Geraint Thomas has moved into fourth spot overall after major Pyrenees test on Wednesday. Pic: Getty Images

Geraint Thomas Reckons He Is On The Right Track For Tour de France

By Gareth James

Geraint Thomas reckons his preparations for the Tour de France are right on track.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider went into today’s fifth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy in 10th spot.

Thomas lost time on stage three after being caught behind a crash and dropped more time on Saturday after making an attack on the climb t the summit finish.

But Thomas – who is one minute 25 secs behind race leader and reigning Tour de France champ Tadej Pogacar – believes his preparations are looking good as he aims to regain the Yellow Jersey this summer.

“I’m better than I expected I would be here,” said Thomas, whose two previous races this year saw his finish 49th at the Etoile de Besseges and 26th at the Tour du Var.

“In January I was just sort of riding around Gran Canaria, getting the hours in, not too much intensity.

“So I’ve already moved on a lot this past month and it’s nice just to be in the mix and just race a bit differently.

“I’m happy with where I’m at, on track for July really.”

This year’s Tour de France runs from 26 June to 17 July.

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