Thomas Survives A Insane Crash, As Plaza Wins Tour de France Stage 16

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Gap, France, July 20, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Geraint Thomas survived a terrifying crash on a hair-raising descent as Ruben Plaza won Monday's 16th stage of the Tour de France. Chris Froome finished in an elite group of favourites to maintain his 3min 10sec lead over Nairo Quintana but his teammate Thomas came close to disaster on the … [Read more...]

All Eyes On Geriant Thomas In Wide Open Flanders Field

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Bruges, Belgium, April 4, 2015 (AFP) - Welshman Geraint Thomas will line up as an unlikely favourite when the usually Belgian-dominated Tour de Flanders begins on Sunday. Of the 98 editions of the second of five 'Monument' races, 68 have been won by Belgians. The first ever winner was Belgian Paul Deman in 1913 and four of the six riders to have won it … [Read more...]

Geriant Thomas In Drivers Seat Ahead Of Cobbled Classics

Paris, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Commonwealth Games champion Geraint Thomas will find himself a marked man over the next two weeks as the peloton tackles the Tour of Flanders on Sunday and then Paris-Roubaix a week later. With perennial favourites Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara out injured, both Flanders and Roubaix will be considered the most open they have been in years. Over the … [Read more...]