Geraint Thomas ticked off the final mountain test on the Tour de France and snatched six bonus seconds to extend his lead in yellow as Sky team-mate Chris Froome slipped off the podium two days from Paris.
Geraint Thomas stayed safe in the yellow jersey as Frenchman Arnaud Demare won stage 18 of the Tour de France in Pau.
Team Sky's Geraint Thomas extended his lead in the Tour de France as Chris Froome slipped out of second place on 17th stage won by Nairo Quintana.
As the 2018 Tour de France edges closer to its culmination, an intriguing day left Team Sky with a decision to make going into the last few stages.
After the exertions of our expedition into the mountains, Stage 13 represented some respite for the peloton, with a largely flat stage set up for the sprinters. But with so many gone in abandonments and eliminations, who would take the stage victory?