Geraint Thomas is enjoying his ‘covered’ status at the Giro d’Italia


Geraint ThomasBritish cyclist of the Ineos Grenadier team, said before the start of the Giro d’Italia, that He enjoys his ‘covered’ condition in the run-up at the start of the Italian round, with all eyes are on the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar.

pogacar, two-time Tour de France championwho is making his Giro debut, has amassed seven victories in 10 race days this season and is the big favorite for this year’s competition.

Thomas, who finished second in last year’s Girosaid that the attention on Pogacar took some weight off other runners in the race.

“This is the Giro, many things can go right and many things can go wrong”former Tour de France champion Thomas told reporters before the start of the race, which starts today and ends on May 26.

“It’s a huge task for us, because Tadej is an amazing cyclist, maybe one of the best of all time. But you don’t think you can’t aspire to win. The first place is not lost”.

“If anything, it takes the pressure off us because everyone expects him to win, they don’t expect us to do anything. We’re enjoying the challenge.”

The first stage of the Giro, a 140 kilometer (87 mile) journey from Venaria Reale to Turin will take place this afternoon.

Source: La Verdad


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