'Just one of those days' - Geraint Thomas loses two minutes to Tadej Pogačar in Giro d'Italia battle

Ineos Grenadiers had four riders in the top 10 in the stage 7 time trial, but couldn't stop their UAE Team Emirates rival

Geraint Thomas on stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas had "one of those days" on stage seven of the Giro d'Italia, as he conceded a full two minutes to Tadej Pogačar in the first individual time trial.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider finished 10th, just 11 seconds behind Dani Martínez (Bora-Hansgrohe), who jumped above him in the general classification, but that was nowhere near enough to stop a rampaging Pogačar.

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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.