According to the welsh rider, Geraint Thomas, he pushed his weight loss effort too far in his pursuit of perfection.
The rider from Team Sky has said that the preparation for the tour had caused his extreme weight loss has put him at a disadvantaged position for the 2017 season.
In the weeks leading to the race, Thomas had been marked as the team’s plan B with Chris Froome, the defending champion expected to lead. Thomas had gone on to put up a good performance as he won at Paris but could not maintain that result as he finished at the 17th position at the tour of Romandie also known as tour de Suisse.
Commenting on this disparity between results, he said:
“Suisse wasn’t great and it certainly knocked my confidence but looking back I could see the mistakes I made with losing too much weight, too quickly, while doing loads of training.” Continue reading “THOMAS: I PUSHED IT TOO FAR WITH THE WEIGHT LOSS”