May 23, 2024

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Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) loses the maglia rosa on the stage 20 mountain time trial at the Giro d

“At the moment it hurts” – Geraint Thomas lost the Giro d’Italia in the finale

Even for the Giro d’Italia, this seemed like a new extreme of cruelty. Monte Lussari was still in the early stages of Primož Roglič’s victory ceremony when Geraint Thomas emerged from a podium-side tent, having changed from maglia rosa He had just conceded 14 seconds in the stage 20 time trial.

By the time Thomas came out, Roglic had already been feted on the podium as the stage winner, and his remote celebration sent thousands of Slovenian fans who took the short jump across the border into ecstasy. “Pri-moz! wild moo! wild moo! “