When Geraint Thomas sets off from the start line in Brussels on this year's Tour de France, he will be extending a Welsh history line in cycling that goes back well beyond his victory of 2018.
Wales has always had a rich heritage in the sport - stretching back to the very early days of the 1890s with the Linton brothers - Arthur, Tom and Samuel - and Jimmy Michael, all hailing from the small mining village of Aberaman in the Cynon Valley, who all won major races in Britain and Europe
Then in the last century there were the likes of Reg Braddick, the first cyclist to represent Wales at the British Empire & Commonwealth Games in Sydney in 1938, and Don Skene, who both went on to open cycling shops in Cardiff, and Colin Lewis who rode the Tour de France in the 1960s.
Sally Hodge and Clare Greenwood had successful careers on the world stage as did Louise Jones ,who won the first gold medal for women in cycling at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland 1990. This century, though, has seen Welsh cyclists reach incredible heights.
Wales have had at least one gold medallist at the last three Olympic Games, starting in Beijing in 2008 when Thomas was part of the victorious team pursuit quartet and Nicole Cooke powered through a Chinese rainstorm to win the road race title.
Four years later Thomas helped Britain retain the TP title in the London Velodrome. Then, in 2016, Owain Doulll won team pursuit gold as did Elinor Barker in the women's event. Not forgetting Becky James' two silver medals on the track.
And to cap it all, last year Thomas became only the third Brit and first Welshman to win the world's greatest cycle race, the Tour de France. He begins the defence of his Yellow Jersey in Brussels on Saturday, July 6th.