Thomas: It’s a shame we can’t do the Tour of Flanders again this weekend

For many, Paris-Roubaix is the Queen of the Classics. For Geraint Thomas (Sky), at least at this remove, it has the feel of a consolation prize. The Welshman has had his heart set on the Tour of Flanders since his first visits to Belgium as a teenager, and he entered last week’s race as one of the principal favourites after a stylish victory at E3 Harelbeke.

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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.