Crashes part of the Tour - Thomas

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas says that the first week of the Tour De France is "always stressful" and that "crashing is just part of of the Tour."

British riders Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome - along with Alberto Contador - are among 18 riders forced to quit this year's event after crashing.

Thomas and the other surviving riders are enjoying a rest day on Tuesday.

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