Tirreno-Adriatico start 'not ideal' says Geraint Thomas

Team Sky lost 47 seconds in the opening team time trial with few opportunities for big time gains in throughout the race

Team Sky at the opening stage of the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

Geraint Thomas and Team Sky had a less than ideal start to Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday on the stormy Tuscan coast in Lido di Camaiore.

Sky lost 47 seconds in the team time trial to stage winners Mitchelton-Scott with leader Adam Yates, 40 to Jumbo-Visma with Primož Roglič and a little less to others including Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb).

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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.