Dave Brailsford: ‘Geraint is one of the toughest…but it was clear he couldn’t continue’

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says there's plenty for Geraint Thomas to look forward to this season despite his nightmare at the Giro d'Italia

Geraint Thomas at the 2017 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas would have probably continued in the Giro d'Italia despite pain due to Sunday's crash, but Team Sky said that they needed to look after their star rider with other goals like the Tour de France on the horizon.

On Friday morning, instead of racing the 13th stage, Thomas flew from Milan to Manchester for evaluation and rest.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.