Geraint Thomas: 'I have every confidence that cycling is clean at the moment'

Thomas says Sky's success is down to nothing but hard training, as his time up Alpe d'Huez puts him outside the top 100 of all time

Geraint Thomas ahead of stage 12 of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Tour de France race leader Geraint Thomas says that he is "99 per cent" confident that there is currently no doping in cycling, and that the success of himself and the rest of Team Sky is down to nothing more than hard training.

Thomas leads the 2018 Tour de France over Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome after winning two Alpine stages back-to-back. However his time up the Alpe d'Huez was well down the all-time list of fastest ascents, outside the top 100 fastest times and nearly five minutes slower than Marco Pantani's record ascent in 1995.

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