Geraint Thomas does not appear at the start of the Tour of Italy. The Brit focuses fully on the Tour de France. That he confirmed to the BBC
“It was tempting, but I want my chances for a good performance in the Tour is not in danger. As the defending champion I want to be fine at the start”, he noted. Team-mate Chris Froome, four-time winner of the Tour de France, confirmed earlier not to take part in the Giro. Team Sky, the team of Thomas and Froome, heading to Italy with the Colombian talent, Egan Bernal as leader.
Froome had previously to Cycling Weekly all of his trust in Bernal pronounced: “Egan has so much maturity for his young age and can be very good, the price read. I believe that he is the Giro can win.”
The 102nd edition of the Giro d’italia starts may 11, with an 8.2-kilometre mountain time-trial in Bologna.