Geraint Thomas defies old habits to stay mellow in yellow until end | William Fotheringham

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The Welshman put a history of dramatic scrapes behind him by keeping his cool in the time trial to all but secure Tour victory

Given the variety of ways he has managed to fall off his bike over the years, it would have been unlike Geraint Thomas to complete a Tour de France without a jitter of some kind, but a disturbing skitter of the back wheel on an early corner in Saturday’s time trial barely registered on his personal Richter scale. The Welshman is legendary for the injuries he has accumulated, among them the broken pelvis with which he completed the Tour in 2013, the collarbone he smashed in the Alps last year and the collision with a metal spring in Australia in his under-23 days which resulted in a ruptured spleen.

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Written by William Fotheringham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/jul/28/geraint-thomas-yellow-tour-de-france under the title “Geraint Thomas defies old habits to stay mellow in yellow until end | William Fotheringham”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.