New regime ends Geraint Thomas' 'downward spiral' ahead of Worlds and Giro d'Italia

Geraint Thomas Tirreno Adriatico 2020
Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Geraint Thomas admits that he was on a downward spiral at the end of the Critérium du Dauphiné and missing out on selection for the Tour de France but that a new strict regime and diet saw him drop weight and find focus at Tirreno-Adriatico.

The Welshman finished second overall in the Italian stage race and will target the Giro d'Italia later this month but on Friday he represents Great Britain in the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships, where he will be hoping to win his first rainbow jersey on the road.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.