Giro d'Italia organiser still hopeful of Geraint Thomas participation in 2019 edition

Mauro Vegni says he understands defending champion Chris Froome's desire to skip the race to maximise his chances of a fifth Tour de France title

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

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Giro d'Italia organiser hopes that Geraint Thomas (Sky) comes to its 2019 race this May on the heels of his Tour de France win.

Thomas has been rumoured to be attending despite saying otherwise to focus on repeating his Tour title in July. An announcement could come as soon as Thursday.

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