'It's nice to be back in pink': Geraint Thomas returns to lead at Giro d'Italia as GC battle finally catches fire

Ineos Grenadiers rider will try and leave it all on the road in the days ahead after he climbs back into pink jersey

Geraint Thomas in pink
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After two weeks of racing at the Giro d'Italia, many were concerned that the general classification battle had misfired, was fizzling out. For those attempting to win the maglia rosa, there had not been a decisive attack, no significant moment by one rider attempting to grab the race by the scruff of the neck.

There was a fear that the biggest GC riders would leave the Giro with a sense of l'esprit de l'escalier, that they could have done more, that they would leave Rome on Sunday thinking that they missed a chance. Stage seven passed without a GC attack, as did stage 13, then stage 15. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.