Geraint Thomas will not defend his Commonwealth Games road race title in 2018

Welshman says that the April date of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia conflicts with his commitments with Team Sky

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Geraint Thomas has said that he will be unable to defend his Commonwealth Games road race title in 2018 as his Team Sky commitments come first.

The next Commonwealth Games take place on the Gold Coast of Australia during April 2018, which is right when Thomas will be racing in Europe.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.