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Injured Thomas withdraws from Giro d’Italia

Giro d’Italia

Injured Thomas withdraws from Giro d’Italia

Injured Thomas withdraws from Giro

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The Team Sky co-leader said a knee injury has been getting worse by the day, so he has turned his attention to the Tour de France.

Geraint Thomas has withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia due to injuries sustained in a heavy crash caused by a police motorbike on Sunday.

Hopes dashed for Team Sky

Team Sky had high hopes that the Welshman could mount a challenge for a first Grand Tour after he was named as a co-lead for the Giro along with Mikel Landa.

Thomas' hopes all-but ended when he damaged his shoulder and knee in a pile-up following Team Sunweb's Wilco Kelderman's collision with a police vehicle which was inexplicably parked at the side of the road on stage nine.

Tour de France takes Thomas focus

The 30-year-old was able to finish second in Tuesday's time trial following a rest day, but pulled out of the race on Friday with nine stages remaining to get himself fully fit for the Tour de France.

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