"Broken" Geraint Thomas admits "I could only finish half a beer" in post-Giro celebrations

Geraint Thomas came within 14 seconds of claiming a first Giro d'Italia win of his career. In the past few days, the Welshman has been a "broken man" as he tells Luke Rowe on the Watts Occuring podcast.

“I am a broken man to be honest. It's not that we had a crazy night, but the body just says stop," he explains. "I could only finish half a beer because my stomach was so turned upside down from all the gels in the last week of the Giro.”

Nevertheless, Thomas doesn't make any excuses. Instead maintaining his position that Roglic was a deserved winner and the better man. “The climbing time trial? I felt it a mile before the top, I couldn't keep pushing. That was a moment when I thought: shit," Thomas recalls although it must be mentioned that aside from Roglic's superhuman effort, the INEOS Grenadiers leader did finish best of the rest.

“I have never been in such a good team, especially in terms of vibe. All eight guys were great. That's what I was most disappointed about. That I wasn't able to finish it," he continues. "Laurens De Plus has a lot of respect for Jumbo-Visma because he rode there. He said to me: Rohan Dennis is getting better. But then I told him: he can't handle you yet."

"The British Championships are my next races. The World Championship is also a big goal, because it is in Great Britain," Thomas continues, alluding to his future plans. "The Vuelta a España may also follow. But we will see about that.”

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