Geraint Thomas embarks on 'exciting and scary' season heading into Giro d'Italia assault

30-year-old Welshman Geraint Thomas will skip Classics as he focuses on leading the Giro d'Italia in May for Team Sky

Geraint Thomas at the Tour Down Under team presentation, January 2017

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Geraint Thomas has agreed to gamble on a new schedule as he prepares for an inaugural Giro d’Italia title assault.

The spring classics have previously been an objective for the 30-year-old, who this year will skip them entirely for stages races and training camps he hasn’t previously embarked on with Team Sky.

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