Tour De France 2018: Thomas Wins Stage 11, Riding Into Yellow

Tour de France 2018: Thomas wins Stage 11, riding into yellow

Joe Robinson 18 Jul 2018 An explosive final ascent of La Rosiere sees fireworks on GC with Thomas seizing yellow and plenty losing time Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) triumphed in an explosive first summit finish of the 2018 Tour de France to ride himself into the yellow jersey. The Welshman caught longtime leader Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) in the final few hundred metres, as Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) nicked second place from Chris Froome ahead of the exhausted Spaniard. An action-packed final climb to La Rosiere saw the group of General Classification riders blown apart by Team Sky's relentless pace in response to earlier attacks from Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Dumoulin. Once Sky's domestiques were exhausted, Thomas attacked across to join Dumoulin, with Froome marshalling the remaining few contenders behind. Eventually Froome tagged onto Dan Martin (UAE-Team Emirates) before dropping the Irishman with 1km to go while Thomas attacked Dumoulin ahead. ...

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