Welsh rider Geraint Thomas wins his 1st Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France title on Sunday, concluding his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling’s biggest race. The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage. Thomas rode a yellow bicycle to match his yellow jersey during the casual ride into Paris before buckling down to keep up with the other leaders on the cobblestones of the Champs-Elysees. “It’s going to take a while to sink in,” Thomas said before draping the flag of Wales over his shoulders during the podium ceremony.AP

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