Geraint Thomas: 'I’ll miss the Classics but my goals are different now'

Thomas says he'll miss being able to ride the Tour of Flanders next week, but is relishing his new GC focus

Geraint Thomas finishes second on stage four of Tirreno-Adriatico. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

As word begins to circulate among riders, team staff and fans that Yves Lampaert has won Dwars Door Vlaanderen, in the midst of them is Team Sky’s long-time leader for the spring Classics, Geraint Thomas.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.