Geraint Thomas falls just short of Tour de Suisse title as Spilak wins overall

Simon Spilak wins Tour de Suisse overall title by just five seconds from Geraint Thomas, who finishes fifth behind Tom Dumoulin on final time trial

Geraint Thomas in action during the stage nine ITT of the 2015 Tour de Suisse (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas dug deep on the final 38.4km time trial at the Tour de Suisse but his efforts were not enough to stop an inspired Simon Spilak from pipping him to the overall win by just five seconds.

The Team Sky rider knew he had to overcome a 34-second deficit on overnight leader Thibaut Pinot, which he managed with ease - it was Katusha's Spilak who posed the bigger danger, 13 seconds behind the Welshman.

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