Geraint Thomas hits Giro d'Italia with newfound form and motivation

Geraint Thomas at the Giro d'Italia team presentation (Image credit: Getty Images)

It has been three years since Geraint Thomas' last participation in the Giro d’Italia, but if the race remains identical in format, the Welshman’s status in Grand Tour racing has massively altered in that time, making him one of the favourites for overall success in Milan.

Asked on Friday if he felt confident about his chances of wearing the pink jersey on the final podium on October 25, Thomas responded somewhat pointedly: "I’ve won the Tour in 2018, took second last year, I’ve been training well, the Worlds TT went well, and so did Tirreno, and I’m in decent enough shape to be competitive.

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