Thomas gears up for his first Milan-San Remo

Geraint Thomas, Cancer Council Classic 2011

Geraint Thomas admits he doesn't know what to expect from this weekend's Milan-San Remo.

The Team Sky rider has never ridden la Primavera, and was only selected on Monday night as a last-minute replacement for Michael Barry, who is suffering from a virus.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.