Geraint Thomas made it a total of six wins from the last seven years at the Tour de France for Team Sky.
The Welshman added the Tour de France yellow jersey to his already impressive list of honours on Sunday evening in Paris, crossing the line alongside teammate and third overall in this year’s general classification Chris Froome.
Thomas defied all odds to win after dealing with three weeks of constant questions from the public and media about who was to be the leader for Team Sky at this year’s Tour de France.
The Olympic gold medallist spent 10 days in the yellow jersey after taking an emphatic win on the summit of Col de La Rosière, before winning the next day on L’Alpe d’Huez also.
“Taking it one day at a time”, was the reply from Thomas at the time to questions around his lead in the general classification.
Team Sky successfully lead 32-year-old Thomas to the Pyrenees, where he answered those questions, coming third on stage 17.
He gained just five seconds on his main rival Tom Dumoulin during that stage atop Saint-Lary-Soulan, however proving in his act of sprinting past him 500m from the finish line that he was the strongest man in the peloton.
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