Geraint Thomas extends Team Sky contract

Welshman insists Team Sky is the place to achieve his Grand Tour goals

Geraint Thomas has committed his future to Team Sky by signing a contract extension, the team announced today.

The Welshman’s contract was up this winter, but the Welshman – one of the team’s founding members in 2010 – has extended his contract with the British WorldTour team.

Thomas has won both the Volta ao Algarve and Paris-Nice this year and will be a key support act as Chris Froome bids for Tour de France victory this summer.

Paris-Nice winner Geraint Thomas has extended his Team Sky contract (pic: Sirotti)

Thomas too has been tipped as a future Grand Tour contender, and after signing the new contract insisted Team Sky is the place to achieve those goals.

“Signing again was an easy decision. Team Sky feels like home. From the other riders to the staff, I love it here,” he said.

“I’ve only really just started when it comes to trying to win stage races. I’m learning all the time about how to get in the best shape for them and how to lead a team.

“For me, this year started with winning Paris-Nice and is now about going to the Tour in the best shape possible to support Froomey. After the Tour we can start looking to next year and keep setting bigger and better goals.

“It’s about keeping that progression going, and Team Sky is the best place to do that. I’m just super happy being part of the team.”

Thomas is one of five Brits to have stayed with Team Sky since they were founded in 2010, alongside Chris Froome, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard and Ben Swift.

Thomas insists he can achieve his Grand Tour goals at Team Sky (Pic: Sirotti)

And team principal Sir Dave Brailsford is excited to see what the future holds for one of the team’s most popular personalities.

“We’re all delighted that Geraint has renewed his contract with Team Sky,” he said. “He epitomises what the team is all about both on and off the bike.

“Geraint is one of the most versatile bike racers in the world. He has demonstrated this by winning on the track, in the Classics and now in stage races.

“He has gone from strength to strength and winning Paris-Nice this year was another step up. I think it gave him real confidence and now he can set his sights on developing his performances in the Grand Tours.

“I still believe the best is yet to come from Geraint and we will enjoy supporting him to see just how far he can go.”

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