Team Sky: Now or never for Geraint Thomas at the Tour de France

Sky sports director Servais Knaven says Geraint Thomas must change his schedule if he is to perform well at the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome on stage twenty of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas must push for the Tour de France after a successful 2015 and sacrifice the Classics, says Team Sky's Servais Knaven.

Thomas won E3 Harelbeke and placed third in Ghent-Wevelgem this spring. At the Tour, he sat fourth overall, battled for the podium and helped Chris Froome win the overall. Only in the last two mountain days, after a crash, did he slip to 15th overall.

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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.