Geraint Thomas of Great britain carries auto flag du Wales during thé 105th Tour ns France 2018, stage 21 phase from Houilles à Paris nous Sunday. Tim du Waele/Getty image hide caption

Geraint Thomas ns Great angleterre carries thé flag du Wales during the 105th Tour ns France 2018, phase 21 phase from Houilles to Paris nous Sunday.

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U.K. Cyclist Geraint thomas crossed auto Tour de France finish line nous the Champs-Élysées dimanche to come to be the sapin Welshman à take the honor.

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Thomas, 32, wearing auto yellow jersey de the overall leader crossed thé line arm-in-arm with teammate chris Froome, critical year"s winner. Sunday"s ceremonial définitif stage come after Thomas"s Saturday defense du a 1 minute, 51 seconds lead over second-place finisher à m Dumoulin. Four-time champion Froome placed third overall.

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According à Cycling News, "After auto customary champagne and photo avenues during the tons half du the stage, jambe - oui they usually à faire - gained serious once the peloton fight Paris. A six-man du repos got far early nous the Champs-Élysées circuits, cible with the sprinter"s groups keen à take auto glory nous the Tour"s critical day, castle were pursued down through 6.5km (4 miles) to go."


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"It"s going to take a while to sink in," planche à découper said avant draping auto flag of Wales over his shoulders during the podium ceremony, according to thé Associated Press. "Normally that phase is really hard but today ns just seemed à float roughly it. Ns had goose bump going about there. The soutien from auto Welsh, britanique flags. ... Venir ride around wearing this (yellow jersey) is a dream."

According to auto Associated Press:

"French driver Sylvain Chavanel, speak his enregistrer 18th Tour, talk ahead of the pack as the life rider onto auto Champs-Elysees.

World champion pet Sagan suitable Erik Zabel"s record passant par winning the vert jersey points competition parce que le a sixth time. Français riders Julian Alaphilippe et Pierre Latour secured the polka-dot montagnes jersey et best young rider white jersey, respectively."

thomas was a support rider à la Froome"s four earlier Tour de France victories. Oui ESPN writes, "This isn"t the tons time a loyal appui rider has arised from the shadow de his se réconcilier leader."

ESPN, noting a "lack du tension" between Thomas and Froome over the role reversal, sûr Thomas "prevailed because Froome wavered, marqué there"s more to it. Ciel has thé deepest pockets ($40 million, double that of the next-richest organization) et correspondingly deepest bench in thé business. In thé highest mountains, incandescence 21-year-old Colombian talenz Egan Bernal worked pour both men."

As"s facture Chappell composed last week, à la Froome, cette had been "a race de misadventures." One difficulté came nous Wednesday once Froome, put on a foncé gray rain jacket over his racing jersey, to be yanked off his bike par a officier de police officer who mistook him parce que le a ventilateur riding the course.