Dauphine - Geraint Thomas: I'm looking forward to the mountains now
Jun 04 2021 05:24 am CET

Dauphine - Geraint Thomas: I'm looking forward to the mountains now
Dauphine - Geraint Thomas: I'm looking forward to the mountains now
Criterium du Dauphine

Ineos-Grenadiers' Geraint Thomas has crossed the fish line of the 5th stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in the first position after a daring attack.

The Welshman launched a strong attack on the last kilometre and was able to maintain the gap until the end, despite the efforts of Sonny Colbrelli, who was second by centimetres. The rider of Ineos Grenadiers is happy about performing after suffering a disappointing time trial the day before.

"It wasn’t planned, I knew that Bahrain didn’t have any guys left as they'd been riding," said Thomas at the end of the stage. "I knew it was all lined out and I knew the last turns were a bit twisty, so I thought sod it, just go for it. I went with a kilometre to go, the boys said on the radio that ‘I’d got a gap and I went all in.

"To be honest I didn’t think I had that on the line, I just sat up two metres before to give it the big ‘boom’ and I saw Colbrelli came by so fast he nearly took my helmet off! But it was great, really nice to get that win for sure. It was definitely disappointing yesterday [in the time trial], it was a combination of not great legs and but also riding it really badly and dying in the second half completely where you need to be strongest but it was nice to bounce back today. I'm looking forward to the mountains now, it’ll be a good test. Fuel up now, plenty of rice and see how we go."
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