>> Geraint Thomas tightened Team Sky's grip on the Tour de France Sunday, when he handed the British outfit their sixth title in seven years. It's the first Tour de France title for the 32 year old.>> Well, it's incredible just to be sat here with this Jersey. It's insane.
>> He had a near flawless performance becoming the third British and team Sky Rider to triumph, after Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. Thomas, who won two mountain stages, emerged as the strongest man in the race as he gained ground on his two rivals after taking the yellow jersey at the end of stage eleven.
Finishing second was Dutchman Tom Dumoulin for Team Sunweb. Thomas' victory comes as a relieve for Team Sky as the popularity for it's four time champion, Froome took a nose-dive in France. Froome tested positive last year for an excessive amount of and asthma drug, but was cleared of the doping offense months later.
Thomas who started cycling at the age of ten at Maindy Fliers Cycling Club in Wales told riders there to, quote, dream big and go for it. Don't let anything hold you back.