Tag: Geraint Thomas
The Welshman beat out F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane into 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Thomas, who rode with Wiggins for Britain and Team Sky, told AFP after finishing second in the Tour's Shanghai Criterium that he did not share the opinion of his former team-mate.
Alejandro Valverde beat Geraint Thomas and Yukiya Arashiro to take the title.
Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has signed a three-year contract extension with Team Sky.
Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will skip the Vuelta a España to do so.
Upon his arrival in Cardiff, Geraint Thomas received a raucous reception.
The 32-year-old Welshman is the third Briton to win the race after Froome and Bradley Wiggins, securing Team Sky's sixth victory in the race from the past seven editions.
Thomas leads Dumoulin by 1:51 and Froome by 2:24 after the lanky Briton leapfrogged Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who cracked in the last competitive stage before Sunday's traditionally unchallenged final leg.
Roglic powered down the final descent from the Col d'Aubisque to beat Thomas by 19 seconds and leapfrog Froome, whose star continued to fade, into third place overall.
The Quick-Step Floors rider, who already prevailed in the 10th stage in Le Grand Bornand, whizzed past Adam Yates six kilometres from the line after the Briton had hit the asphalt in a left-hand curve in the final descent.