Deals on wheels and another stage win
Wednesday was a great day for the team with Edvald Boasson Hagen winning his second stage of this year's Tour.
We wanted to get in the breakaways as it was highly likely the break would stay away to the finish, so me and Eddie were in the first break initially.
But there's so many different competitions going on, it's not just the overall - the yellow jersey. There's the team classement, the young rider, the points, the king of the mountains.
There was a guy from Leopard in the break with me and Eddie and there wasn't a Garmin rider.
Garmin are the leaders of the team classement and they ended up chasing, and there was about 45 minutes of just going off and trying to get that 'elastic' to snap but it never quite did and we got brought back.
Geraint Thomas is supported by fans on a climb in the Tour de France Photo:Getty
Then Eddie got in the next break, so it was a bit disappointing on my front that I didn't, but we still had Eddie up there and when I heard on the radio that he'd won it was a great day.
I've been rooming with him throughout this race and there's no better guy, so if it's not me on the podium he's my first choice to be up there.
So it's good to see him win and it was a great victory for the team.
I think Sky were quite careful when choosing the character of the team and obviously there's a lot of good riders out there.
But I think it works better if maybe you don't have the very best but if there's somebody who works well in the team and morale's high and confidence is high, then that's as powerful as somebody who is really strong.
We have got strong riders, don't get me wrong, but from last year our bond has really grown. Last year we were still a bit new to each other but now we've made that step forward and it shows in the results.
I've improved nicely from last year on the road and it seems to be the coaching staff and all the support we get is second to none really.
So it's great to stay with that by signing a new contract and with the other riders, we're genuinely good mates.
People like Swifty (Ben Swift) and Ian Stannard and I grew up with racing around in the UK and then obviously people like Eddie I've got to really know, and get on with really well.
So that was one of the major factors behind my decision to re-sign with Sky.
It's something that's been up in the air the last couple of months really, then all of a sudden word got out that my contract was up and a few teams showed interest.
I thought it would be wrong to discredit them by not listening to what they had to say and there's still a lot of good teams out there.
But at the back of my mind Sky is home with the British set-up and the guys in the team.
I definitely had a few good offers and it wasn't an easy decision but it was still what I wanted to do, and with the Olympics and things it is definitely the right place for me and just continuing that progression.
It wasn't like I was worried that I wouldn't get a contract, like some guys start stressing that they're not going to have a team.
For me it was the other way around really, I had too many teams!
It played on my mind for sure but at the end of the day I was in the Tour de France and the better I did, the more teams showed their interest.
That was good for the confidence and the morale, but once I'd shaken Dave Brailsford's hand and the deal was done I could forget about that.
The next three years are sorted and I can just get out there and enjoy the racing.
It's only two real tough days now, the time trial is tough but it's only an hour maximum of real hard work compared to five hours.
So we've got a few big climbs on Thursday, we go over 2,000 metres of altitude three times - they're high mountains and tough going.
Then we've got the legendary Alpe d'Huez on Friday, I raced it in the Dauphine last year and it was pretty special but I think doing it in the Tour is going to be another level.
It's one of those climbs, everybody knows it, it's got so much history and it'll be a real special day racing up that.