Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates finished first and second at the 2018 Criterium du Dauphine to prove their status as serious contenders on the UCI WorldTour.

Thomas' victory was his first in the race, making his the fifth Briton to claim the title, while Yates' stage success helped him complete half of the first ever British one-two in the race. The future is bright, that's for sure, with 23-year-old Tao Geoghegan Hart also coming to the fore for Team Sky.

But how was the race won? With picture-perfect backdrops and a prestigious position on the calendar, the Criterium du Dauphine - alongside being a warm-up for the Tour de France - is a beautiful and keenly-fought race in its own right.

A parcours designed for exciting racing, with plenty of climbing and descending thrown in, made for exactly that - thrilling riding through the week, with the yellow jersey changing hands a number of times before finally ending up on Thomas' shoulders.

Miss any of the action? Here's a look at how the race unfolded through the lens...

Criterium du Dauphine 2018 gallery