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Thomas Wins Dauphiné and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss?

Another GC win for Team Sky

Geraint Thomas didn’t allow any surprises in the last stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné and controlled his GC opponents until the very last 200 metres. Then Adam Yates attacked and overtook the solo escapee Daniel Navarro in the closing metres. Bardet finished third while Thomas crossed the finish line just 19 seconds after the Mitchelton-Scott pro, securing his title. Thomas became only the fifth British rider to win the event. And he made a loud claim for team leadership should Chris Froome’s salbutamol case result in his absence from the Tour de France.

Stage seven: Moûtiers and Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

1. Adam Yates (Mitchelton Scott) in 3-51-34
2. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) at 4 sec
3. Romain Bardet (Ag2R La Mondiale) at 9 sec
4. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora Hansgrohe) at 14 sec
5. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 19 sec
6. Daniel Martin (UAE-Team Emirates) at 24 sec
7. Damiano Caruso (BMC) at same time
8. Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) at 28 sec
9. Pierre Latour (Ag2R La Mondiale) at 35 sec
10. Pierre Rolland (Drapac) at 41 sec

Final General Classification

1. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) in 24- 43-12
2. Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at 1-00
3. Romain Bardet (Ag2R La Mondiale) at 1-47
4. Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) at 2-35
5. Damiano Caruso (BMC) at 2-44
6. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora Hansgrohe) at 3-05
7. Pierre Latour (Ag2R La Mondiale) at 4-05
8. Pierre Rolland (Drapac) at 4-22
9. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) at 4-331
10. Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha Alpecin) at 4-45

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