Geraint Thomas moving towards cobbled classic win

Geraint Thomas was one of the strongest riders during Friday's E3 Harelbeke, eventually placing third behind Peter Sagan and Niki Terpstra

Geraint Thomas in the 2014 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

Sky's Geraint Thomas took another step towards winning a cobbled classic today in Belgium's E3 Harelbeke. He attacked on the Oude Kwaremont, thinned out an elite lead group and sprinted to third behind winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in Harelbeke.

"On Kwaremont, I just thought sod it, just go for it and see what happens," Thomas told reporters at the sunny and warm finish in Flanders. "I just had a dig up there."

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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.