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Geraint Thomas – busy with “all the fast, punchy stuff”

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When Taylor Phinney crossed the finish line at the end of the Giro prologue today, a big sigh went up here at VeloVeritas – ‘there goes our Giro prologue winner exclusive!’

Sky’s Geraint Thomas had been top of the leader board until Phinney used those amazing genes of his to great effect and the Weshman had to make do with second place.

It’s hard to believe, but Thomas is still only 25 years-old.

He rode the Tour at just 19, has been an Olympic champion and three times world champion in the team pursuit, former world record holder in the individual pursuit, former British road race champion, prologue winner, lead out man extraordinaire and last year established himself as a serious challenger in the cobbled Classics, talking second in Dwars Door behind Nick Nuyens.

Geraint and the VeloVeritas crew go way back to his Barloworld days; he very kindly took time to talk to us from Denmark on the Thursday evening prior to the prologue.