Monday 21 August 2017

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas celebrates victory on stage one of Tour de France

UCI Tour of the Alps mens cycling tour, Kufstein to Innsbruck, stage 1; GBR's Thomas Geraint (Team Sky) (Photo by Pierre Teyssot/Action Plus via Getty Images)
UCI Tour of the Alps mens cycling tour, Kufstein to Innsbruck, stage 1; GBR's Thomas Geraint (Team Sky) (Photo by Pierre Teyssot/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ian Parker

Geraint Thomas won his first career Tour de France stage and took the yellow jersey as Team Sky enjoyed a dream start to the 2017 edition on the soaking streets of Dusseldorf.

Welshman Thomas completed the opening 14 kilometre time trial in 16 minutes and four seconds to win by five seconds from BMC Racing's Stefan Kung.

His team-mate Chris Froome finished sixth, 12 seconds down, as he opens his bid to win a third straight Tour crown and fourth overall.

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