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Championship road race heads for Abergavenny

Championship cyclists are heading for Abergavenny where they will take on a technical circuit.

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The race is fast approaching Abergavenny where the riders will complete 10 laps of a technical and fast circuit #RoadChamps

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Team Sky's Geraint Thomas has launched solo chase to front group, he's a minute behind them. Scott Davies dropped from leaders #RoadChamps

Championship cyclists head through south Wales

Welshman Luke Rowe
Welshman Luke Rowe Credit: ITV Wales / Tom Sheldrick

Some of the world's best cyclists have been making their way through south Wales as part of the British national road race championship.

The peleton threads its way through the countryside outside Newport Credit: ITV Wales / Tom Sheldrick
Geraint Thomas Credit: ITV Wales / Tom Sheldrick

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Thomas 'looking forward' to racing on home roads

The 28-year-old won the National Championships four years ago Credit: PA Images

Geraint Thomas is relishing the challenge of a punishing month in his cycling career as the Tour de France and Commonwealth Games lie ahead.

He's part of a 17-strong Wales team for Glasgow next month that also includes the likes of multiple world champion Becky James, world and European team pursuit gold medallist Elinor Barker.

Ahead of his upcoming schedule, he said:

"I am really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games. It's been a while now since I have been racing for Wales, so I am really excited.

"It gives you an extra motivation and an extra hunger this time around to really go there and try to do a good job."

After the nationals - and subject to Team Sky selection - the Tour de France beckons for 28-year-old Thomas.

If he completes the Tour, he will then head straight to Glasgow for prospective medal bids in the time trial and team pursuit.

Thomas will contest Sunday's National Championship road race alongside the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Luke Rowe - Thomas won the title four years ago - before the world's biggest cycling race potentially awaits.

A bout of bronchitis has ruled defending champion Mark Cavendish out of this weekend's event.

He'll be concentrating on getting fit for the Tour de France, according to a team statement.

"The National Championships are always a bit of a lottery," Thomas added.

"You don't really quite know what is going to happen, but I am looking forward to racing around on home roads again."

Cycling stars to compete in Monmouthshire event

Olympic greats including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe are set to take part in the British Cycling National Road and Time Trial Championships in Monmouthshire, which gets underway today.

Double Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas will be leading the Welsh charge. Credit: BEN MACMAHON/AAP/Press Association Images

The Time Trial event begins this afternoon, with the men and women's Road Race taking place on Sunday.

This will be the second time in five years that the championships has visited Wales, with the event held in Abergavenny in 2009.

Watch: We test out the challenges of the National Road Race

Testing out the challenges of the National Road Race

by Richard Morgan

The British National Road Race Championships get underway in Monmouthshire in less than a week.

The event, which begins next Thursday, will see some of the sport's most famous faces, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, take to the hills around South Wales.

The four day event also gives members of the public the chance to test their own skills - including our own Richard Morgan.

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