Geraint Thomas expects Giro d’Italia to erupt with calculated strikes

Geraint Thomas(INEOS Grenadiers) is patient but ready for final showdown
Geraint Thomas(Ineos Grenadiers) is patient but ready for final showdown (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish’s retirement announcement on the Giro d’Italia rest day lead to Geraint Thomas reflecting on their entwined career paths and his own retirement plans but the Welshman stayed focused and ambitious as the decisive final week of the 2023 Giro d’Italia loomed large on the horizon.

Thomas could see the Italian mountains from his resort day hotel between Brescia and Lake Garda. He and his Ineos Grenadiers teammates did a two-hour, rest day ride but included some efforts to keep their legs activated and ready for Tuesday’s mountain stage and summit finish on Monte Bondone.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.