Geraint Thomas shadows Vingegaard and Pogačar to move up to third at the Tour de France

Welshman follows attacks on Alpe d'Huez to cement general classification position

Geraint Thomas
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Whisper it, but Geraint Thomas looks like he is the form which saw him win the 2018 Tour de France. The problem is that this time, he has two superstars in Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard in front of him, two men that are at least 10 years his junior as well.

On stage 12, the Ineos Grenadiers rider might not have put in an attack, but cleverly followed those of Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) to remain in contention on general classification, moving up to third overall. He put in 20 seconds on Romain Bardet (Team DSM) to leapfrog him onto the podium, and trails Pogačar by just four seconds. He might be 2-26 behind Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), but he very much is still in the conversation at this bike race.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.