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GERAINT THOMAS RUMORS

Thomas hoping for 'chilled' Vuelta a España with eye on future Grand Tours

If Geraint Thomas has been harbouring nascent ambitions of becoming a Grand Tour leader, he could be forgiven had his resolve weakened at the Tour de France, where he saw Sky teammate Chris Froome forced to deal with a cocktail of doping innuendo and urine on his way to overall victory. Yet the Tour has had quite the opposite effect; the Welshman's determination to be up there in...
Via Cycling News
2 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Whole team is riding strong, great morale, Thomas says

Team Sky has a firm grip on the yellow jersey at the Tour de France with Chris Froome, and only a couple of days remaining before Paris. Attacks promised from Movistar came and went without much change. While the race is not completely over, time is running out for Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde. A big part of Team Sky’s success, besides Froome himself, has been Geraint...
Via Cycling News
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Spectacular crash at Tour de France sees Geraint Thomas fly off cliff into a pole

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, near the end of Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Monday, saw fellow rider Warren Barguil ride him off the course. Thomas couldn’t slow down and wound up flipping over the sideline rope and hitting a pole hard.Bam. Thomas was relatively uninjured. And he didn’t blame Barguil for what happened. “Everyone knows it’s a dodgy descent, I just got taken...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour de France stage 16 quotes: Thomas 'shaken but alright' after crashing on descent into Gap

Stage 16 of the Tour de France saw Ruben Plaza land a solo stage win for his Lampre-Merida team in Gap on Monday. After riding into the day's breakaway, he escaped his companions on the last climb over the Col de Manse, and held off a chasing Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), who ended up finishing second place for a sixteenth time in the French Grand Tour.  Meanwhile, Team Sky's Geraint...
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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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