環法自行車賽。傑蘭特-托馬斯說,Ineos Grenadiers必須 "積極進取",才能贏得環法賽。

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環法自行車賽。傑蘭特-托馬斯說,Ineos Grenadiers必須 "積極進取",才能贏得環法賽。

傑蘭特-托馬斯說,如果他們想贏得環法賽,他和他的Ineos Grenadiers騎手同伴必須 "一起積極進取"。

為期三周的比賽本周五在哥本哈根開始,7月24日星期日在巴黎結束。

"我感覺很好,我認為環瑞士賽表明我的狀態很好,我們將看看情況如何,"托馬斯說。

"我們有一個超級強大的團隊,最主要的是我們一起騎得很好,一起積極進取,相互之間騎得很好。

"我們整年都在這樣做,所以希望我們能繼續這樣做。

"希望我能夠在關鍵時刻出現,對比賽產生積極影響......但是在環法賽中,有很多好手,像[Aleksandr]Vlasov這樣的人也是一個很大的弱者。

"每個人都在談論斯洛文尼亞人和Jumbo-Visma,但是有很多好人可以表現得很好。"

  • 無 誰是環法賽上值得關注的車手?

阿聯酋車隊的衛冕冠軍Tadej Pogacar在過去兩年中贏得了環法賽的冠軍,人們普遍期待斯洛文尼亞人能夠實現三連勝。

但托馬斯相信,如果Ineos車隊作為一個整體騎行,他們就能在與熱門車隊的競爭中勝出。

托馬斯是Ineos車隊中三位受保護的車手之一,其他是英國的亞當-耶茨和哥倫比亞的達尼-馬丁內斯。

"托馬斯說:"第一周我們的車手表現得很好,希望這能使我們處於最佳狀態,限制不幸事情發生的風險。

"但我們都知道,在鵝卵石賽道上,很多事情都可能出錯,在這裡,技術和一切都不涉及,純粹是運氣。

"我認為我們可以在第一周積極進取,但很大程度上也取決於天氣狀況。在鵝卵石上,如果有逆風,那麼差異就會很小。

"但我們的心態是進入比賽,儘可能多地抓住機會,只是享受比賽--就像我整年都在享受一樣。

"第一周比一些GC[總成績]選手更適合我......但是在我們到達阿爾卑斯山之前,我們都會知道自己的情況。

"很明顯,我贏得了比賽,並在第二年獲得了第二名,我現在比開始時更接近我職業生涯的終點,但是我已經有了很多經驗,現在只想享受比賽。

"自11月以來,Dani和Adam一直是車隊的領導者,現在仍然是這樣。很明顯,我進展得很好,並希望在混合中幫助他們,如果有機會的話,就抓住機會,但我很冷靜,會抓住機會的。"


Geraint Thomas says he and his fellow Ineos Grenadiers riders must be "aggressive together" if they want to win the Tour de France.

The three-week race gets under way in Copenhagen this Friday and ends in Paris on Sunday, 24 July.

"I'm feeling good, I think the Tour de Suisse showed I'm in decent shape and we'll see how it goes," Thomas said.

"We've got a super-strong team and the main thing is we ride well together, are aggressive together and ride off each other well.

"We've been doing that all year so hopefully we can continue doing that.

"Hopefully I can be there at the crunch moments, affect the race positively... but in the Tour there's a lot of good guys, someone like [Aleksandr] Vlasov is a big underdog as well.

"Everyone's talking about the Slovenians and Jumbo-Visma, but there's a lot of good guys who can perform well." • None Who are the riders to watch at the Tour de France?

Defending champion Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates has won the Tour the past two years and the Slovenian is widely expected to make it three in a row.

But Thomas believes if Ineos ride as a unit they can come into the reckoning against the favourites.

Thomas is one of three protected riders [leaders] in the Ineos squad, with the others being Britain's Adam Yates and Colombia's Dani Martinez.

"The first week we've got the riders to do well and hopefully that puts us in the best place to limit the risk of unfortunate things happening," Thomas said.

"But as we all know, on the cobbles so much can go wrong where skill and everything isn't involved, it's pure luck.

"I think we can be aggressive and take on the first week, but a lot depends on the weather conditions as well. On the cobbles if there's a head-wind as well then the differences are going to be small.

"But we're in the mind-set of going into the race, taking opportunities as much as we can and just enjoying the racing - as I have been the whole year really.

"The first week suits me a little more than some of the GC [general classification] guys... but until we get to the proper Alps that's where we'll all know where we stand really.

"I've obviously won the race and come second the following year and I'm a lot closer to the end of my career now than I am the start, but I've got a lot of experience and just want to enjoy the races now.

"Since November, Dani and Adam have been the leaders of the team and it's still that way. Obviously I'm going well and want to be there in the mix and help them and take an opportunity if it comes, but I'm pretty chilled an will take what comes."

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