The Welshman, who clinched his maiden Tour title earlier this 12 months, beating team-mate Chris Froome to the title, is about to move to Group Sky’s first winter coaching camp quickly, when the choices might be revamped crew leaders and who will compete wherein race.

Froome gained this 12 months’s Giro however needs to clinch a fifth Tour title to equal the file of Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

“I undoubtedly really feel there’s unfinished enterprise there [at the Giro d’Italia] however subsequent 12 months is perhaps the incorrect time,” Thomas, who was named Welsh Sports activities Character of the 12 months, instructed the BBC.

Being there [at the Tour] with primary on my again, it might be a disgrace to know I would not be at my greatest, so I am undoubtedly leaning extra in the direction of that.

“However I simply want to sit down down with Tim [Kerrison – Team Sky coach] over the subsequent few weeks and nail down a plan.”

If Thomas does compete within the Tour, it might imply Sky could must decide over who’s crew chief, with Froome not at his greatest this 12 months after being affected by his efficiency within the Giro.

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Nonetheless, Thomas insists which may not must be the case.

“I am unsure but when we each needed to go to the Tour 100%, so long as we each journey like we did this 12 months, we are able to each do rather well,” he added.

“So long as we do not race towards one another, we each have our ambitions and that works effectively in coaching as a result of we each push one another.

“Clearly Froomey needs to return to the Tour and win his fifth, which might be a file.”

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