Egan Bernal: Geraint Thomas told me to attack on the Galibier

The Colombian moved into second overall after gaining time on stage 18 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas gave Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal the freedom to attack on the Galibier stage of the 2019 Tour de France. He did and gained 32 seconds to move ahead of Thomas, the 2018 race winner.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the stage from an escape and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), with a daredevil descent, maintained his yellow jersey lead.

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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.