Geraint Thomas gets his 2020 season underway at the Volta ao Algarve this week, returning to the race he triumphed at in 2015 and 2016. This time around it’ll be a different story, however, with the Welshman stating that the race will be more a way of easing himself back into racing rather than going all-out for overall victory.
This year, as it was two seasons ago, the winner of the 2018 Tour de France is on the same early line. He took a stage win in time trial on his way to second overall at the Algarve Volta ao, but this time he maintains he’s not in the same shape.
Geraint Thomas says that his 2018 Tour de France victory must be in a better shape this season.
Once again, the Welshman is on the greatest Grand Tour – since coming second last year to Ineos partner Egan Bernal.
He expects to participate at the Olympics in the road race, six days after the end of the Tour de France, and the time trial in Tokyo. Thomas says that.
The 33-year-old realises he will be even harder to achieve a second Tour de France triumph than two years ago.