VADUZ: Britain’s 2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas tuned up for next month’s race with overall victory in the Tour of Switzerland after Sunday’s eighth and final stage. The 36-year-old Welshman sealed victory after the 25.6 km time-trial in Liechtenstein, won by Belgian rider Remco Evenepoel of Quick-Step. Thomas, an individual time-trial specialist, finished second three seconds behind the winner to snatch victory from Colombian Sergio Higuita who had started the day wearing the leader’s yellow jersey. “It’s super nice obviously to win here. I hadn’t been back here since 2015,” said Thomas who finished second in the race seven years ago. I lost the jersey by a few seconds, so it’s nice to come back to this race and win it. “It’s kind of revenge. It was a difficult race. You had to be consistent all week. So I’m really very satisfied. We lost Adam Yates at the start of the week. I had to take the reins of the team. It is a great satisfaction for me.” Higuita, riding for Bora-Hansgrohe, finished second overall 1min 12sec behind the winner after clocking the 11th fastest time, with Dane Jacob Fuglsangtaking third place a further four seconds back.