I cant help feeling that the majority reaction to Team Sky in France is down to jealousy - particularly from the French! So Sky are a professional team, in the professional era, doing what a professional team does to get the job done within the rules. Until the other teams up their game to compete with Sky, then this will rumble on.
For a good example of this, just look at the different attire that was worn by the riders in today’s TT - some looked like they were out for a Sunday afternoon bimble.
If the French want a French team and a French rider to win a future Tour, then they are going to have to finance it the same way that Sky do.
Until then - watch out for a 5th Tour win from Froome next year! Thomas will most likely pitch for the Vuelta and Giro before then.