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Thomas suffers injuries in crash

Geraint Thomas
Thomas won gold on the track in Beijing last year

Geraint Thomas crashed out of the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial stage in Macerata, Italy on Sunday and will be out for at least 20 days.

The Welsh Barloworld rider suffered a broken nose and a fracture of the ischiopubic bone in the groin.

The 22-year-old Thomas went over the guardrail and his bike slid down a banking and ended up in a tree.

Thomas, who won Olympic gold in the team pursuit last year, will miss the Milan-San Remo and Tour of Flanders.



see also
Profile: Geraint Thomas
01 Dec 08 |  Wales
Generation 2012: Geraint Thomas
30 Oct 08 |  Cycling
GB claim six golds in Manchester
01 Nov 08 |  Cycling
GB storm to gold in team pursuit
18 Aug 08 |  Cycling


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