'No-one wants to go too deep, too early': Geraint Thomas explains lack of attacks on Giro's opening mountain stage

The favourites for the Giro d'Italia 2017 title marked each other on the first summit finish of the race to Mount Etna

The GC group sprints for the line at the top of Mount Etna on stage four of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Giro d'Italia's Mount Etna stage on Tuesday failed to explode and produce big difference because everyone was finding their legs and thinking of the wind, says Team Sky's Geraint Thomas.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.