The brave Welsh rider Geraint Thomas who showed up a gallant fight in Tour France despite pelvic fracture is now back to rigorous training to make it big in World Championships. The 27-year-old Team Sky rider has confirmed good health lately and is prepping high to support Chris Froome in achieving the coveted rainbow jersey in the Florence championship.
Thomas hurt his pelvic on the initial stage of 2013 Tour de France but maintained enormous perseverance till the last stage. His gallant fight even in times of serious injury played a major part in securing Froome’s bid for the desired yellow jersey at 2013 Tour de France. Thomas was prescribed for two week-long rest, post the Tour.
However, the Welsh Olympian is back in training now and targets success with his team in trade-team time-trial event at Florence World Road Cycling Championship. The World Championship is soon to start from September 22. He also hopes to be an able support for Froome when the Tour France hero will be competing for rainbow jersey 8 days later. If Froome wins this year, he would be the 3rd road race world champion from Britain after Simpson (1965) & Mark Cavendish (2011).
While approached to speak about his anticipations regarding World Championships, Thomas confirmed that it’s going to be hugely challenging owing to repertoire of impressive bikers participating in the race. “There will be a huge lot of strong bikers who are able to present a powerful performance on the circuit. When Cavendish won there were just 3-4 sprinters with winning potential. But this time there are more number of cyclists & more attacks. Italy will show up with a super strong fight and then there are the Spanish, Australians and Colombians”, Thomas emphasized while speaking about the neck to neck competition at the World Championship.