Geraint Thomas refuses to second-guess Ineos' Tour de France selection

Tirreno Adriatico 2020 55th Edition 8th stage San Benedetto del Tronto San Benedetto del Tronto 101 km 14092020 Geraint Thomas GBR Ineos Grenadiers photo Roberto BettiniBettiniPhoto2020
Geraint Thomas of Ineos Grenadiers finished second on GC with a strong time trial on stage 8 of Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Team Ineos had planned all year to send a trio of overall contenders to the Tour de France but after subpar performances from Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome in the post-coronavirus-lockdown races, the British team placed all their bets on young Egan Bernal, the defending champion. 

The strategy appeared to backfire on Sunday as the Colombian cracked on the Grand Colombier and lost 7:20 to Tour de France leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), while on the same day Thomas headed toward the overall podium in Tirreno-Adriatico.

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