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Geraint Thomas wins back-to-back Tour de France stages to retain yellow jersey

Geraint Thomas has extended his lead in the Tour de France after winning Stage 11.

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The Team Sky rider secured his second stage win in a row to extend his lead.

The Welshman led home Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin and AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet at the end of the 175.5km stage from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, with his Sky team-mate Chris Froome fourth and Movistar's Mikel Landa fifth.

The quintet had attacked and counter-attacked one another on the way up one of cycling's most famous climbs, but were back together in the final few hundred metres before Thomas accelerated out of the last bend to take the stage win for the second straight day.

Thomas, 32, becomes the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez.

Thomas extends his lead in yellow over Froome by 14 seconds to one minute and 39 seconds, with Dutchman Dumoulin a further 11 seconds back.

It was a second Tour mountain stage win in a row for Thomas following Wednesday's victory in La Rosiere, and his third career Tour stage victory.

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