'It didn't seem quite hard enough': Geraint Thomas tries to test Tour de France rivals on Col du Galibier

The Welshman says it's a positive day for Team Ineos with Egan Bernal gaining time

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas (Ineos) wanted to test his Tour de France rivals to see what would happen as they fought over the Galibier to Valloire on stage 18.

Thomas attacked when Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal was already free up the road, raising some eyebrows from followers. The Thomas group regathered descending down the Galibier, however Bernal finished behind stage winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar) with an important 32 seconds on the general classification men.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.