Geraint Thomas: "I had goosebumps on the Tourmalet"

Geraint Thomas, Tour de France 2011, stage 12

The toast of the Tour on today's twelfth stage was former British champion Geraint Thomas (Team Sky).

He made the day's main breakaway and led the Tour for most of the Col du Tourmalet, despite two crashes on the upper part of the Hourquette d'Ancizan descent 40 kilometres earlier. At one point, he was the virtual yellow jersey.

Thomas's efforts were rewarded with the Prix de la Combativite, the daily prize given to the most aggressive rider.

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