Geraint Thomas abandons Tirreno-Adriatico 2019

Welshman pulls out with stomach problems

Geraint Thomas on stage four of the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas is heading home from the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico after stomach problems forced him to stop only four days into the seven-day race.

Thomas withdrew two days after Gianni Moscon, who suffered from crashes in the UAE Tour. The 2018 Tour winner quit 133 kilometres into the 221-kilometre stage to Fossombrone in Italy's central region of Marche.

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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.