Tour de Romandie: Geraint Thomas takes first title since 2018 Tour de France victory

Geraint Thomas got here third in Sunday’s closing time trial to win the Tour de Romandie and declare his first victory since his 2018 Tour de France triumph. Thomas of Ineos Grenadiers got here into the ultimate day 11 seconds behind chief Michael Woods (Israel Begin-up Nation). A powerful journey over the 10 miles noticed him take nearly a minute out of Woods.

It wasn’t sufficient for the Welshman to beat stage winner Remi Cavagna, however he gave him the general victory 28 seconds behind his teammate Richie Porte. Steffan Bissegger was second for the day, whereas Woods completed in 28th place to drop utterly from the general standings podium.

Thomas survived a dramatic accident on Saturday, falling 50 meters from the end line on the penultimate day, robbing him of a potential stage victory. “I’m very glad, particularly after that little mishap yesterday which was not best and made it a problem in the present day,” Thomas advised Eurosport.

“It felt good and it jogged my memory after I received the Tour … it was an analogous stage, the final TT was like that, and within the final descent on the radio they advised me, ‘do not do something silly, do not crash on the corners’ , after which you considered it somewhat an excessive amount of. “I’m very glad to complete it and it has been an incredible week with the staff.”

Australian Porte completed 28 seconds behind Thomas within the total standings, whereas Fausto Masnada put in a incredible time trial to take third place on the general podium, with Marc Soler fourth. Thomas’ earlier finest outcome within the Swiss race was his third in 2019 as he ready to defend his Tour de France title later that 12 months. He later went on to be runner-up to his Ineos teammate, Egan Bernal, on the 2019 Tour.

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