Geraint Thomas on Rio time trial ride: 'I was eating McDonalds with the road boys on Sunday'

Geraint Thomas hints that his preparation for a last-minute call-up for the Rio Olympics time trial may not have been ideal

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Geraint Thomas has reflected with a tinge of disappointment on his ride in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's time trial on Wednesday, where he still managed to place ninth despite only knowing he would take part less than 48 hours beforehand.

Thomas admitted in a post-race interview that he'd been out for a burger with his Great Britain team-mates after Sunday's road race, and that he hadn't felt his best over the hilly 54.56km time trial route. During the road race, Thomas had crashed heavily while in the lead group, eventually finishing 11th.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.