Geraint Thomas puts Tour de France disappointment behind him at Tirreno-Adriatico

SARNANO ITALY SEPTEMBER 11 Aleksandr Vlasov of Russia and Astana Pro Team Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 55th TirrenoAdriatico 2020 Stage 5 a 202km stage from Norcia to SarnanoSassotetto 1335m TirrenAdriatico on September 11 2020 in Sarnano Italy Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
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Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) put in his best performance of the season on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico, finishing second on the Sassotetto summit finish behind stage winner Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).

The result catapulted Thomas into third overall with three days remaining. Yates now leads the eight-day race from Rafa Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 16 seconds and Thomas at 39 seconds. 

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