Geraint Thomas 'takes no risks' as he puts time into GC rivals in opening Giro d'Italia time trial

The Ineos rider has the upper hand over the main GC contenders after the opening stage

Geraint Thomas on stage one of the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Luca Bettini/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas put time into all of his GC rivals on stage one of the 2020 Giro d'Italia, taking chunks of time out of them over the short opening time trial.

The 2018 Tour de France winner arrived in Italy hungry for glory after watching the Tour de France from his sofa in September, and his pre-race billing as the overall favourite was lived up to after his performance on the first of a trio of time trials in this year's Italian Grand Tour.

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