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Thomas considers future options

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas has revealed he is considering his future after receiving offers from several teams for next year.

The Welshman is out of contract with Sky in December, and while the British team is keen to keep him, Thomas said many others have also been in touch.

"There's been a lot of interest - a lot of teams are keen," Thomas told BBC Wales

"I'm obviously speaking to Sky at the moment and I think it should be sorted this week with where I go."

Thomas, a double Olympic gold medallist, has developed from a track star to a road cyclist through the close links between British Cycling and Team Sky, but must now consider where he wants to focus his attention in the future.

Last year, he gained plaudits for playing a major role in helping Chris Froome win the Tour de France despite cracking his pelvis in an accident on the opening stage.

Earlier this year, he was in contention for the Paris-Nice stage race until a crash on the penultimate stage.

"Obviously Sky is a great team but I think it's good to have a look at other teams and what they have to offer," Thomas added.

"It gives your confidence a boost when there's three or four teams that have offered you a good contract, so interesting times."

Thomas is likely to feature in Sky's Tour de France squad again this summer, and has also confirmed he will compete in the time trial and the road race at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.