England won a bizarre Test match against Ireland, Team Ineos tightened their stranglehold on the Tour de France and Max Verstappen won a dramatic German Grand Prix on another thrilling weekend of sport. Here, PA’s photographers look back at the best of the action.
Geraint Thomas expects victorious Team Ineos to return to next year’s Tour de France even stronger with Chris Froome targeting a record-equalling fifth Tour title.
Sir Dave Brailsford chose a very specific shade of yellow to celebrate his team’s latest Tour de France victory as he sported a Colombia football shirt in honour of Egan Bernal’s win.
Sir Dave Brailsford was celebrating once again as his rebranded Team Ineos made it seven Tour de France wins out of the last eight – but this time it was not a Briton on the top step of the podium.
Geraint Thomas said on Saturday night he believed Julian Alaphilippe deserved a podium spot after his electrifying ride lit up the Tour de France – but the Welshman may well wonder if he cost him the top step.
Champagne glasses clinked for Egan Bernal on the road to Paris before Caleb Ewan won stage 21 of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees.
Geraint Thomas has “defied the odds” by finishing runner-up in the Tour de France, according to Team Ineos team principal Sir Dave Brailsford.
Geraint Thomas is convinced he is capable of winning the Tour de France again after the defending champion had to settle for second place behind team-mate Egan Bernal on Saturday.
Team Ineos spent three weeks being asked why they had not been their usual dominant selves at the Tour de France but will end it on Sunday with a one-two of Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas stood on the podium in Paris.
Egan Bernal will stand on the top step in Paris on Sunday as the youngest winner of the Tour de France in the post-war era and the first from Colombia.
For more than a decade they have been coming. With their distinctive yellow, red, and blue flags, loud horns and distinctive chants, you can never miss the fanatical Colombian supporters at the Tour de France.