Geraint Thomas hopes Tour takes place some time in 2020

Geraint Thomas. (Christophe Ena/AP)

Geraint Thomas is still hoping the Tour de France can go ahead at some point in 2020 and believes he is in good shape to go for a second yellow jersey.

The Tour, set to take place between June 27 and July 19, has yet to be postponed or cancelled but with sporting events all over the world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic its chances of surviving as scheduled appear remote.

Thomas, the 2018 champion, also announced a charity ride – in his garage – in support of Britain’s National Health Service.

“I think I’m in my prime at the moment,” the Welshman told BBC Radio Five Live. “Obviously there are bigger things that need to be sorted out first but as soon as it’s safe and ready to go ahead we’d love it to happen. I’m praying and hoping it goes ahead at some point.”

Team Ineos rider Egan Bernal won the 2019 edition.

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