Geraint Thomas says he hopes to repeat success in the Alps in final stages of Tour de France 2019

After a calm GC day to Gap, the race will ignite in the Alps on stage 18

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Geraint Thomas hopes that in the coming days he can repeat last year's success in the Alps to move into the overall lead and have a chance at winning the 2019 Tour de France.

Thomas (Team Ineos) took the yellow jersey in La Rosière and won the Alpe d'Huez stage the following day in the yellow jersey in 2019. He currently sits second overall at 1-35 minutes behind race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).

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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.