Broken pelvis forces Geraint Thomas' withdrawn from Giro d'Italia
Oct 06 2020 10:44 pm CET

Broken pelvis forces Geraint Thomas' withdrawn from Giro d'Italia
Broken pelvis forces Geraint Thomas' withdrawn from Giro d'Italia
Photo of Geraint Thomas by Team Ineos

Ineos Grenadiers' Geraint Thomas hasn't started on the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia after a pelvis fracture was confirmed in the morning before it.

On the third stage of the Italian grand tour, Thomas crashed in the neutral zone after his bike hit a bidon and although he arrived to the finish line, his shape was not optimal and that was shown by his more than eleven minute time loss. Although in the night after incident, first x-rays ruled out any fractures, new ones in the morning showed one in the pelvis.

"Geraint had an MRI and a CT scan this morning which revealed a small undisplaced fracture in the lower part of the pelvis which wasn’t picked up on the X-rays yesterday," said the team Doctor Phil Riley. "As a precaution he will be withdrawn from the race as it's an injury that could easily be aggravated."

"It’s so frustrating," added Thomas. "I’d put so much work in to this race. I did everything I could and feel like I was in just as good, if not better shape, than when I won the Tour. I was feeling really good. So for it just to end like this is gutting.

"I was really up for starting today. I woke up and wanted to start with the boys and at least help them go for stages over the next few days, but deep down I knew something wasn’t right, so we went to get these extra scans. It does make the decision easier when there’s a fracture in some ways, because obviously I don’t want to do anymore damage."

Thomas had already suffered a broken pelvis during the 2013 Tour de France, but at that time he could finish the race that was won by his teammate Chris Froome.




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