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Caleb Ewan Looks To Tour 2018

Caleb Ewan gains his first stage win in Giro d’Italia after which he is hoping to repeat his run of success in Tour de France. However, it would be the 2018 event that he would be working on, being a sprinter of Orica-Scott team.


Having secured a win in the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, Caleb Ewan says that he dreams of taking to the Grand Tour race of Tour de France. Being 22 years of age and hailing from Australia, he was exuberant about his win. He stated that every cyclist dreams of working towards the Grand Tour and that is something he hopes to win in 2018.

He knows that he is yet to reach the best of his potential and hence there is a lot that he needs to work towards. However the win in the Giro was helpful in bolstering his confidence. He knows that this is a work in progress and is hopeful that by next year he would be a sprinter capable of taking on the other best competitors in the Grand Tour.

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THOMAS ANNOUNCES INTENTIONS TOWARDS GRAND TOUR

It is the hope of Geraint Thomas that he would be able to build a Girod’Italia title as he looks forward to sharpen his time trialing prowess. This move is in line with his intention to target and secure a first Grand Tour podium place.


Announcing his intention, the two-time team pursuit Olympic champion will be skipping the spring classics. This is to enable him give a shot at the Giro.

Thomas has led the plans of Team Sky at theBelgian classics and the early-season Monuments in previous seasons. However, he switched focus up to stage racing where he helped Chris Froome win the Tour de France on three different occasions.

In the past two seasons, he has been able to achieve a best finish position of 15th at the Le Tour. Observers who followed his performance at La Grande Boucle were left thinking that he had a fair shot at a Grand Tour podium. Read more »

THOMAS SPEAKS ON HIS 2016 EXPERINCE

Geraint Thomas has had a year filled with so many victories, starting from his win in Paris-Nice and Volta ao Algarve. 2016 has been the most successful year throughout his career.


Thomas (Team Sky) claimed his biggest victory earlier this year in Paris-Nice stage race and won the Volta ao Algarve for the second time. However it was not all smooth for him as he suffered crashes at the Tour de France and the Olympic Games.

The Welshman wrote about his mixed fortune on a blog post on the Protect Your Bubbles Insurance website:

“This year went well, all in all. I had the biggest win of my career with Paris-Nice and defended my Algarve title which I won in 2015. It wasn’t all plain sailing.”

Thomas experience a season characterized with many ups and down. He suffered a crashed during Milan-San Remo, and entered the Tour of Flanders after what he described as a ‘tough couple of weeks,’ finishing 12th in Flanders.

Thomas performance dropped at the Tour de Suisse, after he suffered a cold in June. His health condition affected preparations for the Tour de France in July. All hopes of finishing the Tour at the top were tarnished when he suffered an early crash. Read more »

Geraint Thomas Declared Sky Leader For E3 Harelbeke

Geraint Thomas would be reportedly leading Sky for E3 Harelbeke. The Classics cobbled campaign is scheduled to start from 27th of March & would be running across Paris-Roubaix on 12th April.

“Geraint would be leading Sky this Friday”, stated Servais Knaven, the Team Sky Sports Director.

“He is fantastic shape at present, that was evident from his great performance in Algarve, Paris-Nice & in San Remo. It’s going to be a huge hit for Thomas in classics.”

The race would be covering around 215.3 kms & would include several cobbled areas & climbs prior to its conclusion in the main square of Harelbeke.

Before the heavy downpour on Thursday, Geraint & his Sky mates previewed last 70 kms of the race yet skipped the hard Paterberg & Kwaremont climbs.

Thomas started the 2014 season with grand style, winning the Volta Algarve overall & riding high in the Paris-Nice championship in spite of his “stupid crash” & spearheaded Milan-San Remo  in closing stage over Poggio.

“I am hopeful to channelize this form in a positive way”, stated Thomas.”Hopefully we will be able to come up with something in upcoming 3 weeks.”

According to Knaven, Thomas is pretty light & climbing with best efforts yet he is a classics rider still. Read more »

Geraint Thomas becomes Overall Winner In 2015 Volta ao Algrave

Geraint Thomas, the 28 years old welsh professional cyclist became the overall winner of Volta ao Algrave this year. This victory is sure to increase the confidence of the Welsh cyclist. Geraint Thomas will take part in competitions this spring and he will also be participating in the classics races this year.

Geraint Thomas became the winner of Volta ao Algrave on Sunday, 22nd February. Andre Greipel, the 32 years old German cyclist who rides for the Belgian professional cycling team Lotto Soudal became the winner of the last day’s sprint but Thomas managed to win the yellow jersey which is awarded to the champion of the overall category. In Portugal, Thomas managed to perform in a splendid manner.

In the second stage of the race, Geraint Thomas became the winner of the solo race and a day after that, he became the champion in the Individual Time Trial category. The stage of the race that took place on the next day was won by Richie Porte, 30 years old Australian Professional Cyclist who rides for the British Team Sky. Thomas said that the Australian Cyclist had the leading position before the race but in spite of that he decided to take a chance and finally he was able to secure for himself the title of the overall leader of the race. Thomas said that everything went smoothly. Read more »