Thomas wins Critérium du Dauphiné

"The guys were just incredible, they rode really well for me."


Thomas suffered two punctures in the second half of the 136km stage from Moutiers to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, but received excellent support from his teammates to regain position each time.
Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) secured the stage victory with a late drive to the line in the closing metres of the summit finish, though he was unable to turn around the deficit to Thomas and finished second overall, with Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) taking the final place on the podium.

Thomas' win was Team Sky's sixth in the race and following the stage, and the Welshman was still struggling to come to terms with his achievement, beaming: “It’s incredible, it hasn’t sunk in yet!"