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50 top riders out of contract for 2018

It might only be the second week of February, with a number of riders yet to even start their racing campaigns, but that hasn’t stopped the transfer market waking from its winter hibernation. Money never sleeps, as a poor sequel once said. At this point in the season, riders and teams are not yet dwelling on contracts and futures. Instead, it’s the agents who are lining up their...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

'Geraint Thomas is going to the Giro because we think he can win' says Kerrison

Team Sky coach Tim Kerrison is adamant that Geraint Thomas has what it takes to win this year’s Giro d’Italia. 
 The bold claim comes a month after the Welshman confirmed that he would target the maglia rosa in his first attempt at riding GC at a three-week race. Thomas finished 15th in the last two editions of the Tour de France while riding in support of Chris Froome,...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Sky ready to back Thomas in future Grand Tours

Geraint Thomas’ hopes and dreams of a top five placing in the Tour de France ended cruelly on stage 19 of the Tour de France to La Toussuire when he lost over 20 minutes and slipped to fifteenth but the Welshman was rightly proud of his own performance and that of the Team Sky squad. Any plans for Thomas to target the overall classification in a Grand Tour are still in their infancy...
Via Cycling News
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Barguil apologises for role in Thomas crash

It is not at all unusual for a young French rider to find himself surrounded by cameras and microphones following a stage of the Tour de France, but Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) would perhaps have gladly done without the attention in Gap on Monday afternoon. Barguil accidentally bumped Geraint Thomas (Sky) off the road on the notorious descent of the Col de Manse in the finale...
Via Cycling News
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Simon Spilak wins Tour de Suisse by 5 seconds over Geraint Thomas

  Simon Spilak of Slovenia won the Tour de Suisse by five seconds on Sunday, when Geraint Thomas tired late in the time-trial stage. Spilak was third overall going into the ninth and final day but was second-fastest in the 24-mile stage to take the title. Britain's Thomas wasted his chance in the last three miles, eventually placing fifth in the time-trial, 18 seconds behind Spilak...
Via Associated Press
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Spilak wins Tour de Suisse, Thomas lets time-trial lead slip

BERN, Switzerland (AP) Simon Spilak of Slovenia won the Tour de Suisse by just five seconds on Sunday, when Geraint Thomas tired late in the time-trial stage. Spilak was third overall going into the ninth and final day but was second-fastest in the 38-kilometer (24-mile) stage to take the title. Britain's Thomas wasted his chance in the last five kilometers (three miles), eventually...
Via Associated Press
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lutsenko wins Tour de Suisse stage, Thomas cuts Pinot's lead

BERN, Switzerland (AP) Alexey Lutsenko of Kazakhstan powered to victory in the Tour de Suisse eighth stage on Saturday, and Thibaut Pinot's overall lead was cut again. Frenchman Pinot is only 34 seconds clear of Geraint Thomas before Sunday's decisive 38-kilometer (24-mile) time trial. Thomas, a British rider for the Sky team, seized three seconds from the overall leader as the...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Porte wins stage 4 of Paris-Nice; Sky teammate Thomas 2nd

CROIX DE CHAUBOURET, France (AP) Climbing specialist Richie Porte of Australia won Thursday's hilly fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race, while Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski finished third to take the overall lead. Porte's Sky team dominated on the first climbs of the week-long race, with Porte's teammate Geraint Thomas placing second. Porte, the 2013 champion, completed the 204...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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