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Welsh rider Geraint Thomas has agreed a new three-year contract with Team Sky, the British cycling stable announced on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old from Cardiff, riding in his third Tour de France, has been one of the successes at this year's race, wearing the best young rider's white jersey for much of the first week and helping Edvald Boasson Hagen to Team Sky's first Tour stage success.
"It's great news to be able to commit my future to Team Sky," said Thomas. "The team have shown their potential over the last 18 months and I am delighted to have been a part of that success.
"The management have shown real faith in me as a rider and I feel like I'm improving all the time. The future is really exciting for Team Sky and British cycling and I'm thrilled I will be able to play a part in it."
Team Principal Dave Brailsford added: "We are delighted that Geraint has re-signed for another three years with Team Sky. We have been determined from the start to build and develop a team around the very best homegrown talent like Geraint.
"The last two weeks at the Tour de France have underlined again his world class abilities and we look forward to seeing even more from him over the next