Geraint Thomas third overall at the Giro d’Italia

  • 26 May 24
  • race Report

Geraint Thomas safely crossed the finish line in Rome on the 21st and final stage of the Giro d’Italia to claim third overall at the Italian race. The result sees the Welshman claim his fifth Grand Tour podium, and follows up on second at the same race last year.

Thymen Arensman rode into Rome sixth overall, to claim the joint-best Grand Tour result of his career, all while being in the service of his team leader. The Dutchman provided invaluable mountain support across the three weeks, while displaying his talent both in the hills, but also the time trials, where he claimed a podium and fourth place.

Geraint was guided in the final few kilometres, as he has been in most of the sprint finishes this Giro, by Ben Swift. ‘Swifty’ once again proved invaluable in the chaos of the bunch and was ‘Fearless’ in keeping G safe across the 21 stages. 

Magnus Sheffield impressed on his Grand Tour debut. The versatile American showed his talent across the race, surviving deep into the high mountains, while quickly becoming a feared name on his TT bike. 

Winner of stage 14, and second on stage seven, Filippo Ganna reaffirmed his status as one of the top time trialists in the sport. ‘Pippo’ not only showed his skill on a TT bike, but also his versatility, climbing with the best across much of the race. Animating the finale of stage four was yet another highlight for the Italian, with a huge attack that was caught just metres from the line.

Tobias Foss’s first Grand Tour as a Grenadier proved a successful one. Despite a couple of minor incidents throughout the race, the Norwegian battled through to support the team on both the flatlands and hills of Italy. 

Connor Swift did much of the often thankless work this Giro. Setting the pace, carrying bottles, positioning Thomas and Arensman. If you can think of a job in the modern peloton, Connor probably did it! 

Jhonatan Narvaez kicked the race off with a bang. An electric performance to take stage one and the first Maglia rosa of the Giro. But ‘Jhonny’ didn’t stop there, a late solo attack was reeled in agonisingly close to the line on stage nine, before a couple of strong performances from the breakaway, resulting in second and fourth.