Geraint Thomas pinpoints Tadej Pogačar's 'Achilles heel' at Giro d'Italia

Welshman says race leader should "save" his teammates and "look after those pennies"

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

Geraint Thomas believes Tadej Pogačar’s "Achilles heel" at the Giro d’Italia lies in his UAE Team Emirates squad, whose ability the Slovenian "might overestimate". 

Going into Tuesday's tenth stage, Pogačar leads the general classification at the race with a commanding advantage of two minutes and 40 seconds. He has also already won three stages: two mountaintop finishes and an individual time trial.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.