Geraint Thomas 'confident' Team Sky will carry on after news of reported Ineos deal

The Tour de France winner says he's just trying to concentrate on racing but says the sooner a deal is announced the better for the team

Geraint Thomas at the Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas says he is "confident" the team will continue in 2020 following reports that Ineos chemicals company will replace Sky Media as lead sponsors.

Thomas, racing Tirreno-Adriatico in central Italy, was greeted with the reports after a source said that the team would announce the deal ahead of the Giro d'Italia and it would continue with an even bigger budget.

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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.