Geraint Thomas: “We kept riding well albeit under pressure”

July 27 th 2018 - 19:25

 

The boys were great today. We were put under a lot of pressure, yet we kept riding well, together and calm. It wasn’t good to hear that Froomey was struggling but the other guys weren’t working full gas together so he could come back. Roglic was the strongest so I used that to my advantage to stick to Dumoulin’s back wheel. As for tomorrow, I take nothing for granted: this buffer allows me to be take less risks, but I can’t relax. Roglic and Dumoulin are definitely two good rivals. I just need to get out there and ride as hard as I can. It is a solid course. I did it three times after the Dauphiné and I saw there were very steep ramps everywhere, so you need to save energy until the very end. It feels like the eve of the Olympic final in London with a lot of tension.

Tour de France 2018 - 27/07/2018 - Etape 19 - Lourdes / Laruns (200.5 km) - Geraint THOMAS (TEAM SKY) avec le maillot Jaune
Tour de France 2018 - 27/07/2018 - Etape 19 - Lourdes / Laruns (200.5 km) - Geraint THOMAS (TEAM SKY) avec le maillot Jaune © ASO/Bruno BADE

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