Geraint Thomas won't compete at Flemish Classics: 'My condition isn't good enough'

The Welshman has also reprioritised his season, claiming he isn't solely focussed on the Tour de France this year

Geraint Thomas Flemish classics
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Geraint Thomas has ruled himself out of racing at the opening Classics of the season, citing a lack of season preparation as he also shifts his mindset away from solely focussing on winning a Grand Tour in 2022. 

The Welshman delayed his preseason preparations after having shoulder surgery in the winter, with the Volta ao Algarve last week his first race of the season. He finished an underwhelming 62nd, and afterwards he told Het Laatste Nieuws that he has made the difficult, but sensible, decision not to race on the cobbles.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.