The Welshman enjoyed a fantastic first season with Team Sky in 2010 which saw him win the British national road race championship and a top the young riders’ classification for four days at the Tour de France.
With his confidence boosted by those achievements, Thomas began the 2011 season brightly and strengthened his burgeoning reputation as a cobbled Classics specialist by finishing runner up at Dwars door Vlaanderen and then bagging a top-10 finish at the Tour of Flanders.
As spring turned to summer, Thomas stepped things up again and claimed his first overall triumph for the team with a devastatingly consistent display at Bayern Rundfahrt.
After helping Bradley Wiggins to victory at the Criterium du Dauphine, ‘G’ was picked for his third Tour de France and enjoyed another six days in the famous white jersey while also claiming four top-10 finishes in a remarkable first 10 days of action.
Before the season was out Thomas would also help Edvald Boasson Hagen triumph at both the Eneco Tour and Vattenfall Cyclassics and then rounded off his season in style by leading out Mark Cavendish to claim the World Championship title in Copenhagen.
In 2012, Thomas will be looking to go from strength-to-strength on the road while also aiming for a repeat of his gold medal-winning performance on the track at the Olympic Games in London.