Geraint Thomas proves doubters wrong with another Tour de France podium: 'Deep down I knew I could still be good'

It's been a tumultuous three-year journey back to the Tour podium for Thomas

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas isn’t very good at pulling off a poker face, of pretending that he isn’t bothered about people doubting his ability. “I say it doesn’t motivate me, but deep down it does,” he says with a grin. “It’s nice to turn it around from last year and get on the podium.”

The Welshman is about to finish third at the Tour de France, becoming just the ninth person in the sport’s history to finish on all three steps of the race’s podium.

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.