Geraint Thomas defiant about Tour de France chances: 'I wasn't the team's leader when I won'

The Welshman has accepted that he will not be Ineos Grenadiers' leader at this July's Tour

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas says that it is not impossible that he can win this July's Tour de France, despite Ineos Grenadiers recently making it clear that they would not be selecting him as their leader.

The 2018 winner has only won twice since his triumph four years ago, and the British team are likely to head into the Tour with Adam Yates and Dani Martínez as joint leaders as they look to dethrone defending champion Tadej Pogačar.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.