Team Sky's Geraint Thomas considering other offers

Geraint Thomas

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas says he is considering offers from number of different teams for next year.

The Welshman's contract with Team Sky comes to an end at the end of December and his representatives have been in discussion with a number of teams

Thomas says his current employers are among four or five options he is considering.

"There's been a lot of interest - a lot of teams are keen," Thomas said.

Double Olympic Gold medallist Thomas joined Team Sky when they were formed in 2010 having previously raced for Barloworld.

He was Team Sky leader at this year's Paris-Nice stage race where he crashed on the penultimate stage scuppering his chances of victory.

"I'm obviously speaking to Sky at the moment and I think it should be sorted this week with where I go," Thomas told BBC Wales Sport.

"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.

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

Cardiff-born Thomas won gold on the track at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games but now concentrates on road racing.

He has confirmed he will compete in the time trial as well as the road race at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The time trial will be held four days after the completion of the Tour de France.