Geraint Thomas plays waiting game with Tour de France on a knife-edge

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  • The 2018 winner is poised if Vingegaard or Pogacar implode
  • ‘If they balls it up, it’s not going to look good,’ warns Thomas

Geraint Thomas enters the critical phase of this year’s Tour de France knowing that victory in Paris on Sunday is a long shot but, if the stars align, still possible. After 15 stages the race’s outcome is on a knife-edge.

Unlike in 2018, when Thomas, the de facto leader of Ineos Grenadiers, seemed to win stages at will, he is playing a waiting game but one that might yet pay off if the defending champion, Tadej Pogacar, or the current race leader, Jonas Vingegaard, self-destruct in the final stages.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Carcassonne
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/18/geraint-thomas-tour-de-france-vingegaard-pogacar under the title “Geraint Thomas plays waiting game with Tour de France on a knife-edge”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.