Geraint Thomas about Tour de France crash: I had nowhere to go
Jul 10 2017 01:24 am CET

Geraint Thomas about Tour de France crash: I had nowhere to go
Geraint Thomas about Tour de France crash: I had nowhere to go
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GERAINT THOMAS
TEAM SKY
TOUR DE FRANCE

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas abandoned the Tour de France after breaking his collarbone in a stage 9 crash. At that moment, the Welshman was second in the General Classification.

Thomas crashed along with Rafal Majka on the ascent. He initially tried to continue but it soon became clear that this was an impossible mission.

Team Sky later confirmed that the rider fractured his collarbone.

"Everyone was nervous, everyone wanted to be at the front and a few people were battling to get between myself, Froomey and the rest of the boys," Thomas told his team's official website. "I let Majka in and then he came down right in front of me on a straight bit of road. I had nowhere to go, went over the top of him, and landed on my collarbone.

"Team doctor Jimmy [Juan Mercadel] said he thought it was broken but I got back on the bike and carried on down the descent, but when I got on the flat I knew something was wrong. Then the race doctor said exactly the same so I ended up stopping then, went for a scan, and it's broken."

Thomas, who had already crashed several times in this Tour de France as well, also left the recent Giro d'Italia as result of a crash in the ninth stage.

"I'm just thinking of the devastation of leaving the Tour and another Grand Tour," he said. "I crashed at the Giro on stage nine, and it's stage nine again here. I was lying second overall on both days as well. It's just so disappointing."



Photo of Geraint Thomas (cropped) by Team Sky.





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