'I thought he was winding me up': Geraint Thomas believed Remco Evenepoel's Covid positive was a joke

Ineos Grenadiers rider will wear the pink jersey on stage 10, following Evenepoel's withdrawal

Geraint Thomas and Remco Evenepoel
(Image credit: Getty)

Moments before the news became official, Geraint Thomas was one of the first people to discover that Remco Evenepoel had tested positive for Covid at the Giro d’Italia

He found out from the world champion himself, too, who contacted him personally after Sunday's time trial to say he was pulling out of the race. Speaking in his rest day press conference, Thomas revealed he didn’t believe him.  

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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.