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Sport Team Sky's Geraint Thomas wins Tour of the Alps

19:15  21 april  2017
19:15  21 april  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Geraint Thomas on Friday completed victory in the Tour of the Alps stage race to show his form ahead of the Giro d’Italia. Team Sky ’ s Thomas triumphed in the five-day race, previously known as the Giro del Trentino, to take one of the biggest wins of his career.

Geraint Thomas put in an assured performance to claim overall victory at the Tour of the Alps . The success was Team Sky ’ s third victory in as many editions of the race. With Richie Porte (2015) and Landa (2016) taking wins in its previous Giro del Trentino iteration.

Geraint Thomas took one of the biggest wins of his career: Cycling - 2015 Tour de France - Stage Twenty One - Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees © PA WIRE Cycling - 2015 Tour de France - Stage Twenty One - Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees

Geraint Thomas on Friday completed victory in the Tour of the Alps stage race to show his form ahead of the Giro d'Italia.

Team Sky's Thomas triumphed in the five-day race, previously known as the Giro del Trentino, to take one of the biggest wins of his career.

The 30-year-old Welshman is slated to lead Team Sky, along with Spain's Mikel Landa, at the Giro, which begins on May 5 on Sardinia and finishes in Milan on May 28.

France's Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) won Friday's fifth stage, the 199-kilometres from Smarano to Trento, but had to settle for second overall, seven seconds behind Thomas, who was third on the day.

It was Team Sky's third successive overall victory in the race after Richie Porte's 2015 win and Landa's triumph last year.

Caleb Ewan takes overall lead after Frenchman Bouhanni wins in Harrogate .
French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni took victory on stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate as a second consecutive second place put Australian Caleb Ewan in the leader's blue jersey.French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni took victory on stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate as a second consecutive second place put Australian Caleb Ewan in the leader's blue jersey.

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