Geraint Thomas crashes in neutralized zone on stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia

Geraint Thomas finished the stage despite his injuries
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Giro d'Italia favourite Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) crashed hard during the neutralized zone on stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia, with his injuries causing him to lose  more than 12 minutes on the Mount Etna finish and so any hope of overall success in the Corsa  Rosa.

Video footage shot by roadside spectators showed the moment of the crash as riders rolled out of Enna. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.