Geraint Thomas on Grand Tour leadership: 'It’s something I still want to give another go'

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas says that leading a Grand Tour team remains his primary objective.

Geraint Thomas at the 2017 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas has confirmed that he still wants to ride a Grand Tour for Team Sky as leader, and that he hopes his mishaps in 2016 are behind him for good.

The Welshman was Sky’s co-leader at the Giro d’Italia alongside Mikel Landa, but a now infamous crash involving a police motorbike on stage nine put paid to both riders’ general classification hopes, with Thomas abandoning on stage 12.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.