Geraint Thomas says his gears jammed and threw him off the bike in Tour de France crash

A lucky escape for the reigning champion who avoided losing time after the fall

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Geraint Thomas  says that jammed gears caused him to crash in the 2019 Tour de France's 16th stage around Nîmes.

Team Ineos rider Thomas, as with his previous two crashes in this race, appears fine and unaffected by the tumble. He fell on his left side heading into a right-hand bend.

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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.