Tour De France 2018: Geraint Thomas Seals Historic Victory
The Team Sky rider, Geraint Thomas, became the 3rd Briton after Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, to win the Tour De France, as Britain claimed a 6th title in seven years.
Alexander Kristoff won the tour’s last stage i.e Stage 21, and the Briton pair, Thomas and Froome crossed the line together, claiming a huge victory for Team Sky and Britain.
Geraint deserved to win as he had developed his lead over the past 20 phases and Tour tradition directs that the yellow shirt is not tested on the last stage.
Tour de France 2018: Tom Dumoulin Wins Stage 20; Thomas Geraint Confirms Victory
In general standings, Thomas Geraint stands first with Tom Dumoulin second and the defending champion, Chris Froome placed at the 3rd position.
Post his win, the 33 year old, expressed his feelings in a delightful manner. He said:
When I rode on the Champs-Elysees for the first time in 2007, that was insane – just to finish the race and just to be a part of it
To now be riding round winning it is just incredible. It’s just a whirlwind. I seem to be floating around on cloud nine.
Maybe when I’m 70, sat in a corner of a pub telling some 18-year-old what I used to be, it will sink in. It’s incredible, the stuff of dreams.
1. Geraint Thomas – 83hrs 17mins 13secs
2. Tom Dumoulin – +1min 51secs
3. Chris Froome – +2mins 24secs
4. Primoz Roglic – +3mins 22secs
5. Steven Kruijswijk – +6mins 8secs
Stage 21 result:
1. Alexander Kristoff – 2hrs 46mins 36secs
2. John Degenkolb – same time
3. Arnaud Demare – same time
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen – same time
5. Christophe Laporte – same time
Twitter Reacts To Geraint Thomas’s First Tour De France Victory:
Congratulations @GeraintThomas86 Amazing Achievement,
Great to see you wearing that dragon with pride.
I’ll Carry It Saturday #CymruAmByth pic.twitter.com/lWU8nTMsPY
— Brett Johns (@36Johns) 29 July 2018
Awesome riding @geraintthomas86 these last 3 weeks, what a cyclist whole of Wales ??????? are so proud of you and lukerowe1990 ??♂️?? https://t.co/BRoHIaWprW
— marc williams (@m4rcwilliams) 29 July 2018
I’m absolutely made up for such a deserving winner and good friend. It was fantastic to see after so many years of hard work. Congratulations to Tour de France winner @GeraintThomas86 and @TeamSky!!! pic.twitter.com/oZ71ANXudw
— Steven Burke (@StevenBurke88) 29 July 2018
Standing on the Champs with the other Welshies, so many flags out for @GeraintThomas86 , my favourite moment ever in Paris- shame we didn’t get a blast of our real national anthem though! Gwlad, gwlad…
— Natalie Roberts (@docnat) 29 July 2018
Completely over the moon for @GeraintThomas86, so deserved! Such an inspirational message for the youngsters too, what a man.
His book, The World of Cycling According to G, is also sensational.
Congrats to @TeamSky for a flawless 3 weeks & also @MaindyFlyersYCC – where it began
— Robbie George (@CODEMCR) 29 July 2018
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