Geraint Thomas: It could be my last year as well



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Geraint Thomas: It could be my last year as well

Geraint Thomas wants to retire in 2023 and is thinking about such a decision. He still doesn't know if he will be part of the Tour de France. "We have to sit down and work out what I want to do, it could be my last year as well.

I want to make the most of it.
"I don’t even know if I will do the Tour to be honest, maybe the Giro. It’s all up in the air, really. I wouldn’t mind doing something different.
"This year’s been quite refreshing, doing a few new races like Coppi & Bartali, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Fleche Wallonne and Itzulia Basque Country.

They’re all races I’ve never done or only done once." - he said for eurosport.com It seems as if he has achieved everything he set out to do in his career. "When I won the Tour [in 2018], it was nice to come back the next year to show it was not a fluke.
"And it was nice to come back this year as well when people thought I was done.

Now I feel like I have nothing else to prove.
"It’s always extra motivation to show that you’ve still got it. The main thing was to keep enjoying the racing and doing my own thing.
"You can see that progression as well, as in most years.

It was nice to be in the thick of it."

Remco Evenepoel

On the other hand, his colleague, Remco Evenepoel has the desire to win the Tour de France. “The Tour de France mission will now be a priority," Evenepoel said.
"One day I want to win there too, that's the ultimate dream.
"That does not exclude an intermediate milestone in 2023.

So far, the Giro d'Italia looks very nice. He did not forget to mention his colleagues. "Of course I will have to take our two sprinters [Fabio Jakobsen and the incoming Tim Merlier] into account when choosing a Grand Tour.
“But actually we can divide it neatly.

I think that's better, otherwise you risk division. That also applies to a sprinter, who deserves a strong lead-out.
"So you could say: me the Giro, Fabio the Tour and Tim the Vuelta." Evenepoel is very satisfied with this season.

“It’s incredible, the things I achieved this year,” Evenepoel said.
“A season cannot be better – to win a monument [Liege-Bastogne-Liege], a rainbow jersey and a Grand Tour. I think you cannot do better than the year I’m having right now”.