CCC confirm contract offer to Geraint Thomas for 2019
08 August 2018 03:30
The management of the CCC team have confirmed to Cyclingnews that they have made a serious contract offer to Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas for 2019. Thomas’ current contract with Team Sky runs out this season and the Welshman confirmed he faces one of the biggest decisions of his career as he decides between staying at Team Sky and sharing team leadership with Chris Froome or becoming the sole team leader with a rival WorldTour team. CCC hope Thomas will agree to lead the team after announcing a merger with the remains of Jim Ochowicz’s BMC Racing set-up. CCC intends to become Poland’s first ever WorldTour team in 2019, with Greg van Avermaet already confirmed as leader for the Classics.ADVERTISEMENT Team Sky are understandably keen to keep the 2018 Tour de France winner in their squad and have been in talks with Thomas’ agent. “It’s just the value of the contract – it won’t go down, let’s just put it that way. People don’t have a problem paying for performance and neither do we,” team manager Dave Brailsford told The Times after the Tour de France ended in Paris. CCC’s interest in signing Thomas first appeared in Polish news publication Przeglad Sportowy, and sports director Piotr Wadecki confirmed the news to Cyclingnews at the start of stage five of the Tour de Pologne.
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