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Geraint Thomas: ‘You never say it’s totally over’ at the Vuelta a España

Geraint Thomas: 'You never say it's totally over' at the Vuelta a España

This is clearly not the position Geraint Thomas would have hoped to be in after the first rest day of the Vuelta a España –  sitting more than 12 minutes down in 22nd position on GC, with two of his team’s climbers out after nasty crashes and also with the telltale signs of his own evident. However, the experienced campaigner is not ready to give up despite the ominous beginnings.

“Up and down,” was how Thomas described the first nine stages in a rest day interview shared by his Ineos Grenadiers team. “Mainly down, on the floor as much as anything else, but it’s been a tough week for the team, obviously me personally as well. But losing two of our climbers as well is certainly not ideal with the terrain we have had and got to come.”

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