Geraint Thomas says that Ineos Grenadiers 'definitely have less expectation' on his Tour de France prospects

The Welshman's ambitions in his last two Grand Tours have fallen by the wayside due to crashes

Geraint Thomas
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With Egan Bernal sidelined due to his horrendous training ride crash, Geraint Thomas is expected to lead Ineos Grenadiers at this year's Tour de France - but the Welshman has confessed that the team don't expect him to win the race.

Thomas claimed the yellow jersey in 2018 but has failed to build on that result since, a second-place at the Tour the year after his best result in a Grand Tour, with crashes at the 2020 Giro d'Italia and last year's Tour scuppering his ambitions in those races.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.