Geraint Thomas explains 'freak crash' at Tokyo Olympics men's road race

The Welshman says he must have done something bad in a previous life to warrant yet another untimely fall

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas has shed light on the 'freak crash' that saw him forced to abandon the Tokyo Olympics men's road race.

The Welshman was on the ground in the opening 100km of the 234km-long race after a fall that brought down a number of riders. 

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