Geraint Thomas had revealed that he probably had worked himself too hard in preparation of the Tour de France.

“I pushed my weight loss too far ahead of the Tour de France,” he said.

According to the Team Sky rider, he had engaged a exhaustive training routine in the build up to this year’s Tour de France, which saw him losing too much weight, too quickly.

Team Sky had defending champion, Chris Froome, as lead rider in the build up to the Tour de France, with Thomas as reserve. Thomas however put on a remarkable performance at the spring winning the Paris-Nice title. Unfortunately, he was not able to reproduce the same result at the Tour of Romandie or the Tour de Suisse, where he eventually finished 17th overall. In an interview with Cycling News he said:

“Suisse wasn’t great and it certainly knocked my confidence but looking back I could see the mistakes that I made with losing too much weight, too quickly, while doing a load of training.”

He lamented that it took him time to recover from the excess weight loss, and that he went to the tour with little confidence in his ability to perform well. READ MORE

Geraint Thomas And His Feats In Tour De Suisse

Geraint Thomas is known to be a champion and the fact that he had a bad day in one of the events does not rule out his accomplishments or the fan following that he commands. The Tour de Suisse this year was not fruitful for him this year.

He was placed 17th overall which kept him out of the coveted top ten positions. He has been the hope of the British team, Team Sky. However, in the final stage of the Tour event saw him succumb to the cold conditions. As a result, he lost out about eleven minutes as compared to his rivals. That hurtled him out of the top ten positions. The sports director of the team stated that Thomas had a bad day in the final stage that had been shortened and was only 57 kilometers. With adverse weather the climb of Albulapass hors categories was ruled out. The race had two stages in the mountains previously when Thomas suffered due to the incessant cold.

This might have happened due to the weight loss he has achieved to improve his prowess to climb. In the time trial stage on Saturday he bounced back, having finished in the ninth position and eighth when seen overall. On Sunday, however, he could not keep up the ace. He ended the race at 91st position. He lost out about eleven minutes and came in after Jarlinson Pantano who was a stage winner. His overall position was 17th. READ MORE

Team Sky Reveals Secret Weapon For Cobbled Routes

Sky has unveiled their secret weapon that would assist them in the cobbled routes. It’s a special suspension cobble bike from Pinarello Dogma range, co-engineered by Jaguar.

The cobble-smoothing suspension bike would be used by Sky stalwarts like Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas & other riders from the team in the coming Flanders Tour & Paris-Roubaix.

The carbon-fibre bike features shock placed on top of wishbone seat. Equipped with Dogma Suspension technology, the Pinarello bike affords 10mm movement. It’s engineered to soften riding blow over the cobblestones & keep rear wheel well tracked over the rough surfaces.

Christian Knees and Bradley Wiggins tested the special bike last month on cobbled route of last 130 kms of Paris-Roubaix track. The suspension bike has been released post extensive testing & performance analysis & was only launched after being assured of guaranteed compatibility with the Classics.

As per Sky, the cycle frame weighs around 900g. Pinarello & Jaguar have come up with flat carbon, flexible fibre chain stays to accommodate rear movement.

Figures produced from Jaguar showed that the all-new K8-S bike frame aided to create overall performance increment of 4.6 percent & 50 percent enhanced comfort for cyclists over the tough terrains from earlier Dogma K version.

The 2012 Tour de France champ is hugely impressed with the new bike frame. READ MORE

Team Sky Arranges A Team Building Day

Team building day with Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and British Sailing Team at the Weymouth have taught the top riders of Team Sky to learn the ropes.

The riders on that day included Geraint Thomas, the two times Olympic gold medalist and winner of Tour de France Chris Froome. The two swapped wheels to sail three times at the sail sport venue which today is getting the attention of everyone starting from sailors to windsurfers and top athletes from every sport. READ MORE

Isle of Man road reopens

The Mountain Road of Isle of Man has reopened after a day of shooting involving Manx cycle rider Mark Cavendish. The Department of Infrastructure closed the road from Ramsey to the Bungalow from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm BST earlier on Tuesday for filming. Further hooting will take place later on Wednesday but the street will stay open to traffic.

An Infrastructure spokesman stated that there might be some occasional delays for motorists. The film crew would be on the road from Signpost Corner to Cregny Baa from 5:00 am to 8:00 am, and from Brandywell junction to Ramsey from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm BST. He added that the shooting areas would be signed and traffic management would be in place. READ MORE

Thomas helps Mark Cavendish to 2nd Giro win

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.