“I want to race more aggressively and go to the stages.”

“I want to race more aggressively and go to the stages.”

Geraint Thomas places less emphasis on ranking in the round:

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Geraint Thomas focuses less on ranking in the Tour: “I want to race more aggressively and go to the stages”

The Welshman wants to try something a little different this season. tells about her.

Geirant Thomas won the Tour de France in 2018, but then the demon of bad luck was constantly getting close to his shoes on the big tours. For example, leaving the previous round after a heavy fall.

The Briton’s contract with the INEOS Grenadiers has expired, but the 35-year-old Thomas has been extended with Dave Brailsford’s squad. He had a few setbacks in the winter because he had to have surgery, but he’s been training well since January, including in Los Angeles, where he turned over a former pro while training.

In a conversation with VeloNews, Thomas says he experienced some delays in training as a result of that process, but things are now escalating. “I missed five weeks and that’s a long time. I feel like he’ll be back soon and I’m glad I rode my first race at the Algarve Tour. You can always go deep into the race and then go to practice.”

In addition to the Algarve Tour, we’ll see Thomas again this season in Tirreno, Catalonia or Basque Country Tour, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Romandie, Tour of Switzerland and Tour.

Although a new situation has emerged with Bernal disappearing as the absolute leader of the Tour, Thomas wants to approach him differently than in previous seasons, as it was all about the Grand Tour.

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“For the last five or six years that has been the only focus, this is going to be different this year. It’s still very important, but it’s not a ride, a ride, a tour anymore. I want to ride more hard and go more stages. Maybe. Can I help the team in the general classification or maybe I’ll be involved, we’ll see.”

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