Chris Froome battled back to limit his losses after a crash and a chaotic finish to stage one at the Tour de France.
I’m just grateful I’m not injured in any way and there’s a lot of road to cover before Paris obviously.
Thomas was happy to avoid the trouble, and after the stage he confirmed: "It wasn't a super hard day and there was no real wind but then the last 20km was pretty bonkers. But you get used to it, that's what the Tour is like. It's always nice to get through unscathed and tick one off. 20 to go!"
Sport Director Nicolas Portal explained that hectic finishes are nothing new at the Tour. He said: "It is a tricky finish and just the typical fight between sprinters and GC guys. Everyone wants to be on the front, especially ahead of the 3km marker. It's the normal tension which is slightly higher than the other Grand Tours."
Following the sprint Gaviria pulled on the first maillot jaune of the race, with Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) rounding out the podium places.
113. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) +1:15"