Geraint Thomas moves into yellow at Paris-Nice, but just misses out on stage win

The Welshman attacked and looked to have the better of the lead group, but Zakarin came through for the stage win

Geraint Thomas in yellow after stage six of Paris-Nice. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas just missed out on the stage win at Paris-Nice as his late attack was bettered by Ilnur Zakarin. However, the strong ride puts the Team Sky rider into the overall lead with only one stage remaining.

The British rider launched in sight of the summit finish line and left Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Richie Porte (BMC Racing) well behind. However, the Katusha rider came round him at the last and got his arms in the air.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.