Sky's 'relief' after Geraint Thomas takes first major one-day race win

"On these roads he's now one of the best, if not the best" Sky sports director Servais Knaven says of Geraint Thomas - Focus now turns to Sunday's Ghent-Wevelgem

Geraint Thomas attacks in the 2015 E3 Harelbeke (Photo: Graham Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas might have opened the valve to one-day race wins with his E3 Harelbeke victory today. Sky's sports director at the Belgian race, Servais Knaven called it "a relief".

The Welshman attacked with Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quick Step) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) on the cobbled Oude Kwaremont climb and rode free from his two rivals in the final five kilometres. After winning stages and overall classifications, including the Volta ao Algarve in February, Thomas bagged his first international one-day win in an important spring campaign for Sky.

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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.