Both riders seeing how they recover from their injuries before setting new aims
Team Sky have provided an update on the conditions of Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa, the team’s co-leaders going into the Giro d’Italia, after both riders were involved in a crash with a race motorbike on stage nine.
While Landa is well and truly out of GC contention at more than 27 minutes down, Thomas is 17th, just over five minutes behind race leader Quintana.
“I’m OK and there’s nothing broken,” Thomas said on Monday’s rest day.
“I’ve had a lot worse injuries and I’ll be able to get through. It’s not ideal but hopefully it’ll be a bit better again tomorrow (Tuesday) and I can get stuck in and see what I’ve got.”
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While overall victory seems to be beyond Thomas’ reach, the Welshman is still hopeful of finishing in a decent position in GC or at least picking up stage wins.
“There’s still a lot of racing to be done, whether I go for trying to improve my GC position all the way through to Milan, or just try and target a couple of stages. I think just take it day by day at the moment but certainly go 100% in the time trial.
Meanwhile Landa spent the rest day having scans, which also revealed no injuries.
“I feel not so bad,” the Spaniard said. I was a little bit scared of how I would feel when I woke up, but I feel better than yesterday so this is a good sign.”