Geraint Thomas

Welsh racing cyclist

Geraint Howell Thomas, MBE (born 25 May 1986) is a professional racing cyclist who rides for the UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers, Wales and United Kingdom.[2]

Geraint Thomas
Thomas at the 2015 E3 Harelbeke
Personal information
Full nameGeraint Howell Thomas
Born (1986-05-25) 25 May 1986 (age 37)
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
DisciplineRoad and track
Rider typeAll-rounder (road)
Pursuiter (track)
Amateur teams
0Maindy Flyers Youth Cycling Club /CC Cardiff
0Cardiff JIF
2005Team Wiesenhof (stagiaire)
2006Template:Cycling data SDV (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2006Template:Cycling data RCS
2010–Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
General classification
3 individual stages (2017, 2018)

Stage races

Critérium du Dauphiné (2018)
Paris–Nice (2016)
Bayern–Rundfahrt (2011, 2014)
Volta ao Algarve (2015, 2016)
Tour of the Alps (2017)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2010)
National Time Trial Championships (2018)
E3 Harelbeke (2015)

Thomas has enjoyed success both on the track and on the road. On the track he was a specialist in the team pursuit. He won three world championships and was Olympic gold medalist twice, in 2008 and 2012. Thomas had an early success on the road at the 2004 Paris–Roubaix Juniors and later had senior victories at the 2010 British National Road Race Championships, the 2014 Commonwealth Games road race and his first classic, the 2015 E3 Harelbeke. He has also had a number of stage race overall victories; including the 2011 and 2014 Bayern-Rundfahrt, the 2016 Paris–Nice, the 2017 Tour of the Alps and the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Video of Geraint Thomas

Thomas won the first stage of 2017 Tour de France, an individual time trial, to become the first Welshman, and only the eighth cyclist from the United Kingdom, to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. On stage 9, when placed second overall, he crashed on a descent and broke his collarbone, forcing him to withdraw from the race.

In the 2018 Tour de France, Thomas took the yellow jersey after winning stage 11, extended his lead after winning stage 12, and retained the lead for the remainder of the event, becoming the third British (and the first British born) cyclist, after Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, and the first Welshman, to win the Tour de France.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Geraint Thomas profile". Team Sky. BSkyB. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. "Geraint Thomas". Team Sky website. 2015. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.