Geraint Thomas: 'Switch from track to road is permanent'

Geraint Thomas in lead, Tour Down Under 2013, stage four

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has admitted that he hopes his switch from track to road racing is permanent, and that if he goes to the 2016 Rio Olympics it will be to ride the road events rather than the team pursuit, in which he is a double gold medallist.

"I'm leaving the track behind now, hopefully permanently," he said in Doha before stage one of the Tour of Qatar. "I'd love to ride the road race and time trial in Rio, but not to make up the numbers - only if I'm in with a chance."

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