Geraint Thomas calls out Bradley Wiggins over 'publicity seeking' Lance Armstrong comments

The 2018 Tour de France winner said his former team-mate's comments were simply geared and creating publicity for his book

Geraint Thomas on the podium of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas says Bradley Wiggins' recent comments in praise of Lance Armstrong are purely for publicity of his new book.

Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France, has said in interviews and written in his new book, Icons, supportive comments of Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour titles after it was revealed he and his team systematically doped through each victory.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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