Geraint Thomas: Sky's next Grand Tour leader?

Geraint Thomas is supporting Richie Porte at the Tour de France, but hoping for a chance to lead a team himself

Geraint Thomas on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Geraint Thomas led Great Britain around the track to two Olympic gold medals and showed last week in the Tour de France that he is pushing for something similar for Sky team-mate Richie Porte. Just as Porte did when working for Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, Thomas appears to be paving his own path towards Tour fame.

"If I was the leader and was in another team, I'd be around there, if not a bit better," said Thomas, who sits 13th overall. "It's not that I think about, though. It's all about the team. It's all about Richie and then, I will see how far I can go. It's a good learning experience in a way and it's kind of new ground for myself. That's the exciting thing."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.