Defending champion Geraint Thomas crashed on the Tour de France on Saturday, losing time to Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, but took heart from a strong recovery.
Team Ineos’s strategy of having co-leaders in reigning champion Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal will face its first big test on Thursday when the Tour de France hits the mountains, according to 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins.
Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas says he faces a tougher challenge this year defending his crown.
Cyclist Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday.
Froome and Geraint Thomas have been named in the Team Sky squad for the Tour of Britain as part of a strong six-rider lineup.
Vuelta a Espana is set to be a wide-open battle between riders looking to make up for poor showings in the Grand Tours.
Dave Brailsford said he intended to negotiate a new deal for Geraint Thomas.
Wiggins tips Tour de France winner Thomas to retain his title after the Welshman ended Froome’s reign as champion.
Geraint Thomas was labelled the “Perfect Poster Boy” after Team Sky rider deposed Chris Froome to win the Tour de France.