Geraint Thomas: 'If I tried I could follow Pogačar for a bit, then blow up and lose ten minutes'

The Ineos Grenadiers rider, second overall, says that UAE Team Emirates will pay for "burying themselves" on stage 15

Geraint Thomas at the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

It must be a strange Giro d’Italia for Geraint Thomas. The Ineos Grenadiers rider is second on general classification, every second matters, and he is having one of the races of his career. However, he is over six minutes behind Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) who leads in pink.

On Sunday, on stage 15, Thomas defended his second place on general classification ably, matching Dani Martínez (Bora-Hansgrohe) in third. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.