Team Ineos manager David Brailsford revealed he is recovering from prostate cancer.
Thomas loses a key domestique leading into three decisive stages in the Alps.
French hero Alaphilippe is becoming a bigger problem by the day for the top favorites as the Tour enters its final battleground. And Pinot packs the punch that should worry all the other would-be winners.
Spanish media report that Oleg Tinkov offered to save Team Sky, which is seeking a sponsor for 2020. He denies report as "bullshit."
Team Sky boss rails against rumored plans to further trim rosters and cap team budgets, saying he wants sport to grow as a whole.
Sky will likely boost Thomas's salary for 2019, but that's not the reason why the British team will trim riders from its roster.
Sky director Dave Brailsford says Froome's role as a super-domestique to ascendant Thomas will be cheered.