Thomas takes positives from race opener

Geraint Thomas, Tour de France 2010, stage 9

Despite missing out on a race-opening Tour of Britain victory after Greg Henderson was jumped in today's sprint into Blackpool, British champion Geraint Thomas is hopeful that Team Sky can leave their mark on the race.

Thomas was pleased with how the 132km opening stage between Rochdale and Blackpool panned out. "It was good. We did a lot of work today and still managed to lead it out for Henderson, but unfortunately somebody had the jump on him and he was a bit stuck on the right hand side," he said after the finish.


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