'It should be enough': Thomas takes confidence ahead of final Tour de France test on stage 20

Geraint Thomas confident of defending 2-05 lead in the Tour de France final time trial after extending lead on final mountain stage

Geraint Thomas in yellow at the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas (Sky) believes that the 2-05-minute advantage he has in the 2018 Tour de France "should be enough" for overall victory in two days in Paris.

Thomas survived the last big mountains on stage 19 in the mammoth climbing day over the Tourmalet and Aubisque to finish in Laruns. He leads Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and at 2-24 minutes, Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) in third.

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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.