Geraint Thomas crashes in finale of Tour de Romandie stage four as Woods takes win and race lead

The Welshman hit the deck in slippery conditions as he sprinted for the line alongside Michael Woods

Geraint Thomas crashes on stage four of the 2021 Tour de Romandie (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas crashed in the finale of stage four of the Tour de Romandie, forfeiting the chance of a first win since Alpe d'Huez at the 2018 Tour de France as well as the race lead.

Michael Woods instead took the stage victory in the uphill sprint for the line, Ag2r's Ben O'Connor then second, 17 seconds behind the Canadian, while Thomas picked himself up and crossed the line in third, 21 seconds down.

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