Geraint Thomas describes the moment a spectator tried to grab him on Tour de France stage 17 finish

Thomas was knocked by a fan reaching out from the barriers on the final climb of stage 17 of the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas on the finish of stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tour de France race leader Geraint Thomas's bid for the 2018 title could have ended with a fan hitting him in the final of stage 17.

Thomas added to his race lead on the Col du Portet by dropping rivals on Wednesday, but while he sprinted for third place bonuses seconds, a fan leaned over to grab or hit his right arm.

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