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Team Sky's Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France on Sunday and finished stage 21
The Norwegian was the fastest in the sprint, while Thomas and his teammates landed further behind.
Here are the results of stage 21:
the inner ring @ inrng
top 10 at level 21 # TDF2018 https://t.co/m6BR9Gx8Ap The Final Classification:
ITV Cycling @ itvcycling
@ITV And in case you need to be reminded, here is the last GC of @LeTour, who affirmed @ GeraintThomas86 as Champion !
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Sunday's Rode to the Champs-Elysees was mostly flat and offered no real challenges, so the classification winners and their teammates could pose for some photos and enjoy a few Drinks in the early kilometers.
Many urged Thomas to enjoy the unique ride:
Brian Moore @ brianmoore666
Geraint Thomas – Enjoy every inch of today's final stages of the Tour de France; a brilliant victory.
Sky wastes no time with its celebrations:
But with some top sprinters left in the race, other teams were eager to start, understand, there was a unique opportunity for a solo victory, rather than a mass sprint on the most famous Street in France.
Things remained civilized until they came to Paris, where Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel was in the limelight on his last tour stage:
Quick-Step Cycling @ quickstepteam
Sylvain Chavanel – who contests his last Tour de France – has attacked in the first round in Paris and leads to the Champs-Elysees. Thanks for the great memories, Chava!
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Six drivers found the gap on the paved roads, but the peloton kept up the pace and always targeted the group. Taylor Phinney was part of the break, but a mechanical problem saw him jump off the bike to grab a new one, resulting in a rough hunt.
Cofidis took the lead of the field within the last 20 kilometers and quickly brought the gap down to the leaders. Yves Lampaert tried his luck with a late attack and almost surprised the opponent, but he was caught within the last kilometer, with Kristoff taking the lead.
Sky finished with Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome the first and third place in the standings Thomas on the podium stand. It was another successful tour for the British formation that has won the race in five of the last six editions.