Geraint Thomas puts in monster eight-hour, 300km training ride with Ineos team-mates

The Welsh rider is preparing for the new season where competition within the British squad will be tougher than ever

Geraint Thomas goes on monster training ride (Instagram/Getty)

Last year Geraint Thomas admitted to enjoying his off-season a little too much, although there are no doubts he needed the physical and mental rest after a 2018 that saw him win his first Tour de France title.

He still rode to a second place at the 2019 Tour behind team-mate Egan Bernal, however, but fast forward a year and it seems the Welshman is back and fully focused for the 2020 season, when Ineos will be the strongest they've been in years - and that's saying something.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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