Geraint Thomas: 'You need to be able to do everything well to win the Tour, it's not just about climbing'

The Brit gives his preview of the upcoming French Grand Tour where he will be vying for the yellow jersey

Geraint Thomas
(Image credit: Getty)

Geraint Thomas has shared his thoughts ahead of the 2021 Tour de France, welcoming the increase in time trial kilometres and highlighting Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič as the two outstanding favourites.

"It’s nice to have more TTs in the Tour, and normal TTs as well, not mountain TTs that are drags all the way up. It’s nice to mix it up a bit because you need to be able to do everything well to win the Tour, it's not just about climbing," Geraint Thomas said in an interview released by Velon. "The first Tour I did there were two 50km TTs so we’re still quite a way off that, but it's more than in recent years."

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