Geraint Thomas storms to yellow jersey and Tour de France 2018 stage 11 victory

The Welshman took victory in spectacular fashion on the summit finish to La Rosière

Geraint Thomas wins stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) took victory on the summit finish to La Rosière on stage 11 of the Tour de France, moving into the overall lead of the race.

Thomas sailed past lone breakaway rider Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) in the final few hundred metres to take victory, having attacked once from an elite group of climbers with around 6km to go, before attacking again having bridged across to Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), who had gone clear earlier in the day.

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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).