Geraint Thomas' hopes of defending his Tour de France title have suffered a major blow after his road captain Luke Rowe was thrown out of the race.
Rowe was disqualified along with Jumbo-Visma's Tony Martin after the pair clashed during stage 17.
Video appears to show Martin almost riding Rowe off the road and the Welshman retaliating by grabbing the German.
A fierce battle now awaits Thomas as the race heads into the Alps for three mountain stages before the Paris finish on Sunday.
He currently sits 1:35 minutes behind race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).