Geraint Thomas Barloworld

Geraint Thomas?s training ride was today interrupted by a phone call informing him that he could be riding this year?s Tour de France.

It was a big moment in the 21-year-old Welshman's first season as a professional. The call followed today?s announcement that his Barloworld team had been given one of three wild card spots for the race.

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