Geraint Thomas to complete three 12-hour Zwift rides to raise money for the NHS

The Ineos rider will undertake the challenge over three consecutive days next week, mirroring NHS workers' shifts

Geraint Thomas (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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"Wait a minute, is that G?!" goes the Zwift advert that ricocheted around cycling fans' ears while watching the WorldTour on TV last year. But now it might really be Geraint Thomas on your Zwift ride, as the Tour de France winner will complete three 12-hour rides on the platform to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week Geraint Thomas will undertake the challenge from his garage, with people able to either ride alongside the Welshman or watch him suffering live on his Facebook page.

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