Geraint Thomas Video Score: / 5
Geraint Thomas along with Cavendish have been acclaimed as a game made in heaven after Welsh rider headed his world road champ teammate to his 2nd win at Giro d’Italia.
The Olympic as well as world cycling track champ Geraint Thomas was the Team Sky’s last member lead-out train which loosed Manx Missile in final 200 meter of 199 kilometer (125ml) 5th level between Fano and Modena.
Mark Cavendish, the faster sprinter on two wheels, showed his trademark speedup to avoid the dispute of Matt Goss, the Australian rider.
Orca Green Edge rider Goss had grabbed the 3rd level, in Denmark, when the Isle of Man rider Mark Cavendish had been carried off at 42 mile per hour by a risky stunt from Roberto Ferrari, the Italian rider.
Mark Cavendish, saw by his Page 3 model mate Peta Todd as well as Delilah, their daughter, dismissed the pavement heady covering the left part of his body to elevate his arms in joy. Team Sky as well as Dave Brailsford, the British Cycling supremo believes the identity to Mark Cavendish’s dominance is Geraint. It will be very interesting if that partnership develops.
Last year Cavendish and Thomas were rivals then the first one was riding for team HTC – Highroad. He regenerated the partnership they formed when they were in British Academy system along with Sky.
Brailsford told that Geraint Thomas has a turn of speed and progressive. He is very good when it comes to positioning. They are going to be impressive as it is a match made in heaven.
Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas believes that he’s in with a great chance of securing the Pink Jersey of the winner at the Grand Tour of the Giro d’Italia which kicks off in the weekend at Denmark and will be going all out to secure the overall winner’s tally both for himself as well as his team. Thomas, who is currently the Olympic cycling champion for Wales as well as the country’s world track 4 kilometer men’s team pursuit champion is being considered as one of the front runners for the 8.7 kilometer prologue time trial that will take place at Herning just a fortnight after blasting his way to victory at the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland.
Thomas, who is considered as one of the best young cyclists of his generation spent time wearing the White Jersey of the leader that is awarded to the leading cyclist in the Under-25 age category of the Tour de France for the last two terms and this time, he is hoping that he can go one step further and secure the famous Yellow Jersey of the overall winner. But before that, Geraint Thomas has his eyes firmly set on the Giro d’Italia.
He knows that if he can manage to secure the Pink Jersey at the Grand Tour of Italy, the three week long race which is considered only second in importance behind the Tour de France, he will go into the Grand Tour of France as the strong favorite with plenty of confidence.
Thomas is a specialist in the time trail category and according to the man himself, he revels in racing against the clock and Geraint Thomas is looking at the Giro d’Italia to build up his endurance with an eye on the London Olympics that will be taking place on his own turf.
Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas has no doubts that he will help Great Britain boost its medals haul at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games and he will have no qualms if it happens at the cost of his promising career on the road. Thomas, who was a team pursuit champion at the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008, is one of the most promising young riders on the peloton and his emergence in the last two years with Team Sky has been nothing short of marvelous. 2011 saw him become a premier road cyclist, having supported team mate Edvald Boasson Hagen who finished at the top of the podium, helping Team Sky to record its first two stage victories at the Tour de France.
Performances such as these have made the world sit up and take notice of the 25 year old Geraint Thomas, who is already being hailed as the as a star of the future in major classics such as the Paris –Rubais and Flanders and some of his fellow professionals have already slated him as someone who will dominate Europe’s top stage races in the future.
Although the director of Team Sky believes that it is too early to assess the youngster because he has only dabbled in the classics, when the time comes after the Olympics to return to the road, it will not be difficult for the young Thomas.
In spite of so much support from his team and the thrill of success at the Tour de France over the last two years, Thomas admitted that making tracks his top priority this season was a difficult choice. But now that he has taken this decision, Geraint Thomas will give it his all so that the team from Great Britain can mark a successful Olympic Games on home soil.
Geraint Thomas Video Score: 5 / five
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