Geraint Thomas doing 'better than expected' as he hangs on to GC top 10 at Tirreno-Adriatico

The Welshman says he's happy to just be in the mix as he builds towards this summer's Tour de France

Geraint Thomas on stage four of the Tirreno-Adriatico 2021 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Despite losing time after being caught behind a crash on stage three and eventually distanced after spending his energy on the offensive on the slopes to the summit finish of stage four, Geraint Thomas is happy with where he's at in Tirreno-Adriatico as he works towards the Tour de France this summer.

"I'm better than I expected [I would be] here," the Ineos Grenadiers rider said after the stage, having come in a minute behind new race leader Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and now sitting 1-25 in 10th spot in the overall classification.

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