Geraint Thomas to focus on stage racing, not Classics, in 2016

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford says that Geraint Thomas will step up as team leader in selected stage races

Geraint Thomas on the podium after winning Stage 2 of the 2015 Volta ao Algarve

(Image credit: Watson)

Welshman Geraint Thomas will step up to be leader of Team Sky in selected stage races next season, according to the squad's manager Sir David Brailsford. His focus will be on longer races rather than the Spring Classics.

In an interview with Sky Sports on Friday morning, Brailsford said that Thomas had a 'breakthrough' season after a strong performance in the Tour de France in support of Sky's overall winner Chris Froome.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.