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Luke Rowe 'over the moon' at Tour selection

Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe says he is 'over the moon' at being named in Team Sky's Tour de France line-up.

He competes alongside fellow Welshman Geraint Thomas.

Luke will line up alongside Chris Froome, Richie Porte, Leopold Konig, Pete Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Wout Poels & Nicolas Roche in the Tour, which gets underway in July.

Welsh cyclists named in Tour de France squad

Geraint Thomas has been named in the squad alongside fellow Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe Credit: PA

Welsh cyclists Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe have been named in Team Sky's Tour de France squad.

They have been named in a team of 9 cyclists, including former Tour de France winner, Chris Froome.

The race which is one of the most prestigious cycling events, will take place in July.

The full team is as follows: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Wout Poels, Nico Roche, Leopold Konig, Pete Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Richie Porte.

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Geraint Thomas rides strongly in Stage 2

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas rode strongly at the front of the peloton on day two of the Tour de France in Yorkshire, helping Team Sky leader Chris Froome stay out of trouble.

Geraint Thomas (second position) was often near the front of the race, between York and Sheffield. Credit: PA

Thomas, 25, finished safely in the pack, and is 22nd in the overall classification going into Stage 3, between Cambridge and London.

Watch highlights of Stage 2 on ITV4 at 7pm this evening

Tour de France Day 1: Geraint Thomas finishes 17th

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas has finished 17th on the first day of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Team Sky leader Chris Froome came in 6th, while Mark Cavendish crashed near to the finish line.

This is the fifth tour for the two-time Olympic gold medallist from Cardiff.

Watch highlights of Stage 1 on ITV4 at 7pm this evening

Geraint Thomas on Sky's Tour de France selection

Geraint Thomas will again ride in the world's most famous cycle race in support of team leader and defending champion Chris Froome.

Froome's inclusion means that Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford has left out former Tour champion Bradley Wiggins, despite the Olympic Gold medallist showing his form winning Thursday's British national time trial title on the roads of Monmouthshire.

Thomas will race in the Commonwealth Games just days after the Tour ends

Thomas will play a key role in Sky's attempts to claim a third straight Tour win as Froome's chief sidekick throughout the three week race.

Many tip the Cardiff man to play a central role himself in years to come with GB coach and former Sky man Shane Sutton tipping him to be a future Grand Tour winner himself in years to come.

For now though Thomas must continue to play second fiddle for the 21 stage race, that finishes just seven days before he attempts to secure a victory of his own at the Commonwealth Games road race in Glasgow.

'It's certainly not ideal. It's a big three weeks of racing around France trying to help Froomey win really so it'll be tough for sure" he said.

"I think mentally it's ok because I know I've just got to keep going until the Sunday, just hopefully I can recover well, eat well, sleep well and that's pretty much all I can do go there and go as fast as we can."

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Tour de France: Geraint Thomas to race again after crash

Geraint Thomas after yesterday's pileup Credit: Twitter/@TeamSky

Geraint Thomas has been given the all-clear to continue racing in the Tour de France today, following a crash involving several cyclists yesterday.

The Welshman was taken to hospital for an x-ray after the incident.

"You can't keep a good man down" tweeted the Team Sky account.