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Thomas angry as stray police motorbike damages Giro hopes

Geraint Thomas was injured during the Giro d'Italia after a stray motorbike caused a massive crash, leaving the Team Sky man five minutes off the lead.

Thomas angry as stray police motorbike damages Giro hopes
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Geraint Thomas cut a frustrated figure at the end of stage nine at the Giro d'Italia after his general classification hopes were dented by a stray police motorbike.

Geraint Thomas suffers bad luck

The Team Sky rider went into Sunday's stage second overall and was well placed heading into the day's final climb when he was sent sprawling on the tarmac.

Wilco Kelderman was the man to cause the accident that also took out Thomas' team-mate Mikel Landa and fellow Brit Adam Yates, but the Team Sunweb rider was not at fault.

The culpability belonged to the stationary police bike that was not parked far enough off the road and clipped the Dutchman, sending him into the peloton.

Quintana moves ahead

Thomas was able to resume the race, but as Nairo Quintana stretched away atop Blockhaus, the Welshman could only come home five minutes down - all but ending his GC chances.

The Colombian, who races for Movistar, has opened up a 28-second lead.


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