Britain’s Thomas gets struck by crash in road race
TOKYO (JAPAN) – Geraint Thomas’s hopes of winning gold in the Tokyo Olympics road race suffered a setback on Saturday when he was involved in a crash after a couple of hours of riding.
Thomas, one of the favourites for a medal, came down along with fellow Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart on the Doshi Road climb with Gregor Muehlberger also involved.
All the riders got back on their bikes but they lost around two minutes on the main peloton, who were themselves around 20 minutes behind an early breakaway group with 155km to go.
Former Tour de France champion Thomas was set for a medal in Rio five years ago but crashed near the end.