Geraint, who spent the first six days of the Tour de France wearing the white jersey and was the top British rider in the overall standings, will be hitting the cobbled lanes of Belgium in August giving cyclists the opportunity to learn from a professional or simply wheel alongside him as they tackle the routes made famous in the Tour of Flanders.
The 25-year-old Welshman, with London 2012 gold medal ambitions, said: “This was my third Tour de France and although tough, it has been my most enjoyable tour so far. I’m really excited about sharing my knowledge and experience with cyclists of all abilities in Belgium – we’ll be following in the tyre tracks of cycling icons!”
The Tour of Flanders (also known as Ronde van Vlaanderen) was first raced in 1913 and is considered to be one of the world’s hardest single day events, as well as one of the ‘Five Monuments of Cycling’.
Thomson Sport offers the exclusive three day tour – De Ronde with Geraint Thomas – from £869pp including three nights 4* accommodation on half board basis (17th – 20th August 2011), return luxury coach travel from Manchester, Birmingham or London, a full CNP Professional sports nutrition package during each ride, a professional cycling coach to offer advice and support throughout, a tour of the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen Museum with cycling legend Freddy Maertens, a Q&A session with Geraint Thomas, post-ride meals, secure bicycle storage, two 12x8 professional photo prints in a commemorative folder and a unique ‘De Ronde with Geraint Thomas’ goody bag.
For more information call Thomson Sport on 0845 121 2018 or visit www.thomsonsport.com
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28th July 2011
Note to Editors:
White jersey definition – ‘Best Young Rider’ - in the Tour de France, the cyclist aged under 26 years old that places highest in the general classification table gets to wear the white jersey.
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