Geraint Thomas: ‘I’ve worked too hard to give up on the Giro d’Italia’

The Welshman put in a strong performance on the stage 10 time trial, but missed out on victory by 49 seconds to Tom Dumoulin

Despite his moto crash just two days before, Geraint Thomas powered to a second place finish, only beaten by an astute ride by Tom Dumoulin.

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas, who clawed back 2-04 minutes in Montefalco on Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in the stage 10 time trial, has worked too hard to be ready for the 2017 Giro d'Italia to just give up on the overall classification.

Sky's captain finished second in the time trial through the Sagrantino vineyards, 49 seconds behind new overall leader Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb). He sits 5-33 behind in the overall, a disadvantage mostly due to a crash in the Blockhaus stage two days ago.

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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.