Geraint Thomas sets up Tour de France 2018 victory as Tom Dumoulin wins stage 20 time trial

Thomas will be the first Welshman and third Briton to win the Tour de France when he arrives in Paris on Sunday

Geraint Thomas celebrates winning the 2018 Tour de France on the stage 20 time trial (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) put in a strong enough performance in the final time trial to seal overall victory at the 2018 Tour de France with just the Paris stage to come.

Thomas finished just 14 seconds behind second place Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), who went fast enough to confirm his second place and take victory on the stage, just one second ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).