Thomas focused on helping Froome to Tour de France title

07 January 2015 / 13:05

Geraint Thomas says his main aim for the New Year will be helping fellow Briton Chris Froome regain the Tour de France title.

Froome, a bronze medallist in the time trial at London 2012, succeeded Sir Bradley Wiggins as Tour de France champion in 2013 but struggled to defend his title after crashing out on the fifth stage in 2014.

That left the way clear for Italian Vincenzo Nibali to claim victory and Thomas says he is fully committed to helping Froome but is also looking forward to leading Team Sky in some of the early season races.

"The Tour is the main aim and I will be working for Chris Froome," said Thomas, who has two Olympic team pursuit gold medals to his name.

"Maybe in the first week I will get a chance for myself but the majority of that race I will be racing for Froomey.

"But before that, I hope I will get a chance to lead the team in some of the week long races."

Despite the disappointment in France it was a good year for the 28-year-old in 2014 who took gold in the road race and bronze in the individual time trial at the Commonwealth Games.

"It was the best year of my career for me personally," he added.

"Winning the Commonwealth Games, carrying the Welsh flag for the closing ceremony and then topping things off by winning BBC Wales Sports Personality was incredible.

"I also had a few decent results on the road with a little bit of bad luck with some crashes.

"But it was all a step forward along the way."

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