Monday, 30 July 2018

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas becomes first Welshman to win Tour de France

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Welshman - and third Briton - to triumph in the race.
Thomas had a lead of one minute 51 seconds going into the final and mostly ceremonial stage, and he safely completed it on the Champs-Elysees.

Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff with UAE Team Emirates won the 21st leg from Houilles to Paris after a sprint finish, narrowly beating John Degenkolb and Arnaud Demare.

Thomas's overall lead stayed the same on Sunday as Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin finished second, with Thomas's Team Sky teammate Chris Froome a further 33 seconds behind in third.

 Geraint Thomas

Thomas was on a yellow bike to match his yellow jersey and shared glasses of champagne with his teammates during the ride into Paris.

Four-time champion Froome crossed the line with Thomas and applauded him at the end of the three-week event.

Thomas, 32, joins Sir Bradley Wiggins and Froome as British winners of the prestigious sporting event, with the Team Sky trio claiming six of the last seven Tour titles.

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