Chris Boardman said on the ITV highlights that Thomas' talk of Froome still being leader is probably a sort of mental defence against everyone going 'can you do it?' 'Is this the year?' etc, etc, and that Thomas certainly isn't riding like he's talking.
TD is looking really good (or Froome is fading) he pulled back a proper attack from him today and even gapped him and Bardet for a bit (with Thomas holding the wheel
Re: the particularly 'vocal' fans, I get that they don't like Sky, but booing is just classless and childish. They are an embarrassment to their more respectful peers on the mountain.
By the way, the mayor of Huez banned the sale of alcohol for today
Edit: why shouldn't Froome attack? In Thomas' own words he's still team leader.