Geraint Thomas will use Giro d'Italia time trials in aim for podium place

Team Sky sports director Dario Cioni explains how the 2017 Giro d'Italia route should play to Geraint Thomas's strengths

Geraint Thomas.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Geraint Thomas has to use the two time trials at this year’s Giro d’Italia to his advantage as he prepares to co-lead Team Sky for the first time in a Grand Tour, the team’s sports directeur Dario Cioni explained.

The Welshman will head Team Sky’s line-up in Italy this May along with his team-mate Mikel Landa, having been keen to be given the opportunity to ride for himself in a Grand Tour. Thomas picked this year’s Giro as the race he felt most suited to, as it features two tests against the clock and four summit finishes.

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