Geraint Thomas heads Team Sky line-up for Tour de Suisse

Sergio Henao and Lars Petter Nordhaug will also feature in the British team's eight-man squad

Geraint Thomas attacks in the 2015 E3 Harelbeke (Photo: Graham Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas will be one of just two British riders at the Tour de Suisse after his participation was confirmed by Team Sky.

Thomas, who joins Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) on the start line, has enjoyed a good season to date, with victory at E3 Harelbeke and a third place finish at Ghent-Wevelgem.

The 29-year-old also finished fifth at Paris-Nice, and took overall honours at the Volta ao Algarve (opens in new tab) on the back of an impressive solo win on stage two.

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Sky tweeted their confirmed team during stage six of the Critérium du Dauphiné, at which Chris Froome's seven-man support team includes Pete Kennaugh, Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard.

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Colombian Sergio Henao has been one of his team's strongest riders so far this year despite a relative lack of racing, picking up second place at the Tour of the Basque Country and third at the Tour of California.

If he can build on the support which will be provided by Thomas and by Tour de Yorkshire winner (opens in new tab) Lars Petter Nordhaug, he could prove tough to beat.

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Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.