'Legless' Geraint Thomas rues tough day at the Vuelta a España

Vuelta a Espana: Geraint Thomas (Ineos) after stage 3
Vuelta a Espana: Geraint Thomas (Ineos) after stage 3 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) was one of the few top favourites to lose time at the first summit finish of the Vuelta a España, with the Briton shedding nearly a minute to stage winner Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) on the difficult higher slopes of the Arinsal.

The Briton had crashed late on stage 2 alongside Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and crossed the line in Barcelona with a banged-up knee. But after the much harder stage 3 to Andorra, he did not mention the fall, as being a problem.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.