Geraint Thomas wins Tour de Romandie: First and second, we can’t complain!
May 03 2021 11:22 pm CET

Geraint Thomas wins Tour de Romandie: First and second, we can’t complain!
Geraint Thomas wins Tour de Romandie: First and second, we can’t complain!
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Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) has taken the victory of the Tour de Romandie on the last stage of the competition.

The last day of the Swiss race was a fight against the clock in which Thomas finished in the third position, which was enough for him to climb to the top of the General Classification. While Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) won the stage, his teammate Fausto Masnada took the third overall position and Richie Porte stepped on the second step of the final podium.

"Today was all about trying to take the jersey and get around safe," said Thomas. "Obviously I would have loved to have gone for the stage, but that last descent it was a bit wet, so best to just take it steady and finish the stage rather than risk it all.

"At the start of the year, I said my goal was the Tour and every race was a build up to it and didn’t really put any pressure on myself to perform early, but I seem to have come into some good shape pretty soon. I’ve had a lot of good races building up, obviously Catalunya was really good for the team, I was third there behind two teammates, which was amazing to be a part of. I knew I was going well and myself and Richie wanted to come here and make sure one of us won the race. First and second - we can’t complain!

"I knew I was going well. I’ve done a lot of hard work and spent a lot of time away from the family. I really wanted to make it worthwhile - and I’ve certainly done that. As we all know bike racing is about winning but it’s not like I haven’t performed since I won the Tour. I was second in the Tour the next year, second in Tirreno, third in Catalunya. I’ve been up there but it’s nice to finally get the win."
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