'I have to keep being consistent' - Geraint Thomas withstands Primož Roglič attacks on Giro d’Italia stage 18

Filippo Zana takes the win from the breakaway in the Italian national champion's jersey

Primož Roglič attacks Geraint Thomas at the 2023 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Tim de Waele / Getty)

Geraint Thomas withstood an assault on his pink jersey by Primož Roglič and his Jumbo-Visma team on stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia while Italian champion Filippo Zana (Jayco-AlUla) took the stage victory from the breakaway. 

Thomas and his Ineos Grenadiers team had shouldered much of the pace-setting duties throughout the day but it was Roglič who threw the first punch on the race’s penultimate climb.

  1. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, in 76-25-51
  2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at 29s 
  3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 39s 
  4. Eddie Dunbar (Ire) Jayco-AIUla, at 3-39 
  5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, at 3-51 
  6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 4-27 
  7. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) at 4-43
  8. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM, at 4-47 
  9. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, at 4-53 
  10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Ineos Grenadiers, at 5-52

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