Geraint Thomas expecting to go ‘under the radar’ at Flanders

Geraint Thomas has accepted it would be a huge bonus if he won Tour of Flanders on Saturday, having spent almost no time at all educating on the cobbles in the build-up up to Belgian classic, 1 the 5 memorials of cycling season.
But the man from Welsh, who is concentrating on stage racing instead of the classics this year, suggested that he was healthy and fit and it might actually suit him better to fly under the radar this time around.
Twenty-nine year old was one of the huge pre-race favorites at Flanders twelve months ago having only prevailed at E3 Harelbeke and ending 3rd at the Ghent-Wevelgem. With Sir Bradley Wiggins utilizing the race to get set for his swansong at the Paris-Roubaix the next weekend, there was a grand amount of hype walling Sky, but they finished up doing a whole lot of work at the front of the race and Geraint ran out of mates and legs in the end, ending fourteenth.
This year, preparations gave been totally different. Geraint won the long stage race Paris-Nice previous month – the largest victory of his career – but then had a little fall at the Milan-Sanremo and desolated Tour of Catalonia last week after 4 stages as he was feeling unwell.
He expects this year to be a lot different from previous year. There was a whole lot of talk about him winning Flanders that time.