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Tour de France: Stage 20 finish line quotes

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World champion Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and yellow jersey Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) wait for their time trial during stage 20 at the Tour de France

World champion Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and yellow jersey Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) wait for their time trial during stage 20 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas ahead of the stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas ahead of the stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Chris Froome (Team Sky) starts time stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France

Chris Froome (Team Sky) starts time stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) during the stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) during the stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) - Overall race leader

I can't believe it. I'm welling up, man. I don't know what to say. It's just... overwhelming. I didn't think about it all race, and now suddenly... I won the Tour, man! Ah...

I felt good, I felt strong. I felt really good actually. I heard I was up and maybe I was pushing it a bit hard on some of those corners. Nico [Portal - Sky DS] told me to relax, take it easy and just make sure I won the Tour. And that's what I did. I can't speak. It's just incredible. I believed I could beat the guys here but to do it on the biggest stage of all, over three weeks... it's insane. The last time I cried was when I got married... I don't know what's happened to me...

And with that, he breaks down and can't continue the interview

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) - stage 20 winner

[On winning the time trial] Ah that's crazy! I didn't know anything about the split times. I still thought Froome was one second ahead of me when I crossed the line. Everyone was saying I was second by one second. That's crazy. Wow! What an amazing last day. I was so nervous. This morning we found out that we lost the skinsuit, so Exteondo, our sponsor, they’re from the Basque Country on the Spanish side and they made a new one - they were sewing it this morning! I'm forever thankful because otherwise I wound't have been finishing in this beautiful world champion's jersey.

It's crazy! I has such a hard time yesterday, and all my frustration came out at the finish. Today I cannot believe this. It’s amazing. One second...!

[More on the world champion skinsuit getting lost] My skinsuit got lost. I always give some stuff at the beginning of the Tour to the bus or the truck so that I don't need to carry it around for three weeks. My bag with all my skinsuit and everything got lost. It was a bit of a panic but Etxeondo, our clothing sponsor, saved my life brought in a new one this morning. They actually made it, because they are in the Spanish Basque Country, and it was crazy. It's all good now. (Eurosport)

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) -

I did what I could. I'm happy with it. I had good feelings, and I produced good power. It was what we could manage at the moment. For sure there are no regrets. It has been a crazy Tour. I'm really happy and proud.

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

Half the course is all about how well you've recovered after so many stages, and for sure I was motivated to do it well because it's pretty much the last day that I could show myself in this race. (Eurosport)