WASHINGTON — Riders battled for 23-days and about 2,200 miles to complete the 105th edition of the Tour de France.
Geraint Thomas, from Wales, won his first Tour de France title, beating second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the tour’s final stage with a lead of one minute, 51 seconds.
Tour de France winner Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, follows teammate Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski, second left, and Britain’s Luke Rowe, left, as they ride down Chams Elysees avenue as the Arc de Triomphe is seen in the background during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani )
Geraint Thomas was the steadiest rider from the start, the strongest in the Alps and the Pyrenees. He claimed his first Tour de France title. See photos.
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