The Welshman will ride the two Monuments as part of his programme building up to the Grand Tour season
Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) says he’s relishing the prospect of returning to the Classics this spring, after a couple of years of sitting most of them out to focus on stage races. The Welshman will take on cobbled Monument Paris-Roubaix in April, before making his debut at Liège-Bastogne-Liège a couple of weeks later.
Thomas last completed a full cobbled Classics campaign in 2015, taking one of his biggest career victories at E3 Harelbeke and third place at Ghent-Wevelgem shortly after.
He then adjusted his programme in 2016, only riding the Tour of Flanders as he built his season around stage racing, taking Paris-Nice overall victory along the way. He didn’t ride a single Classic in 2017, with his season built around the stage races ahead of the Giro d’Italia, where he made his Grand Tour leadership debut, before ultimately crashing out of the race.
Thomas has taken a slower approach to the 2018 season, skipping the Tour Down Under and making his first competitive appearance this week at the Volta ao Algarve. The 31-year-old will then structure the season around the approach to the Tour de France,