Thomas (left) and Froome drink champagne during the last stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race.
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Thomas made a near flawless performance to become the third British and Team Sky rider to triumph after Bradley Wiggins (2012) and Chris Froome (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017).Froome's failure to beat Thomas also showed how difficult it is to complete a Giro-Tour double, with Marco Pantani being the last man to achieve the feat in 1998 during the doping-tainted era.Thomas, who won two mountain stages – including one on the top of the iconic Alpe d'Huez – 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 11 .
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