Speaking in his podcast on Eurosport following Sunday’s final stage of the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 winner, said he saw no reason why the Welshman couldn’t win it again next year.
“He’s at that ripe age now, 32,” Wiggins said. “He’s matured as a person and an athlete and his laid-back approach will continue to carry him through.
“I wouldn’t put it past him to win again next year. This could be the start for him now. He’s won the Tour and it will only drive him on to do it again.”
Out of contract
However, Thomas’ contract with the British outfit expires at the end of this season, and when asked after Sunday’s race about whether he would be with the team next year, Thomas indicated that his future was up in the air.
“No idea, right now,” he said. “I just want to celebrate.”
If Thomas remains with Sky next year, it could pose a dilemma for the team, with Chris Froome determined to win a record-equaling fifth Tour.