Geraint Thomas moves into Tirreno-Adriatico lead ahead of Queen stage

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) leads Tirreno-Adriatico after stage 3

Geraint Thomas ( Team Sky ) moved into the leader's jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico on Friday after a fourth-place finish in stage 3 atop the final climb in Trevi. Primoz Roglic (LottoNL Jumbo) spoiled the party for Team Sky by escaping to victory on the final ascent to take his first win of the season, with Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) securing second on the day. Neither Roglic nor Yates were a threat on GC and Thomas now leads Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) on count back, with Chris Froome (Team Sky) in third, at three seconds. With two back-to-back stages ending in climbs still to come, Thomas is well-placed along with Froome and Michal Kwiatkowski. The Pole is fifth on GC and after winning the Volta ao Algarve earlier in the season is a genuine contender for Tirreno-Adriatico in his own right. Team Sky, as Thomas said during his post-stage press conference, ...

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