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Latest: Geraint Thomas to return to Paris-Roubaix next season

Geraint Thomas


One of team Sky’s best rider, Geraint Thomas, will go back at the Classics ahead of the biggest cycling event; Tour de France.


Even though he skipped the Classics in 2017, Thomas has decided to take on Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2018.


The Welsh rider has already confirmed the news along with leadership hopes for next year’s Le Tour during an interview last week. Unlike so far, Thomas has decided not to begin the next season in Australia, at the Tour Down Under. He has decided to make a later debut at the Volta ao Algarve in the early days of spring, 2018.



Exited about the Tour


“There are a lot of big races in the build up to the Tour, so I’ll start with Algarve, then do Tirenno and then do some training camps. Then I’ll come back and ride Paris-Roubaix, which is exciting. With the cobbled stage in the Tour it’s a good excuse to go back and ride that Monument,” he said during the interview for Cyclingnews.


“It’s a race that I love, along with Flanders, but I’ll be in Tenerife then. It won’t be ideal preparation but everyone knows that anything can happen in Roubaix. I just want to be there in the final and help Stannard and Moscon. That’ll be exciting. Then I’ll do Liège, the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné and then Tour. It’s a lot of big races. I’m raring to go.”


For now, it seems Thomas is trying to focus on the elements he can completely control.


“I left the meeting, (with Team Sky managers), excited. They said that if I’m looking better and feeling stronger then they will support me,” he added.

“Time will tell with that, I guess, but I’m excited about the Tour and the races leading up to that.”


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