Geraint Thomas Shows Champion’s Spirit In Challenging Giro d’Italia Stages

Harry Corish - Sportin Journalist


Geraint Thomas faces a gruelling weekend at the Giro d’Italia with stages 7, 8, and 9 taking place. The former Tour de France winner, hoping to win the Giro for the first time, currently sits 6th in the overall standings, just 1 minute and 26 seconds behind the current leader.

However, Thomas knows all too well the pain and misfortune that can befall a cyclist, particularly at the Giro d’Italia.

He has unfinished business in this particular Grand Tour after freak accidents in 2017 and 2020. But despite these setbacks, Thomas has remained focused and determined, showing the resilience that has made him a champion.

Stage 6 was a reminder that anything can happen in a Grand Tour. The experienced duo of Simon Clarke and Alessandro De Marchi looked to have the stage win in the bag, but they slowed dramatically after the flamme rouge, allowing the sprinters past in the final 200m.

Meanwhile, Thomas and GC rival Primoz Roglic suffered separate mechanicals, forcing them to fight back through the car convoy.

This weekend will test Thomas’s mettle, with the mountainous stages 8 and 9 likely to be decisive in the battle for the pink jersey. But the Welshman will be ready for the challenge, knowing that every second counts in a Grand Tour.

Can Thomas overcome his misfortune and finally win the Giro? It remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – he won’t give up without a fight.


Glamorgan Cricket got off to a great start on the first day of the Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire at Cardiff, putting the Welsh county in a great position ahead of this weekend’s action.

After winning the toss and choosing to bowl, Glamorgan’s bowling attack quickly got to work, bowling out Worcestershire for just 109 runs.

James Harris and Michael Neser were the stars of the show, taking 4 wickets each. Despite the loss of Eddie Byrom early on Glamorgan started off their reply steadily with openers Marnus Labuschagne David Lloyd putting on a partnership of 81 runs.

Lloyd went on to score a well-made 48 while Labuschagne scored 42 to take the team to a respectable score of 177-6 at the end of the day’s play.

With a lead of 68 runs going into day 2, Glamorgan will look to consolidate their position and build a big total to put the pressure on Worcestershire.


As the Citi Para Swimming World Series in Berlin kicks off, all eyes will be on the Welsh squad, who are set to make a splash in the competition. With a talented team comprising of Dylan Broom, Rhys Darbey, Ela Letton-Jones, Becky Lewis, Lily Rice, Saskia Webb, and Meghan Willis, Welsh hopes will be high going into this event.

One of the standout names in the Welsh team is Lily Rice, who will be hoping to build on her impressive performances in recent years.

The 23-year-old Paralympian has been a trailblazer in her sport, breaking numerous records along the way. She will undoubtedly be one to watch in Berlin, with her fierce determination and skill in the pool.

Joining Rice is a talented squad, from the experience of Becky Lewis to the rising stars of Saskia Webb and Meghan Willis, the Welsh squad is well-rounded and capable of taking on any challenge.

The Citi Para Swimming World Series is a major event on the international sporting calendar, and the Welsh squad will be looking to leave their mark on the competition.

They will be facing tough competition from some of the world’s top Para swimmers, but with their dedication and talent, they have every chance of success.

As the Welsh squad takes to the pool in Berlin over the next few days, they will be representing their country with pride and determination. With the world watching, all eyes will be on this talented team as they look to make their mark on the international stage.