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Geraint Thomas will wear the race leader’s jersey on Tuesday in the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia following the withdrawal, late on Sunday night, of Remco Evenepoel following a positive test for Covid-19.
The 23-year-old Belgian had been the outstanding favourite to claim overall victory in Rome on 28 May, but after a weary performance on Sunday in the 35-kilometre time trial, in which he beat Thomas by a single second, he withdrew that evening. The world road race champion relinquished the leader’s pink jersey, or maglia rosa, to Thomas.
Written by Jeremy Whittle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/15/geraint-thomas-giro-ditalia-remco-evenepoel under the title “‘I’ll wear it with pride’: Geraint Thomas in pink jersey as Covid hits Giro d’Italia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.