Geraint Thomas at the 2023 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Getty Images)
Geraint Thomas had been set to line up at the Volta ao Algarve this week, but the Welshman was absent from rainy Portimão on Wednesday morning, opting instead to extend his training camp in the USA.
The primary reason is illness, with Thomas suffering a minor infection ahead of last month’s Tour Down Under, and a repeat of the same issue shortly after it.
Thomas will now make his European season debut at Tirreno-Adriatico in early March, with the Volta a Catalunya likely to be added to his schedule to top up his racing load ahead of the Giro d’Italia .
"Geraint’s all right. He’s in a good rhythm and routine so we just decided we’d keep him doing what he’s doing for now," Ineos Grenadiers ‘ deputy team principal, Rod Ellingworth, told Cyclingnews .
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Thomas has been laying the foundations for the Giro in globetrotting fashion, heading to New Zealand for 10 days before arriving early last week in Los Angeles, California, where he has spent previous winters training alongside teammate and triathlete Cameron Wurf .Thomas has now decided to extend his stay in the USA by just under a week before returning to […]
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