'Get a life' - Geraint Thomas responds to Ineos Grenadiers critics at Giro d'Italia

'Knocking people just because they're not winning, or they're not beating this phenomenal guy… Give over,' says Welshman

Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers and Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates - Pink Leader Jersey cross the finish line during the 107th Giro d'Italia
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Geraint Thomas has hit back at people who criticised Ineos Grenadiers' tactics at this year's Giro d'Italia, telling them to "give over" and "get a life". 

Users on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, found fault with the team's decision to pull at the front of the peloton on stage two, laying the groundwork, they said, for Tadej Pogačar to attack and win at the Santuario di Oropa

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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.