Geraint Thomas: I'll need some big training rides before the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) has confirmed on Twitter that he was left needing stitches above his right eye after a crash took him out of the Tour de Suisse on stage 4. The defending Tour de France champion crashed with just under 30km to go on the stage and was soon on his way to the hospital for checks after his head took the brunt of the fall. He passed the immediate roadside checks for a concussion, but doctors decided to remove the British rider from the race.

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