'It was definitely worth getting a bit fat & enjoying it post-Tour' says Geraint Thomas

The Welshman is finding his form again as he prepares to ride Tirreno-Adriatico

Geraint Thomas at the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico press conference (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas says it was "definitely worth it", enjoying the post-Tour de France parties and getting fat, because "you never know how often you win."

Thomas is beginning his third race of the season, the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in central Italy. His 12th place in Strade Bianche shows that he might have shed some of that weight that Tom Dumoulin teased him about this afternoon.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.