Geraint Thomas: 'I saw the Barcelona result, and thought anything can happen in sport'

Team Sky rider draws inspiration from football for Tirreno-Adriatico stage win

Geraint Thomas celebrating a fine solo victory at Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas began the Tirreno-Adriatico stage today with revenge and football on his mind, and ended it with a solo escape to the hilltop Tuscan town of Pomarance.

Thomas lost his chances of winning the Tirreno-Adriatico overall, one year after doing so in Paris-Nice, when Team Sky suffered from three wheel problems in the opening team time trial, losing more than a minute to the other overall contenders.

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