Geraint Thomas: “It's a big test”

June 8 th 2018 - 17:25


“Obviously the boys rode really well. At the start, we controlled that nicely. And Bora wanted to ride, so it was good for us. In the final climb, we had everything under control. [Adam] Yatesy and Orica [Mitchelton-Scott] put the hammer down a bit. It was hard going but we stuck well together. Tao [Geoghegan Hart] rode exceptionally well. Then the last k, I just wanted to try and close the gap as much as possible. I stayed quite steady on that last corner. I didn’t want to repeat the prologue. It’s been a really good day! These four days in the mountains are the hardest four days I would have raced I think in a one-week stage race. It’s a super hard climbing stage race, even harder on the weekend now. I’ll enjoy tomorrow, or I’ll try to enjoy it in the jersey and defend it but it’s super hard. It’s a big test. Anything can happen. So far so good.”


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