Geraint Thomas hopeful of World Time Trial Championship tilt to round off 2019 season

The Welshman has said he also hopes to ride the road race in a support role

Geraint Thomas after stage 21 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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Geraint Thomas (Ineos) says he hopes to focus on a tilt at the rainbow bands of the World Time Trial Championship jersey in September to round off his 2019 season.

Following his second place finish at the Tour de France behind team-mate Egan Bernal, Thomas said the Worlds being in the UK is “a massive deal” and the race against the clock in Yorkshire is a “good enough” motivation to continue training after the Tour, which was the primary focus of his season.

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