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Froome and Thomas to lead Team Sky challenge at Tour de France

• Both riders will skip Giro to put focus on the Tour de France• Froome wants fifth Tour title and Thomas wants ‘best result’Team Sky are set to go into what could be their final Tour de France with two leaders as four-time winner Chris Froome and defe…

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Cool boarders and terrifying tee-offs: my sporting moments of 2018 | Sean Ingle

From Chris Froome’s breakaway to an epic Wimbledon showdown, my year in sports reporting featured a number of breathtaking highlightsWhen the New York columnist Jimmy Cannon was starting out in journalism, the playwright Damon Runyon gave him some impe…

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Chris Froome undecided over defence of Giro d’Italia on ‘explosive’ course

• Team Sky rider undecided following announcement of route• Decision rests partly on Froome’s desire to win Tour de FranceThe Giro d’Italia champion Chris Froome said he is still undecided about riding in next year’s edition but added that the start of…

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Geraint Thomas: ‘Ideally, Froome would ride for me. But that’s not possible’

The Tour de France winner on overcoming frustration with Team Sky, meeting Messi and why he can’t wait for next yearGeraint Thomas has already told me about the night he and Lionel Messi met up in an underground car park and how it feels to have won th…

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas gears up for home race

Welsh cyclist will be part of 120-strong peloton cycling 109-mile course through WalesThe farming village of Bancyfelin in the heart of Wales, with one pub, a post office and a tiny primary school, will be almost emptied tomorrow as cycling’s Tour of B…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Tour de France: French media call for salary cap to curb Team Sky dominance

• Winner Geraint Thomas’s team have twice budget of Sunweb• Fans and public said to view Tour with ‘disillusioned anger’Geraint Thomas has been hailed as “Le Prince de Galles” and “Le cyclist next door” by French papers after winning his first Tour de …

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Team Sky’s riders who propelled Geraint Thomas to Tour de France win

A dedicated team effort helped propel the Welshman to the Tour title, with a mix of mountain grind, chasing tenacity as well as a potential glimpse of a future Grand Tour championSigned from Movistar, where he helped Nairo Quintana in the Tour de Franc…

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Tour de France victory has given Geraint Thomas desire for more big wins

• ‘It’s insane – I’ve certainly got the taste for it,’ says Welshman • Next month’s Vuelta a España likely to be a step too farGeraint Thomas says his first Tour de France victory has given him a “taste” for more grand tour successes, although he appea…

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Fans line Paris streets as Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France

The Welshman – the first to win the tour – crossed the finish line on the Champs Élysées alongside teammate Chris FroomeThousands of fans lined the streets of Paris on Sunday to see Geraint Thomas become the first Welshman to take home cycling’s bigges…

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From Wales to the Champs-Élysées: the selfless rise of Geraint Thomas | William Fotheringham

The remarkable career of a cycling all-rounder whose innate talent has taken him to Tour de France triumphIt is 11 years and one month since a chubby-faced Welsh youth stood on London’s Tower Bridge marvelling, along with a slightly less chubby-faced M…

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Geraint Thomas seals maiden Tour de France title with Paris procession

• Welshman secures title in another win for Team Sky• Alexander Kristoff wins final sprint on Champs ÉlyséesNever, surely, has a flute of champagne tasted so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning …

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Tour de France: the best images from the 2018 race

As this year’s Tour reaches its climax in Paris, after 20 stages of racing resulting in Geraint Thomas set to secure an historic victory, we bring you some of our favourite images from three weeks of two-wheel actionHow Geraint Thomas sealed his histor…

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Tour de France diary: Moscon’s punch, Froome’s bumpy ride and Welsh wit

Our correspondent sees one rider booted off Tour, the defending champion dragged off his bike by a gendarme and compares Geraint Thomas’s humour to that of Rob Brydon’sIn the sweltering heat of Carcassonne, just as everybody finishes work and heads off…

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Chris Froome says abuse on Tour de France helped Team Sky bond

• Booing and spitting brought us together, says Froome• Four-time winner praises performance of Geraint ThomasChris Froome believes that the vitriol directed at Team Sky during the Tour de France spurred them on. The four-time winner, who has been booe…

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Thomas extends lead in yellow as Roglic wins final Tour mountain stage

• Thomas extends lead over Dumoulin ahead of time trial• Slovenian rider moves ahead of Froome into third placeAt the finale of this most breathless of Tour de France stages, as the riders hammered down the Col d’Aubisque at speeds touching 91kph in th…

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Tour de France 2018: riders tackle the Tourmalet on stage 19 – live!

Updates from the final mountain stage in the PyreneesDemare takes stage 18 as Thomas holds firm in yellowEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.19am BST They’re racing on Stage 19: Christian Prudhomme waves his flag as the peloton rolls out of Lourdes a…

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Tour de France 2018: riders tackle the Tourmalet on stage 19 – live!

Updates from the final mountain stage in the PyreneesDemare takes stage 18 as Thomas holds firm in yellowEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.19am BST They’re racing on Stage 19: Christian Prudhomme waves his flag as the peloton rolls out of Lourdes a…

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Delay over Chris Froome case stoked tensions in this niggly Tour de France | Jeremy Whittle

Spectator unrest in France has its roots in a lack of swift communication over the champion’s salbutamol findingHow many more years can the French stomach Team Sky’s domination of the Tour de France? Are the traditions of the Tour, the accessibility of…