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

19:15  21 april  2017
19:15  21 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

Thousands turn out for funeral of Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi

  Thousands turn out for funeral of Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of cyclist Michele Scarponi in his home town of Filottrano on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was killed when he was hit by a van close to his home during a training ride on Saturday, just days after he had finished fourth overall in the Tour of the Alps.Members of Scarponi's Astana team, led by Fabio Aru, were joined by others including former team-mate Vincenzo Nibali and world champion Peter Sagan at his funeral.

Geraint Thomas capped off a superb display by leading home a Team Sky 1-2 at the Tour of the Alps and moving into the race lead. The Welshman launched a stinging late attack on the steep finish to Funes, bridging across to team -mate Mikel Landa and then pushing on to take the win on stage three.

17 Apr 2017. Thomas second at Tour of the Alps . General Classification 1. Michele Scarponi (Astana) 3:32:15 2. Geraint Thomas ( Team Sky ) +4" 3. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) +6” 4. Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac) +10" 5. Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) +10”.

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.

Chicago Bulls stun Boston Celtics on emotional night for Isaiah Thomas .
Jimmy Butler contributed 30 points and nine rebounds as the Chicago Bulls stunned Eastern Conference top seeds the Boston Celtics in their opening play-off game on an emotional night for Isaiah Thomas. Thomas' sister Chyna was killed in a car accident on Saturday but her brother led the scoring for the Celtics with 33 points. Thomas played in shoes bearing his sister's name.However, Chicago surged clear with four minutes remaining - Butler nailing three free throws to make it 95-88 - and the Bulls clung on for a 106-102 victory.

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