NICE, France, March 16, 2014 (AFP) – Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas on Sunday
pulled out of the 8th and final stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race following
a fall, his team said.
Thomas fell 5km from the finish of the 7th stage on Saturday, having been
in second place.
The Welshman’s general classification hopes were literally left in tatters
as he rallied to cross the line with his shirt hanging off his back, more than
7min off the lead peloton.
“Thankfully nothing appears to be broken,” team doctor Richard Usher said.
“Geraint’s got multiple bruises and abrasions.”
Sky added that Thomas might race in next Sunday’s Milan-Sanremo, the first
classic of the season.
Colombian Carlos Betancur is in the Paris-Nice race leader’s yellow jersey,
with the ‘Race to the Sun’ due to conclude in Nice later Sunday.