Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: I've won the Tour man!
Jul 29 2018 03:51 am CET

Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: I've won the Tour man!
Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: I've won the Tour man!
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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has secured his victory at the 2018 Tour de France with a good performance at the Individual Time Trial of the 20th stage.

The Welshman finished in the third position of the time trial behind Tom Dumoulin and teammate Chris Froome. "I don’t know what to say, it’s just overwhelming," commented the rider at the end of the stage. "I didn’t think about it at all but… I’ve won the Tour man!

"I felt good, I felt strong, I felt really good actually and I was pushing a bit hard on the corners and (Sports Director) Nico Portal told me to relax, take it easy and just make sure I win the Tour. And that’s what I did – it’s overwhelming."

"I thought I could beat the guys here, but to do it on the biggest stage of all, over three weeks," explained the rider. "That’s insane."

Just after finishing the time trial and as the fact of winning the Tour de France sink in, Thomas couldn't hold the tears as he celebrated with his wife and Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Sky's principal. "Last time I cried was when I got married, I don’t know what’s happened to me."




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