Geraint Thomas has explained that his commitment to Team Sky will not permit him to defend his Commonwealth Game title in 2018.
The 30-year old endured a puncture in Glasgow but persisted to win the gold medal, after a solo attack.
Thomas had won this year Paris-Nice with Team Sky, but would not be present to defend the title at the next game, which is scheduled to take place in 2018. He explained that he will miss the event due to his schedule with British World Tour outfit.
Owain Doull and Luke Rowe who are also part of the Team Sky squad would also be unavailable for selection due to engagement at the cobbled classic.
Thomas who has won time trial bronze, and his fellow Welshmen had consider it most unfortunate that the three of them will miss out of the chance to represent wales at the game. In an interview, he told BBC Wales Sport: (more…)
In Paris, Australia lost every chance of defending the men’s title of track cycling for the world Championships due to an axle bolt that was broken but the Women’s team is doing great and have also set a national record by qualifying.
The only medal that Australia got was from Anna Meares who is also considered to be the queen of sprints and she along with Kaarle McCulloch have achieved the bronze medal at the women’s team sprint.
On Wednesday night, the men’s team faced an accident as a result they could only expect a bronze even though they have been a two time defending champions of the title. After the crank of Luke Davison’s bike broke, the only rider who could avoid the accident was Jack Bobridge. Immediately after him, Alex Edmondson suffered with a real wheel puncture seconds before he was crashed by Mitchell Mulhern.
After the bikes were fully repaired, Australia was allowed to start all over again. But they failed to record even fourth fastest time that they had recorded. So, they were cut off from the chance of getting a gold medal on the final match of Friday to be held in the morning. (more…)