Geraint Thomas commits support to help Egan Bernal to overall Tour de France victory

Thomas says he'll ride for Bernal to try and secure Ineos the overall win after the final stage in the Alps

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Geraint Thomas (Ineos) will turn his attention to helping Egan Bernal win the 2019 Tour de France just as Chris Froome did for him in the 2018 edition.

Bernal, the team's 22-year-old Colombian star, took the yellow jersey on the shortened stage to Tignes. He topped the Iseran first and with enough gap over Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) to take the lead. Then the organisers trimmed the stage due to rain, hail and a mudslide in the valley before Tignes.

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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.