'I’ve got the rest of my life to chill and drink cocktails' - Geraint Thomas going all-in at the Vuelta a España

Ineos Grenadiers leader ready for Spanish Grand Tour, three months after finishing second at Giro d'Italia

Geraint Thomas
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With the end of his career approaching, Geraint Thomas has found it easier to go all-in at the Vuelta a España in the knowledge that he has the rest of his life "to chill and drink cocktails".

The 37-year-old will line up for the 19th Grand Tour of his career in Barcelona this Saturday as one of the general classification favourites, after his second place at the Giro d'Italia earlier this year.

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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.