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Category: Geraint Thomas

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Geraint Thomas: ‘I’m confident cycling is one of the cleanest sports’ – video

Reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has said he is ‘confident that [cycling] is one of the cleanest sports around.’Speaking before his first race of the 2019 season, the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the Welshman said he feels fortunate …

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Froome and Thomas to lead Team Sky challenge at Tour de France

• Both riders will skip Giro to put focus on the Tour de France• Froome wants fifth Tour title and Thomas wants ‘best result’Team Sky are set to go into what could be their final Tour de France with two leaders as four-time winner Chris Froome and defe…

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Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Welshman became only third Briton to win the Tour de FranceEngland women’s netball team win Greatest Sporting Moment The Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas told of his pride after he was named the BBC’s sports personality of the year.Thomas, the fi…

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Harry Kane tipped for BBC’s top gong but history may point to a surprise | Sean Ingle

The England striker is favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year but footballers do not have a great record in the eventEver since England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, Harry Kane has been a smouldering favourite for the BBC Sports Pe…

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The Road Book – cycling’s new Wisden – is good news for a sport in flux | Richard Williams

Cycling may be facing an uncertain future but a Ned Boulting-edited new tome offers thoughtful writing and a mass of facinating statisticsIn earlier times, Geraint Thomas would have been a shoo-in for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awar…

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Geraint Thomas: ‘Ideally, Froome would ride for me. But that’s not possible’

The Tour de France winner on overcoming frustration with Team Sky, meeting Messi and why he can’t wait for next yearGeraint Thomas has already told me about the night he and Lionel Messi met up in an underground car park and how it feels to have won th…

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Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France trophy stolen from cycling show

• Trophy had been left unattended at NEC in Birmingham• Thomas: ‘Hopefully they will have the grace to return it’The Tour de France trophy won by Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas earlier this year has been stolen during a cycle show in Birmingham, the British…

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Geraint Thomas finds climb near home too steep in Tour of Britain

• ‘I had to give it a go, being on home roads,’ says Thomas• André Greipel wins sprint to take opening stageThe Welsh heart was willing, the dragon-flag-waving crowds were willing Geraint Thomas on up the steep final ascent of Belmont, eight kilometres…

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Geraint Thomas eager to enjoy Tour of Britain after whirlwind month

• Tour de France winner plays down chances of winning race• ‘I’ve not done much in the last month, I’m knackered’Geraint Thomas is apparently on the point of signing a new contract with Team Sky but is unlikely to take any decision over whether or not …

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas gears up for home race

Welsh cyclist will be part of 120-strong peloton cycling 109-mile course through WalesThe farming village of Bancyfelin in the heart of Wales, with one pub, a post office and a tiny primary school, will be almost emptied tomorrow as cycling’s Tour of B…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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‘So this is what it’s like to be famous,’ writes other Geraint Thomas

Welsh lecturer deluged with Twitter messages meant for Tour de France winnerHe prefers fast cars to speedy bicycles and counts joining a gym as his greatest athletic achievement.But because he shares a name with the winner of the Tour de France and has…

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Tour de France: French media call for salary cap to curb Team Sky dominance

• Winner Geraint Thomas’s team have twice budget of Sunweb• Fans and public said to view Tour with ‘disillusioned anger’Geraint Thomas has been hailed as “Le Prince de Galles” and “Le cyclist next door” by French papers after winning his first Tour de …

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Will Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France win spark thirst for more success?

Thomas could follow in Chris Froome’s footsteps with repeated Tour de France wins or will he focus on other targets?With a first Tour de France win out of the way, Geraint Thomas will show us in the next few months whether he is a ticker or an accumula…

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Team Sky’s riders who propelled Geraint Thomas to Tour de France win

A dedicated team effort helped propel the Welshman to the Tour title, with a mix of mountain grind, chasing tenacity as well as a potential glimpse of a future Grand Tour championSigned from Movistar, where he helped Nairo Quintana in the Tour de Franc…

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Geraint Thomas: Tour de France support has outshone negativity – video

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas says the fan support has outshone any negativity around the race following his Tour de France triumph over the weekend, saying he couldn’t believe how positive the reaction was towards his win, even ‘random people c…

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Tour de France victory has given Geraint Thomas desire for more big wins

• ‘It’s insane – I’ve certainly got the taste for it,’ says Welshman • Next month’s Vuelta a España likely to be a step too farGeraint Thomas says his first Tour de France victory has given him a “taste” for more grand tour successes, although he appea…

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Fans line Paris streets as Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France

The Welshman – the first to win the tour – crossed the finish line on the Champs Élysées alongside teammate Chris FroomeThousands of fans lined the streets of Paris on Sunday to see Geraint Thomas become the first Welshman to take home cycling’s bigges…

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From Wales to the Champs-Élysées: the selfless rise of Geraint Thomas | William Fotheringham

The remarkable career of a cycling all-rounder whose innate talent has taken him to Tour de France triumphIt is 11 years and one month since a chubby-faced Welsh youth stood on London’s Tower Bridge marvelling, along with a slightly less chubby-faced M…