Thomas 'over the moon' to seal Tour de France podium place

ROCAMADOUR FRANCE JULY 23 Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers crosses the finish line during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 20 a 407km individual time trial from LacapelleMarival to Rocamadour TDF2022 WorldTour on July 23 2022 in Rocamadour France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) locked up third place on GC after his fourth-place finish on stage 20 time trial (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Three years on from his last appearance on the Tour de France podium, a second place behind teammate Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas will be back there on Sunday evening after sealing third place behind Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates).

His Ineos Grenadiers team had started the Tour with Thomas as one of three GC leaders along with Dani Martínez and Adam Yates. However, with his two co-leaders falling ill at different points in the race, the British squad ended up looking solely to the Welshman to take the fight to the men who would end up occupying the top steps of the final podium.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.