Geraint Thomas advocates meritocracy at Ineos

The Welshman would have no problem working for another partner on the next Tour in case it was stronger than him.


Much has been said in recent months about tridents for the upcoming Tour de France. And it is that in the list of participants there are two teams with well defined tricefalias: the Jumbo-Visma (with Roglic, Dumoulin and Kruijswijk) and the Ineos (with Bernal, Thomas and Froome). Although on paper, managing egos seems much more difficult in the British team, where the last three winners of the Grande Boucle will gather.

Could this coexistence explode an internal war that tipped the balance in favor of the Jumbo-Visma? After the last statements of Geraint Thomas, it does not look like the paths go by, since the Welshman pleads for the meritocracy to determine who will assume the role of leader in the Gallic round. "For me, it's the same as always. Trying to get there in the best possible way and, if one of the boys is better than me, then the job I have to do is help him. I think everyone will have their chance because everyone can have a bad day and that doesn't mean your tour has suddenly ended. we've seen it many times on the tour. not the best example but the first time it happened with Brad [Wiggins] and Froomey [2012 Tour] and it could have been handled better, as we all know. But after that we have been able to do what is necessary and we have all been professionals in this regard. I am sure that this can continue to happen, "confessed the Welsh runner on the BBC.

Calendar

Before the Tour (August 29 to September 20), Thomas will participate in several races in preparation, coinciding in some of them with Egan Bernal himself, current winner of the French round. He will test feelings at the Tour de L'Ain (August 7-9) and then at the Critérium du Dauphiné (August 12-16), two races that will help him fine-tune his set-up.

"We have a three-day race that ends with the same stage finish as the Tour, which is good," the Welshman analyzed about l'Ain. And he continued: "At the end we will have two days off, then the Dauphiné, some more recognitions, a week off at home and then the Tour. Then, suddenly, there will be a boom and we will return. I am eager for that." The Welshman aspires to the podium of the Champs Elysées for the third consecutive year ...



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