Geraint Thomas’ Giro d’Italia has come to an end after injuries sustained in a crash during Sunday’s stage nine forced him to withdraw from the race.
I'd love to continue, but it would be a case of trying to survive each day rather than racing.
I’ve really enjoyed racing in Italy again. The fans have been amazing and I’ll be back.”
Sir Dave Brailsford
As always, Geraint has shown true fighting spirit and demonstrated what a competitor he is
"We have to make sure that his injuries are managed optimally, ensure he is able to maintain his fitness and condition, and then look to set new targets.