Froome's Giro-Tour double: What now for Geraint Thomas?

Chris Froome's decision to ride the 2018 Giro d'Italia after carefully considering the (reported) two million compelling reasons to do so will undoubtedly have an impact on the racing schedules of his Grand Tour rivals next season, but perhaps the greatest effect of all will be on a Team Sky teammate who, at 31 years of age, is running out of time to launch his career as a Grand Tour contender in earnest. Where does it leave Geraint Thomas?

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.