Third Today, First Tomorrow T-18-112
The title says it all. Geraint Thomas (Sky) rode himself a solid individual time trial, finishing third on the stage between his teammates, Chris Froome and Michal Kwiatkowski. The Sky party was spoiled (only slightly) when Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) won the stage. The ride of Thomas ensure that he will finish the 105th Tour de France with the final Maillot Jaune, the third rider for Team Sky to win the Tour and the team's eigth Tour win. Tomorrow will be a ceremonial ride for the Welschman, but it will be a day of racing for those who want to win a stage on the fabled Champs Elysees in Paris. In the time trial only the last rider knows how he finished on the stage as he approaches the line. Thomas afforded himself a fist pump of Tour celebration just after he finished his ride (never could get a good camera angle of that moment).