Geraint Thomas plays lead-out man for Team Sky at the Tour Down Under

Welshman Geraint Thomas gives Sky team-mates Ben Swift and Sergio Henao a hand at the Tour Down Under - Photos by Graham Watson

Geraint Thomas and Sergio Henao on stage 4 of the 2016 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas's own hopes of a high placing at the 2016 Tour Down Under may have faded on Corkscrew Hill on Thursday, but the Welshman is relishing his role as a lead-out man and support for his Sky team-mates.

Thomas and his trademark white-framed Oakley sunglasses were visible at the front of the peloton towards the end of Friday's stage four, where Sky sprinter Ben Swift was narrowly beaten by overall race leader Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge).

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