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Geraint Thomas (Getty Images)
Geraint Thomas (Getty Images)

Blockhaus - Britain's Geraint Thomas hit out at organisers on Sunday after he and Sky team-mate Mikel Landa fell victim to a crash caused by a police motorbike that virtually ended their Giro d'Italia hopes.

"I don't know what to say, except it's ridiculous," said Thomas, whose shoulder "popped out" in the spill before the final climb to the summit finish of Blockhaus on stage nine.

Thomas, who was co-leading Sky's bid for the race's pink jersey alongside Spanish team-mate Landa, began the 149km ride from Montenero di Bisaccia only six seconds behind overnight leader Bob Jungels of Quick Step.

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