Thomas impresses in Tour of Flaunders

Geraint Thomas leads the way in a thrilling Tour of Flaunders
Geraint Thomas leads the way in a thrilling Tour of Flaunders
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GERAINT Thomas produced his best performance of the season so far to finish 10th in the Tour of Flaunders.

The one-day classic is one of the biggest race of the European cycling calender.

Newton-based Thomas, riding for Team Sky, battled his way into a 12-man break.

The final 20km saw Nick Nuyens, Sylvain Chavanel and Fabian Cancellara make a late push. Nuyens eventually claiming the win after a spirit finish. Thomas clung on to claim 10th place on the day.

It was another fine display from Thomas who impressed with his strong riding in Paris-Nice and will give him confidence ahead of Paris-Roubaix, a race Thomas won as a junior rider.