Yesterday was definitely one of Team Sky’s best days of this year’s Tour de France after Geraint Thomas won the stage in the Alps and grabbed the leader’s jersey.
On the other hand, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome was able to build his time and grab second place on the overall classification after crossing the finish line in third place, one minute and 25 seconds behind Thomas. Dumoulin took third crossing the finish line only 19 seconds back.
“It’s unreal, I didn’t expect it at all. We were low on numbers so it was more instinct when I went so we didn’t get caught having to ride,” Thomas said.
“I knew it was a good chance but I didn’t know how everybody else was going to ride. To wear the yellow jersey is always a massive honour. I managed to do it last year but to do it two years on the trot is really nice,” he added when asked about the yellow jersey.
After a late acceleration @chrisfroome crosses the line in third place, 20 seconds behind Thomas, after a stunning climax to stage 11. What a performance from the team #TDF2018 pic.twitter.com/3c9B6wKOGo
— Team Sky (@TeamSky) July 18, 2018
Tour de France Stage 11 results
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 3:29:36
2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb +20s
3 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky +20s
4 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team +22s
5 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott +22s
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates +27s
7 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits +57s
8 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale +59s
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +59s
10 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team +59s
General Classification so far
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 44:06:16
2 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky +1:25
3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb +1:44
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +2:14
5 Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo +2:23
6 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo +2:40
7 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team +2:56
8 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale +2:58
9 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team +3:16
10 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates +3:16