Geraint Thomas: Welshman becomes first Briton to win Tour de Suisse

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Geraint Thomas has become the first Briton to win the Tour de Suisse after finishing second on the final day time trial in Vaduz.

The 36-year-old 2018 Tour de France winner was well ahead of his main general classification rivals as Remco Evenepoel won on stage eight.

Belgian Evenepoel completed the course in 28 minutes 26 seconds, with Welshman Thomas three seconds slower.

Thomas overtook Sergio Higuita for the win, beating him by more than a minute.

Jakob Fuglsang finished third in an event marred by almost 30 riders, including four teams, pulling out because of Covid-19 on Friday.

Higuita, of Colombia, had held a narrow lead going into the 25.6km time trial in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, leaving Thomas as the favourite to win as the start of the 2022 Tour de France looms in Copenhagen on Friday, 1 July.

Thomas lived up to that billing, taking a huge chunk of time out of his rival to win the general classification by 1min 12sec.

Source : ESPN.com

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