Geraint Thomas hoping to continue form after heroic ride in Milan-San Remo

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas impressed with attacking ride in the 296km race and hoped to carry that form into the cobbled Classics

Geraint Thomas escapes in the 2015 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas produced a solo ride that nearly looked to be a winning one on Sunday in the Milan-San Remo one-day monument. The Welshman rode solo on the final Poggio climb, only succumbing to the chasers at the top with 5.5 kilometres to race to the Via Roma finish.

Thomas worked for teammate Ben Swift over the Cipressa and when the moment came, struck clear with rival Daniel Oss of team BMC. The pair had 17 seconds over the group at the base of the final Poggio climb and after dropping Oss, Thomas maintained a 12-second gap mid-way up.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.