Thomas on the road for Olympic gold medal

Geraint Thomas, Tour of Britain 2011, stage two (cancelled)

Geraint Thomas is on the road towards the London Olympics, using certain events like this week's Tour Down Under to fine-tune his preparation.

"It's always easier to race than to train, you can go deeper when you're racing," Thomas told Cycling Weekly. "I enjoy racing so much. It's easier for me to train for a race, race hard and rest. And then another race."

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