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GERAINT THOMAS RUMORS

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas: 'Sometimes you're the nail. I was a cheapy little Ikea one today'

As expected, Team Sky came under fire from all angles in the penultimate Alpine stage of this year's Tour de France. As the rain poured down, the British outfit were put under pressure right from the start, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) attacking in the opening kilometres of the stage. The move on the Col du Chaussy was followed by attacks from Movistar's Alejandro Valverde...
Via Cycling News
3 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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thrills and spills on Tour de France's 16th stage won by Plaza

GAP, France -- Racing downhill at breakneck speeds, Ruben Plaza Molina rode triumphantly into Gap as the solo winner of a treacherous Stage 16 on Monday that saw a teammate of race leader Chris Froome careen into a telephone pole and Peter Sagan finish second for a fifth time. Froome's Sky teammate Geraint Thomas, who was sixth overall, suffered the terrifying crash on a hairpin...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thrills and spills on Stage 16 won by Plaza

GAP, France (AP) Haring downhill at breakneck speeds, Ruben Plaza Molina rode triumphantly into Gap as the solo winner of a treacherous Stage 16 on Monday that saw a teammate of race leader Chris Froome careen into a telephone pole and Peter Sagan finish second for a fifth time. Froome's Sky teammate Geraint Thomas, who had been sixth overall, suffered the terrifying crash on a...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France : Thomas bounces back from crash to support Froome in crosswinds

Geraint Thomas bounced back from an early crash on stage 2 of the Tour de France to help Chris Froome survive in the front echelon and so improve his overall ambitions in the race. Stage 2 from Utrecht to Zelande was battered by severe crosswinds and rain and early in the stage, Thomas found himself on the deck – unhurt – but with a broken Pinarello frame after being hit from...
Via Cycling News
22 days ago  |  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
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