Geraint Thomas confirms Tour of the Alps victory with third place on final stage

Team Sky rider defends overall lead on final stage with third place behind Thibaut Pinot

Geraint Thomas on stage five on the Tour of the Alps

(Image credit: Foto Mosna)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) took overall victory in his last warm-up race ahead of the Giro d'Italia after successfully defending his race lead in the last stage of the Tour of the Alps.

Thomas, who will lead Team Sky at the Giro alongside Mikel Landa, had a 13 second lead over Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) coming into the final stage, and had to fend off numerous attacks over the race's last major climb, before finishing third behind Pinot and Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) on the flat finish in Trento.

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