Chris Froome: Geraint Thomas says Team Sky smashed it

Geraint Thomas says that Sky "smashed it" on Stage 10 of the Tour de France leaving their main rider Chris Froome well set to win the race.

Froome - who led by 12 seconds overnight - broke away with 6.4km left of the first summit finish of this year's race to win emphatically in La Pierre-Saint-Martin and increase his overall lead to nearly three minutes.

All of his main rivals lost significant time, with Nairo Quintana now three minutes nine seconds behind in the overall standings, Alberto Contador four minutes four seconds back and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali a massive six minutes 57 seconds adrift of the Team Sky rider.