Geraint Thomas suffers nightmare crash in the men’s time trial to deny him a gold medal

Geraint Thomas suffers nightmare crash within the males’s time trial to scupper his probabilities of successful a Commonwealth Games gold medal… however will get again on his bike to safe the bronze!

  • Geraint Thomas’ hopes of successful gold had been scuppered by an early crash
  • The Welsh worldwide, 36, was the joint favorite for the 37.4km time trial
  • But Thomas approached the second left-hand bend too shortly and crashed
  • Thomas acquired again on his bike and full the race, ending in third place 

With a skid and a fall, Geraint Thomas’s pursuit for time trial gold was dramatically downgraded to a salvation mission for bronze on Thursday.

He achieved that lesser goal, which was strong going within the circumstances of a crash simply two minutes into the 37.4km trial, earlier than then elevating questions on whether or not the race in Wolverhampton was sufficiently nicely organised.

His reservations centred on the absence of obstacles throughout his reconnaissance lap of the circuit on Wednesday. With that intel accessible, he might need higher judged the sharp left-hand bend that wrecked his probabilities, however as a substitute he shot in too quick, anticipating a gentler flip. In breaking, the Welshman’s rear wheel kicked out, hit the barrier and deposited the previous Tour de France winner on the tarmac.

Geraint Thomas' hopes of winning gold in the time trial were scuppered by an early crash

Geraint Thomas’ hopes of successful gold within the time trial had been scuppered by an early crash

The Welsh international was the joint favourite for the 37.4km time trial in Wolverhampton

The Welsh worldwide was the joint favorite for the 37.4km time trial in Wolverhampton

It price the favorite round 30 seconds, which was galling due to the eventual margin of 28.49sec to the winner, Rohan Dennis of Australia, who gained in 46min 21sec. England’s Fred Wright was second.

Thomas, no stranger to time trial crashes, utilized the blame to himself, however did level to the organisation of the race.

He mentioned: ‘The recon I did was in traffic so there’s no barriers up or anything, so it’s pretty pointless, really, other than knowing where the hills and downhills are.

However, Thomas approached the second left-hand bend too quickly and crashed. He was later pictured with cuts and bruises on his knees (seen above)

However, Thomas approached the second left-hand bend too quickly and crashed. He was later pictured with cuts and bruises on his knees (seen above) 

Thomas managed to get back on his bike and complete the race, finishing in third place

Thomas managed to get back on his bike and complete the race, finishing in third place 

‘But it’s my fault on the finish of the day. I used to be pondering it’s a sweeping left however abruptly there are obstacles in the way in which and it’s like, “Oh s**t”.

‘You are used to seeing the course for what it is exactly going to be. But it was just not as organised as what we are used to, basically.’

Wright, the son of the actor Philip Wright, who has appeared in Eastenders and Line of Duty, took a shock silver regardless of beginning nearer to the beginner racers than the larger hitters of their sport.

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