'It’s super nice to be at the pointy end again' — Geraint Thomas back in Tour de France conversation after Tour de Suisse victory

Ineos Grenadier rider reminds peloton of his GC ability by triumphing in Switzerland

Geraint Thomas
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It feels easy to forget just how good a palmarès Geraint Thomas has. That might be because he has been around for so long, since the beginning of Team Sky, or because his absolute peak, the 2018 Tour de France, was four years ago now, and a plethora of new, younger general classification riders have emerged in that time.

However, the Welshman's victory at the Tour de Suisse on Sunday was the latest big victory of his career, joining his wins at the Tour, the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de Romandie, and Paris-Nice on his list of career achievements. With the caveat that only 76 riders finished the Swiss race, as the GC was hugely affected by Covid positives, the Ineos Grenadiers rider now heads to the Tour in contention for the yellow jersey.

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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.