Blockhaus and the big crash
It was my first time riding up Blockhaus on Sunday and it wasn’t easy - but I thought it would be a lot harder. It was steep, but I think I was a bit psyched out by it before the stage. We rode hard until our jobs were done then cruised up to the finish. I was riding with Robert Kišerlovski [Katusha-Alpecin] and Rui Costa [UAE Team Emirates], and we chatted up the rest of the way, enjoying the view.
I was in the group when the crash happened but I was on the right-hand side and it happened on the left. I went through with no problem, and after I sat up a few kilometres later, I saw Adam Yates come past with a few team-mates. Ages after that I saw Geraint Thomas go past and he didn’t look so good, with blood dripping from his elbow and knee.
He did a solid ride to the top and that was very impressive. There was headwind and a few switchbacks so it would have been difficult to deal with by himself. I felt sorry for him - he was looking really good and would have been up there with the best in the final.