Giro d'Italia: Geraint Thomas confident amid unknowns in Monte Lussari finale

Geraint Thomas on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia
Geraint Thomas on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

There is only one hurdle between Geraint Thomas and the overall victory in the 2023 Giro d'Italia, and that is the daunting and unknown mountain time trial ending on Monte Lussari on stage 20. Leading Primož Roglič by just 26 seconds, Thomas knows that that one more strong, consistent performance can secure him the overall victory in Rome.

The Welshman impressed yet again in a breathtaking Dolomite finish at Tre Cime di Lavaredo. He was able to go with Roglič as he attacked and they distanced Almeida by another 20 seconds. Thomas lost three seconds to Roglič in the last-gasp surge to the finish line but insisted the result did not reflect his chances tomorrow.

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Stephen Farrand
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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.