‘I was sick everywhere’ - Brit Tom Gloag fights illness and embraces 'ignorance' at Giro d’Italia

The 21-year-old Londoner on his dramatic debut Grand Tour call up, throwing up on a climb, and trying to help his Jumbo-Visma team

Thomas Gloag
Gloag in action at the recent Tour de Romandie
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After a rollercoaster first week of the Giro d’Italia, Tom Gloag says he’s taking it one day at a time at his Grand Tour debut as he eases into the final two weeks of racing.

The 21-year-old from East Dulwich in London has been going to bed each night unaware as to what the next day will bring and joked that for him, “ignorance is bliss” in Italy.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.