Sky’s Geraint Thomas Takes Algarve Stage And Overall Lead

Lisbon, Feb 19, 2015 - Britain's Geraint Thomas broke away to victory in stage two of the Tour of the Algarve on Thursday and took the overall race leader's yellow jersey. Sky rider Thomas won the 197km run from Lagoa to Monchique by a clear 19 seconds from Estonia's Rein Taarmae, with Valerion Agnoli of Italy third. The victory also gave the Welshman a 30-second lead in the … [Read more...]

Geraint Thomas Signs With Team Sky For Two More Years

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas has signed a new deal which will keep the British rider at Team Sky until the end of 2016. The 28-year-old Welshman has been with Team Sky from the start in 2010 and is one of eight British riders currently on the team roster. In his first season for the team Geraint was one of the big success stories of the Tour de France, wearing the young rider's white jersey … [Read more...]

Geraint Thomas Happy To Play Team Role At Paris-Roubaix

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN OUDENAARDE, Belgium, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Welsh rider Geraint Thomas said he is happy to help Sky team-mates Bradley Wiggins and Edvald Boasson Hagen at next week's Paris-Roubaix, despite finishing an impressive eighth at the Tour of Flanders. Having finished third at E3 Harelbeke 10 days ago and come 10th in Flanders three years ago, double Olympic … [Read more...]

Sky’s Geraint Thomas Out Of Paris-Nice After Crash

NICE, France, March 16, 2014 (AFP) - Team Sky's Geraint Thomas on Sunday pulled out of the 8th and final stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race following a fall, his team said. Thomas fell 5km from the finish of the 7th stage on Saturday, having been in second place. The Welshman's general classification hopes were literally left in tatters as he rallied to cross the line with his … [Read more...]

Carlos Betancur Takes Paris-Nice Stage 5, Thomas Keeps Yellow

RIVE-DE-GIER, France, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Carlos Betancur claimed the 152.5km fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Thursday but Geraint Thomas did enough to hang on to the leader's yellow jersey. Colombian Betancur, of the AG2R team, was part of a three-man breakaway that opened a gap on the peloton 9km from home. And he proved strongest in the sprint to the line with Bob … [Read more...]

Paris-Nice Stage 2 Finishes In A Sprint Finish

BELLEVILLE, France, March 12, 2014 - Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter won a sprint finish to win the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice on Wednesday but breakaway companion Geraint Thomas is the new overall leader. Garmin's Slagter edged out Britain's Thomas in a sprint finish at the end of the 201.5km stage from Nevers to Belleville, with Dutchman Wilco Kelderman coming home third five seconds … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Avoids Crashes To Win His Record 13th TDU Stage

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 25, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel avoided two late crashes to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under in the Barossa Valley town of Tanunda on Friday, breaking the record for the most stage wins in the race's history. Greipel charged home after another perfect lead-out from his Lotto Belisol team to win his 13th stage of the … [Read more...]

Slagter Wins TDU Third Stage, But Thomas Still Leads

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 24, 2013 (AFP) - Dutch rider Tom Jelte Slagter won the third stage of the Tour Down Under with a powerful uphill sprint while Britain's Geraint Thomas retained his position as overall leader on Thursday. Slagter, from Team Blanco, moved to within five seconds of Thomas in the general classification after he led home Australian Matthew Goss … [Read more...]

Geraint Thomas Takes The Lead At Tour Down Under

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 23, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Geraint Thomas launched an audacious attack on Corkscrew Hill then outsprinted his rivals to record a brilliant win in the second stage of the Tour Down Under Wednesday. Thomas, who won gold in the team pursuit at the London Olympics, broke clear halfway up Corkscrew Hill five kilometres from the finish line and … [Read more...]

No Doubts For Thomas Over Pursuit Of Olympic Gold

Gerant Thomas at 2012 Tour Down Under

by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2012 (AFP) - Welshman Geraint Thomas has few qualms about helping boost Britain's Olympic medals haul at London this summer - even if it comes at a cost to his promising road career. Thomas, an Olympic team pursuit champion from Beijing, has emerged as one of the peloton's most promising young riders in the past two years with … [Read more...]