Geraint Thomas joins Chris Froome in South Africa for altitude training camp

Welshman joins the Tour de France winner for some training before he begins his racing programme towards the Giro d'Italia

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome after stage 20 of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Just like American Ian Boswell did last year, Geraint Thomas has joined Chris Froome in South Africa for an intense training camp ahead of their 2017 European racing campaigns.

Thomas arrived at the base at Crystal Springs for the altitude camp on Monday, and is set to spend two weeks training with his three-time Tour de France winning teammate Froome.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).