Geraint Thomas admitted a brutal schedule had caught up with him as he withdrew from this week’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.
Geraint Thomas has withdrawn from the elite men’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, saying he feels short of his best form.
England won a bizarre Test match against Ireland, Team Ineos tightened their stranglehold on the Tour de France and Max Verstappen won a dramatic German Grand Prix on another thrilling weekend of sport. Here, PA’s photographers look back at the best of the action.
Geraint Thomas expects victorious Team Ineos to return to next year’s Tour de France even stronger with Chris Froome targeting a record-equalling fifth Tour title.
Sir Dave Brailsford chose a very specific shade of yellow to celebrate his team’s latest Tour de France victory as he sported a Colombia football shirt in honour of Egan Bernal’s win.
Sir Dave Brailsford was celebrating once again as his rebranded Team Ineos made it seven Tour de France wins out of the last eight – but this time it was not a Briton on the top step of the podium.
Geraint Thomas said on Saturday night he believed Julian Alaphilippe deserved a podium spot after his electrifying ride lit up the Tour de France – but the Welshman may well wonder if he cost him the top step.
Champagne glasses clinked for Egan Bernal on the road to Paris before Caleb Ewan won stage 21 of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees.
Geraint Thomas has “defied the odds” by finishing runner-up in the Tour de France, according to Team Ineos team principal Sir Dave Brailsford.
Geraint Thomas is convinced he is capable of winning the Tour de France again after the defending champion had to settle for second place behind team-mate Egan Bernal on Saturday.
Team Ineos spent three weeks being asked why they had not been their usual dominant selves at the Tour de France but will end it on Sunday with a one-two of Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas stood on the podium in Paris.
Egan Bernal will stand on the top step in Paris on Sunday as the youngest winner of the Tour de France in the post-war era and the first from Colombia.
For more than a decade they have been coming. With their distinctive yellow, red, and blue flags, loud horns and distinctive chants, you can never miss the fanatical Colombian supporters at the Tour de France.
Egan Bernal is set to win the Tour de France after successfully defending his yellow jersey over a shortened stage 20 into Val Thorens.
Geraint Thomas pledged to help team-mate Egan Bernal to Tour de France glory after seeing hopes of defending his title washed away in a landslide in a chaotic finish to stage 19 on Friday.
Stage 19 of the Tour de France ended in chaos as hailstorms caused a landslide and forced organisers to stop the race before the final climb.
Stage 19 of the Tour de France ended in chaos as an intense hailstorm and a landslide forced organisers to stop the race before the final climb.
Team Ineos’ attempts to break Julian Alaphilippe on the Galibier served mostly to reopen their own leadership debate as Egan Bernal leapfrogged Geraint Thomas on stage 18 of the Tour de France.
Nairo Quintana soloed to victory on stage 18 of the Tour de France in Valloire as Egan Bernal raced away from Ineos team-mate Geraint Thomas while they tried to shake off Julian Alaphilippe on the Galibier.
Sir Dave Brailsford suggested Team Ineos may take their complaints over Luke Rowe’s expulsion from the Tour de France to the Court of Arbitration for Sport as the race continued without him on Thursday morning.
Geraint Thomas’ hopes of defending his Tour de France title suffered a blow on Wednesday as his road captain Luke Rowe was thrown out of the race ahead of three decisive mountain stages to come.
Geraint Thomas’ hopes of defending his Tour de France title have suffered a blow after his road captain Luke Rowe was expelled from the race on Wednesday along with Jumbo-Visma’s Tony Martin.
Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe played down an altercation between Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma as Matteo Trentin won stage 17 of the Tour de France in Gap.
Geraint Thomas shrugged off his third crash of the Tour de France as Caleb Ewan won stage 16 in soaring temperatures in Nimes.
Caleb Ewan won stage 16 of the Tour de France as Geraint Thomas overcame a minor crash to retain second place overall.
Geraint Thomas suffered a crash on stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday.
Geraint Thomas declared himself over the blip which cost him time in the Pyrenean mountains as he looked ahead to the decisive stages of the Tour de France and an expected battle for supremacy with home hopeful Thibaut Pinot.
One of the most open editions of the Tour de France in decades will resume on Tuesday with only 39 seconds separating five riders between second and sixth, all of them breathing down the necks of what appears to be a fading Julian Alaphilippe.
Geraint Thomas is confident he is over the blip which saw him distanced by key rivals in the Pyrenean stages of the Tour de France over the weekend.
Simon Yates soloed to his second Tour de France victory of the week oblivious to the fireworks behind him as the battle for the yellow jersey exploded on the ramps up to the Prat d’Albis on stage 15.