Team Sky video reveals hopes of Tour glory

It was all looking great for Team Sky at training camp in Majorca, as Wahoo's video shows - they were banging out the power and feeling all the more positive for it.

Fast forward to the eve of the Tour de France and Geraint Thomas is wondering if he over trained in Tenerife, He didn't do great in the Tour de Romandie or the Tour de Suisse and has lost his place as a "protected rider" which would have allowed him to go off and essentially race as he saw fit. 

Now he's back supporting Chris Froome when and where he can. No bad thing but potentially a lot less effective than being a random atom bouncing around the peloton. 

Or this could all be an act of subterfuge to lull the opposition into a false sense of security.

This year's tour is being billed as a tough one, with a series of strength-sapping mountain stages towards the end of the three-week race. 

Some have raised a question mark over whether Mark Cavendish will last the distance given his commitments to the Olypics in Rio in August, although Rod Ellingworth, who coached Cavendish ahead of the 2012 Tour de France and Olympics, believes he can do both. 

“It’s not either/or, or the Tour versus the track,” Ellingworth told The Times. “He can do both. Road ambitions and track ambitions can work side by side."

Riders can look forward to a challenging grand depart - high winds are forecast for the opening stage from Mont-Saint-Michel to Utah Beach in Normandy.

Weather that has in the past favoured Geraint Thomas.