Vancouver Sun

Thomas takes lead at Tour de France


British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris Froome moved up to second overall, 1 minute, 25 seconds behind Thomas, his teammate. Thomas attacked on the last of four climbs over the short but gruelling 11th stage and finished 20 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin, who moved up to third overall, 1:44 behind. Froome crossed third, just behind Dumoulin. Froome is attempting to match the record of five Tour victories shared by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

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