Geraint Thomas was 'keen to rectify poor performance' at Tour de France as he supports Richard Carapaz

The Welshman was much improved during stage nine and will now be a super-domestique to his teammate

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas was happy to be back riding at the front of peloton on stage nine of the Tour de France after a horror show the day before.

One of the pre-race favourites, Thomas suffered a dislocated shoulder on stage three of the race after crashing but was still in the fight for yellow up until yesterday when he was dropped at the start and eventually finished fourth last, 35 minutes down from stage winner Dylan Teuns.

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.