Third at the Giro d’Italia could be Geraint Thomas’ final Grand Tour GC performance

ROME ITALY MAY 26 Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers on third place poses with his daughter on the podium ceremony after the 107th Giro dItalia 2024 Stage 21 a 125km stage from Rome to Rome UCIWT on May 26 2024 in Rome Italy Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Geraint Thomas of Ineos Grenadiers poses with his daughter on the podium as he accepts recognition for third-place finish on GC (Image credit: Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas and his Ineos Grenadiers teammates cracked open a beer and celebrated a successful Giro d’Italia in the shadows of the Colosseum in Rome on Sunday, with the Welshman admitting that his third place could be the final time he targets the overall classification in a Grand Tour.  

“I've been saying to a lot of people that this is the last time I'm going to race for GC. But give it a week and I'll probably start thinking about something else,” Thomas said, the fatigue and emotions of riding a 20th Grand Tour and taking a fifth podium spot clear to see.

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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.