Geraint Thomas: 'I knew everyone was at their limit, so I just went for it'

Team Sky rider very happy to take victory ahead of team-mate Landa in Tour of the Alps stage three

Geraint Thomas after stage four of the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Impressed by the way that Michele Scarponi had cruised past him as the Italian claimed victory on day one of the Tour of the Alps, Geraint Thomas was even more eye-catching in the way that he emulated Scarponi by taking the stage win and the leader’s fuchsia jersey in Funes on stage three.

Until a kilometre from the line, it appeared that the Welshman’s Sky teammate Mikel Landa and Ag2r’s Domenico Pozzovivo would go head-to-head for victory on the final steep ramp up to the finish. But Thomas’s blistering attack inside the flamme rouge gave Sky the numbers up front that left the diminutive Italian with little hope of glory.

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