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Geraint Thomas eager to enjoy Tour of Britain after whirlwind month

• Tour de France winner plays down chances of winning race• ‘I’ve not done much in the last month, I’m knackered’Geraint Thomas is apparently on the point of signing a new contract with Team Sky but is unlikely to take any decision over whether or not …

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Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon escapes sack over Tour de France incident

UCI gives Moscon five-week suspension for Gespert incidentTeam Sky ‘confident he has learnt from this episode’Gianni Moscon has been handed a five-week suspension from the UCI after he was thrown out of the Tour de France for trying to punch another ri…

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Lawson Craddock wears Tour’s red lantern as badge of courage

The American rider may have come last in the Tour de France but his grit and persistence in carrying on after a dreadful first-stage crash made it a triumph of sporting endeavourYou might not instantly recognise Lawson Craddock’s name, but an image of …

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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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Will Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France win spark thirst for more success?

Thomas could follow in Chris Froome’s footsteps with repeated Tour de France wins or will he focus on other targets?With a first Tour de France win out of the way, Geraint Thomas will show us in the next few months whether he is a ticker or an accumula…

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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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Geraint Thomas: Tour de France support has outshone negativity – video

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas says the fan support has outshone any negativity around the race following his Tour de France triumph over the weekend, saying he couldn’t believe how positive the reaction was towards his win, even ‘random people c…

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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 2018: Geraint Thomas rides into Paris on final day – live!

Live updates as the Welshman makes his way to the Champs-ÉlyséesGeraint Thomas defies old habits to stay mellow in yellow until endEmail or tweet Simon your thoughts 4.06pm BST “Why do they call the last stage as ceremonial?” wonders Ino Abalos. “Techn…

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Dave Brailsford emotional but immovable as Tour triumph continues legacy | Jeremy Whittle

Team Sky chief’s sixth Tour victory is a result of meticulous planning, 60-hour working weeks and a genuine love of cyclingWhen Dave Brailsford was 20, he left his family home in Snowdonia and headed off to France with his bike, £600, and a train ticke…

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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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Geraint Thomas defies old habits to stay mellow in yellow until end | William Fotheringham

The Welshman put a history of dramatic scrapes behind him by keeping his cool in the time trial to all but secure Tour victoryGiven the variety of ways he has managed to fall off his bike over the years, it would have been unlike Geraint Thomas to comp…

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How Geraint Thomas sealed his historic Tour de France victory – video

Geraint Thomas is set to become the first Welshman ever to win the Tour de France after protecting his yellow jersey on the stage 20 time trial from Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle to Espelette. Thomas will become the third British winner of …

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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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Geraint Thomas set to win Tour de France after taking yellow jersey to Paris

• Welshman remains in yellow following stage 20 time trial• Team Sky rider will become third Briton to win the raceGeraint Thomas will be crowned the Tour de France winner in Paris on Sunday following another strong performance in Saturday’s penultimat…

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Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas defends lead in stage 20 time-trial – live!

Live updates from the 31km test on the Tour’s penultimate dayThomas, Dumoulin and Roglic braced for brutal 31km time trialAnd feel free to email James or tweet @piercy360 10.23am BST Bore da! Whitchurch High School could soon be adding a Tour de France…