'It takes the pressure off us' - Geraint Thomas on Tadej Pogačar's favourite tag at Giro d'Italia

'Everyone expects him to win. They don't expect any of us to do anything' says Welshman

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas says he’s ready for another attempt at Giro d’Italia glory and that the presence of Tadej Pogačar on the startline in Turin could actually work in his favour. 

The Welshman was just a step away from overall victory last year before he conceded the maglia rosa to Primož Roglič in the race's final time trial, a brutal 18 kilometre mountain test on the slopes of Monte Lussari

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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.