Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: We're expecting the worst
Jul 27 2018 03:29 am CET

Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: We're expecting the worst
Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: We're expecting the worst
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Even though the 17th stage of the Tour de France was expected to be straightforward and calm, Geraint Thomas and the entire peloton had to be aware of the speed and suffered from the heat.

The peloton rode hard on a hot day at the French race, but the current leader of the General Classification crossed safely the finish line. "It was a solid start and it definitely wasn't an easy stage," explained the Welshman. "We were on the pedals all day and it was a hot day which made it tough. It was a really fast final too which was a bit stressful so I'm happy to make it through.

"I try to just think about it day by day. But obviously, there's one more big (mountain) day. It's the last road stage and we're expecting a lot of attacks. There's a lot of climbing and it's going to be a hard day. We've ridden really well as a team so far so we'll look to keep that going."

The 18th stage is set to be difficult and a key day for the race contenders. "We're expecting the worst really - guys trying to go in the early break and attacks maybe on the Tourmalet as well as the final climb and descent," Thomas commented.

"The boys will go all in. We just need to be vigilant, stay on our toes and keep doing what we've been doing."




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