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Geoff Thomas finishes Grand Tours for fellow patients

In 2003, former England footballer Geoff Thomas was given three months to live after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Fourteen years later, he and three other cyclists have become the first amateur team to ride all three of the Grand Tours consecutively. The challenge has seen them pedal more than 6,000 miles in aid of the charity Cure Leukaemia. Geoff told BBC Radio 5 live it was “gruelling” but he found the strength to carry on by thinking of the other patients he had met during his treatment. “If I can’t…

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Road World Championships: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas in Team Sky line-up

Geraint Thomas wore yellow at this year’s Tour de France after winning the opening individual time trial in Dusseldorf UCI World Road Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app – full broadcast schedule here Geraint Thomas will compete for Team Sky in Sunday’s team time trial at the Road World Championships in Bergen, despite having pulled out of the Great Britain team…

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Geraint Thomas: Cyclist wants Tour de France in Cardiff

Geraint Thomas of Team Sky leads the peloton through the village of Mordiford en route to Cardiff in the Tour of Britain Geraint Thomas says he hopes he can ride in a Tour de France stage in his hometown city of Cardiff. Thomas raced as a senior for the first time in Cardiff as the Tour of Britain finished in Wales on Sunday. The 31-year-old was seventh overall and the double Olympic track champion would one day like a stage of the Tour de France to be staged in Cardiff….

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Geraint Thomas: Team Sky rider to return from injury at Tour of Britain

Geraint Thomas won the opening stage of this year’s Tour de France in Dusseldorf Tour of Britain Dates: 3-10 September Venue: Starts Edinburgh, finishes Cardiff Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas will return from injury at the Tour of Britain next month, with team-mate and compatriot Owain Doull also set to compete. The race begins in Edinburgh on Sunday, 3 September and will finish in the Welsh riders’ home city of Cardiff on Sunday, 10 September. Thomas, 31, was second overall when he broke his collarbone in a fall on stage nine…

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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas ‘raw’ after crashing out

‘I just want to go to the pub’ Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Britain’s Geraint Thomas says being forced out of the Tour de France by injury is “a bitter pill to swallow”. Thomas, one of leader Chris Froome’s key helpers in the mountains, fell and broke his collarbone on the descent of the Col de la Biche during stage nine. The…

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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas has ‘used jersey for sale’

Thomas (right) was a key helper for race leader Chris Froome Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Britain’s Geraint Thomas has joked that he has a jersey for sale “not in 100% condition” following the horrific crash that ended his Tour de France. The 31-year-old Welshman was second overall when he broke his collarbone in a crash on the damp descent of the…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome in yellow, Geraint Thomas out

Warren Barguil (left) was pipped on the line by Rigoberto Uran Britain’s Chris Froome retained the leaders’ yellow jersey as Colombian Rigoberto Uran won an action-packed stage nine of the Tour de France. Frenchman Warren Barguil was in tears as he celebrated victory but a photo finish saw Uran pip him on the line. Geraint Thomas, one of Froome’s key helpers, crashed out of the race. Race contender Richie Porte also crashed – taking out Dan Martin – and was put in a neck brace before being taken away in…

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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas out after crash on stage nine

Thomas (in white) has helped Froome (in yellow) win two of his three Tour de France titles Britain’s Geraint Thomas has been forced to abandon the Tour de France after crashing on stage nine. The Team Sky rider, one of race leader Chris Froome’s key helpers in the mountains, came off on a descent. Welshman Thomas, who was second overall at the start of the stage, suffered a broken collarbone after being brought down by Polish rider Rafal Majka. “I’m just thinking of the devastation of leaving the Tour and…

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Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan wins stage three as Geraint Thomas retains overall lead

Peter Sagan is now fourth overall Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. World champion Peter Sagan won an uphill sprint to claim stage three of the Tour de France as Britain’s Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey. Sagan showed remarkable composure and skill to clip his foot back into his pedal after it slipped out as he started his sprint in the final…

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