Team Ineos To Start First In Tour De France Ttt Following Geraint Thomas Crash

Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) during stage 1 at the Tour de France

It could have been a lot worse for Geraint Thomas . In the past, after all, it often has been. Amid the litany of crashes that have punctuated his relationship with the Tour de France over the years, his fall 1,500 metres from the finish of stage 1 in Brussels will likely go down as a mere footnote. Yet while Thomas reported no lasting injury from the incident, it will have at least one, short-term impact on his race. The Welshman lost no time in the crash as it took place inside the final 3km, but his eventual 111th-place finish on the stage helped to ensure that Team Ineos lie at the bottom of the team classification after the opening day. The British outfit will thus be the first squad to roll down the start ramp in Sunday's team time trial in Brussels, meaning that Thomas, Egan Bernal et al ...

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