Thomas and Eisel out of Dwars door Vlaanderen

Sky will take to the start line at Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen with only six of the eight riders that they are allowed. The team has chosen to rest Geraint Thomas and Bernhard Eisel so that they are at their best for E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem later this week. Sky is not the only team resting Milan-San Remo riders with BMC starting with seven and MTN-Qhubeka only starting with five riders.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.