Nairo Quintana: 'We'll need to keep a close eye on Geraint Thomas at the Giro'

The Colombian said that Welshman Thomas would have challenged for the overall at Tirreno-Adriatico if his team time trial hadn't gone so wrong

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Geraint Thomas would have been a "dangerous rival" for the Tirreno-Adriatico overall classification had Sky's team time trial not ended in disaster, says victor Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

Thomas placed fifth overall at 58 seconds behind the Colombian one year after he won the Paris-Nice stage race. He lost 1-22 minutes on day one when Gianni Moscon's front wheel collapsed. Reportedly, Diego Rosa's and Mikel Landa's wheels also failed.

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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.