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Pro bike: Geraint Thomas’ Pinarello Dogma F8

The aero Pinarello Dogma F8 of Team Sky's Welshman

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) is enjoying his best Tour de France to date, lying 22nd overall after 17 stages.

The Welshman, who is the only Briton remaining in the race, was as high as 16th in the general classification after stage 16, but dropped down the rankings after suffering on the second day in the Pyrenees.

Thomas has been given the opportunity to ride for himself following the withdrawal of team leader and defending champion, Chris Froome, on stage five, and after the overall hopes of Team Sky’s Plan B, Richie Porte, were extinguished in the Alps.

The 28-year-old, who has been tipped as a future Grand Tour contender in some quarters, is riding the latest iteration of Pinarello’s flagship bike, the Dogma F8. The new machine was first unveiled in May and has had the aero treatment, with a claimed 47 per cent improvement over the existing model, the Dogma 65.1 Think 2.

Following the Tour de France, Thomas will head to Glasgow to ride for Wales at the Commonwealth Games, but for now let’s take a closer look at the machine on which he has ridden his fifth Tour de France.

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