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.