Geraint Thomas withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia

06 Oct 2020

Geraint Thomas withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia

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Geraint Thomas has been withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia ahead of stage four after further scans revealed a fracture of his pelvis following yesterday’s crash.

Thomas, who crashed heavily in the neutral zone of stage three, had further scans ahead of this morning’s start which revealed an undisplaced fracture of his pelvis.

INEOS Grenadiers Doctor Phil Riley said: “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. As a precaution he will be withdrawn from the race as it's an injury that could easily be aggravated.”

Geraint Thomas said: “It’s so frustrating. 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.”