Thomas finishes strong to sit second at rest day

21 May 2023

Thomas finishes strong to sit second at rest day

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Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 » Seregno › Bergamo, 195km

Geraint Thomas finished the second week of the Giro d'Italia on the front foot to remain second overall.

The Welshman heads into the rest day remaining at the top of the established general classification contenders, 1:08 back on the maglia rosa of Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ).

Thomas looked comfortable over the final climb of the day as the GC group briefly split, even pushing the pace on the final descent into the finish in Bergamo.

The top 10 went unchanged on the day, with Thymen Arensman and Laurens De Plus also retaining their ninth and 10th places overall.

De Plus had hit the front to help pace the team over the day's final major climb, on a day which once again saw the breakaway go on to contest the stage win. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) won the three-up sprint, fending off Ben Healy (EF Education - EasyPost) and Marco Frigo (Israel - Premier Tech).

One of the only issues on the stage was a puncture for Pavel Sivakov heading into the final 75km. The Grenadier was able to quickly recover and make his way back to the group, on a day which saw Groupama-FDJ shoulder the majority of the pace setting in service of the maglia rosa.