Thomas: Dauphine victory is the biggest of my career

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) stays in the overall lead after stage 6 at Criterium du Dauphine

Geraint Thomas is an Olympic gold medallist but he described his victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné as the biggest of his career. The Briton won team pursuit gold on the track at London 2012 before setting his sights on the road and, in the last few years he has been exploring his potential as a stage racer and possible Grand Tour contender with Team Sky. After winning the Volta ao Algarve in 2015, he won his first WorldTour stage race at Paris-Nice in 2016 and then won the Tour of the Alps last year. E3 Harelbeke and a stage of the Tour de France also rank among his achievements but he insisted the Dauphiné tops the lot. "It's the biggest win of my career," he said in Saint-Gervais after pulling on the yellow jersey for the final time. "It's kind of surreal. It hasn't sunk in yet because I ...

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