Ride Into Rome Will Be A Painful One For Gallant Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas had suffered some cruel mishaps at the Grio d’Italia over the years bit nothing will feel as bruising as the ride into Rome on Sunday. The Welsh rider saw the pink jersey snatched away on the penultimate day on Saturday as Primoz Roglic overcame a mechanical problem to win a punishing time trial to the summit of Monte Lussari. Roglic dropped his chain midway up the cruel concrete road to the top but still had enough in reserve to beat Thomas by 40 seconds, overturning the 26-second advantage Thomas took into the day.
Nick Tompkins Ready To Prove His World Cup Worth For Wales
Nick Tompkins can make sure he’s in good nick going into the Rugby World Cup by becoming a winner in the English Premiership final this weekend. The Wales centre lines up for Saracens who will be firm favourites to beat Sale Sharks at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.
Ageless Geraint Thomas Now One Good Time Trial Away From Winning Giro
Geraint Thomas will wear the leader’s pink jersey into Saturday’s decisive mountain time trial at the Giro d’Italia after Primoz Roglic could take only a handful of seconds out of the Welshman’s advantage on the Queen stage in the Dolomites. Thomas and Roglic traded attacks in the final kilometre of this beastly stage but at the very top of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo it was Roglic, who had changed bikes on the approach to the last climb to get better gearing, who was able to open up a three-second gap in the final few metres.
Alun Wyn Jones Ready For Debut At 37 As He Takes On The World
Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday in the game against a World XV. It will be the 37-year-old Ospreys lock’s 15th international outing at the home of English rugby in a game that will see him make his debut for the Baa-Baas.
Geraint Thomas Aims To Keep Primoz Roglic Behind Him As Giro Reaches Business End
Geraint Thomas will bid to strengthen his grip on the leader’s pink jersey on stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia on Friday. On his 37th birthday, on Thursday, the Welsh superstar was able to follow a late move from Primoz Roglic on the approach to Val di Zoldo as Joao Almeida dropped back, and the two then worked together to keep the Portuguese behind and take 20 seconds out of him, enough to see Roglic move up to second.
Gerwyn Price Admits He’s At A Loss To Explain Final Blow-Out To Michael Van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price admitted he was at a loss to fully explain his Premier League Darts final defeat to Michael van Gerwen. Welshman Price had reached the final by hammering his World Cup teammate Jonny Clayton, 10-2, in the first semi-final of the night at the O2 Arena in London.
Wales Boss Rob Page Wants Answers Again From Nottingham Forest
Wales boss Rob Page wants clarity from Nottingham Forest over Neco Williams' injury ahead of next month's Euro 2024 qualifiers. Full-back Williams was ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season after breaking his jaw against Brighton on April 26.
Gerwyn Price And Jonny Clayton Go Tungsten-To-Tungsten In Premier League Showdown
Darts devotees, those who thirst for tungsten action, and anyone who loves a Welsh sporting rivalry – get a bit of this. On Thursday night at London’s O2 Arena, Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton go head-to-head again in the Premier League Darts play-off climax.
Geraint Thomas Eases Off And Saves Power Ahead of Big Mountain Test At Giro
Geraint Thomas finished safely to retain the leader’s pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia and revealed he was saving his legs for two tough days to follow in the mountains. Thomas was guided into the finish by Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Ben Swift, staying safe to retain his 18-second advantage over Joao Almeida in the general classification, with Primoz Roglic sat third, 29 seconds down.
Bargoed Bullet David Probert Fit And Firing Again After Painful Blow
Welsh jockey David Probert is set for a swift return to action having escaped serious injury when kicked by a horse at Windsor on Monday night. The incident occurred in the parade ring before the 5.35pm race where Probert – nicknamed The Bargoed Bullet - was due to ride Bits And Bobs for trainer Andrew Balding.
Two Former Cardiff City Men Combine To Produce One Titanic Result For Huddersfield Town
Former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has completed his Huddersfield Town miracle – thanks to ex-Bluebird Danny Ward – but ruled out staying on as boss. Warnock guided the Terriers to safety on Thursday night, their 1-0 win over already promoted Sheffield United meaning Huddersfield will be in the Championship... Read More
Wrexham's Dreams May Have Been Dashed For Now . . . But The Reds Fight On
By Paul Jones Wrexham could almost see the lights of the fifth round of the FA Cup but their hopes were plunged into darkness by a late John Egan equaliser. The National League side were in dreamland after talisman Paul Mullin put the Welsh side ahead in the tie for the first... Read More
Oli McBurnie Case Does Not Give Players A Right To Assault Fans, Warns Police Chief
The Oli McBurnie case has shown players must be protected from pitch invaders but cannot have “carte blanche” to assault those who enter the field, the UK’s football police chief has said. The English Football League called for a police review after Sheffield United’s former Swansea City fan favourite Oli... Read More
Oli McBurnie Accused Of Attacking Nottingham Forest Fan . . . Following Pitchside Banter
By David Williams A Nottingham Forest fan alleged to have been stamped on by former Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has claimed he was singled out and attacked after telling the star: “You’re s*** at football, I’m better than you.” George Brinkley told Nottingham Magistrates’ Court he genuinely feared for his life... Read More
Carry On Being A Swan, Blades Boss Tells Oli McBurnie
Oli McBurnie has been given the green light to continue his love affair with Swansea City. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says he can relate to his player after the striker was spotted taunting Cardiff fans while watching the Swans last week. Wilder has reminded McBurnie of his responsibilities but... Read More
New Swan Sam Surridge Hopes To Bring England Quality To Liberty Stadium
New Swansea City striker Sam Surridge is hoping some of the stardust he picked up from rubbing shoulders with Jermain Defoe and Callum Wilson can be sprinkled at the Liberty Stadium. Surridge, 21, has completed a loan move from Bournemouth, where he was able view the England international strike pair... Read More