Geraint Thomas: ‘They can have my power meter, it won't change the race'

Thomas says a proposed ban of power meters at the Tour de France will only continue to hold cycling back

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas on stage 21 of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas shrugged off Christian Prudhomne’s plan to ban power meters from the Tour de France, saying: "It’s fine with me. I don’t think it will affect the race.”

Thomas was speaking at the Saitama Criterium in Japan – an event run jointly by ASO, owners of the Tour de France and the city of Saitama.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.