Geraint Thomas 'blows away the cobwebs' in Tour de Romandie prologue

ORON SWITZERLAND APRIL 27 Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 74th Tour De Romandie 2021 Prologue a 405km Individual Time Trial stage from Oron to Oron 700m ITT TDR2021 TDRnonstop UCIworldtour on April 27 2021 in Oron Switzerland Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at Tour de Romandie prologue (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Geraint Thomas formed part of an Ineos Grenadiers podium sweep during the prologue at the Tour de Romandie with a runner-up performance that he said shows a steady improvement in his form. Thomas and Richie Porte finished the 4.05km individual time trial nine seconds behind their teammate and stage winner Rohan Dennis.

"I blew out some cobwebs," Thomas said in a post-race interview. "It’s the same for everyone though, we’re not really used to doing efforts like that. But it was decent, I think. I tried to control the first part and move on a little harder at the bottom of the climb. In the last 200 metres, it felt like I started to slow down quite a bit then but it is what it is – a good start to the race."

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