The team, however, were cautious to add that Thomas would be re-evaluated on Tuesday morning. These checks were completed this morning, with Thomas again undergoing more x-rays.
At the start of stage 4 in Catania, Ineos Grenadiers set up Thomas’ bike outside the team bus and placed the machine on a set of rollers, indicating that he would warm up before the stage. However, at 11:30 am CET, it was confirmed that Thomas would be leaving the race and not competing in Stage 4.
News of Thomas leaving the race will likely mean the end of his 2020 campaign. He was originally scheduled for the Tour de France in August and September, but a lack of form at the Critérium du Dauphiné saw the team pull him out of the long run. list of the Tour de France and recruit him for the Giro d’Italia. He seemed to be on the right track with second place in Tirreno-Adriatico behind Simon Yates and then fourth in the UCI Road World Championships time trial in Italy.
He again finished fourth in the opening time trial of the Giro d’Italia and entered the third stage of the general classification and as one of the main contenders pull rose.
This is not the first time that Thomas has been forced to leave the Giro due to an injury. In 2017, he and his teammate Mikel Landa got on a poorly parked motorcycle, with Thomas retiring from the race days later due to his injuries.