Geraint Thomas relishing being the man to beat at the 2020 Giro d'Italia

The Welshman is raring to go as he looks to take his second Grand Tour victory in Italy

Geraint Thomas (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Geraint Thomas is confident heading into the Giro d'Italia, going into the three-week stage race as one of the favourites, having recovered his form after his omission from the Tour de France.

Although it wasn't an 'omission', according to team boss Dave Brailsford, who has said the situation was misconstrued and it wasn't a case of 'non-selection' for Thomas at the Tour de France, but more a re-evaluation of goals for the season.

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