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Geraint Thomas' Tour de France victory in 2018 has been voted as your favourite Welsh sporting moment of the last decade! He takes his place at the top of the podium after beating Hal Robson Kanu in the final of our Welsh Sport Decade cup competition which was decided by public votes over social media. Thanks to everyone who got involved.

Here's how the whole competition played out…

First Round

MATCH 1
Sam Vokes heading Wales into the Euro 2016 semi-finals VS Hal Robson Kanu putting the football world in a spin with THAT goal in the same game.

Winner: Hal Robson Kanu (83% of the votes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)

MATCH 2
Mark Williams turning back the clock to win the 2018 World Snooker Championships VS Jade Jones kicking her way to Olympic gold at London 2012.

Winner: Mark Williams (67% of the votes)

MATCH 3
Alex Cuthbert's second try in a win over England which clinched the 2013 Six Nations Championship VS Shane Williams' amazing last-gasp try against Scotland in 2010.

Winner: Shane Williams (72% of the votes)

MATCH 4 - Thursday 5 December
Hollie Arnold throwing a new world record to win F46 javelin gold in Rio 2016 VS Sailor Hannah Mills becoming the fifth Welsh woman ever to win Olympic gold at Rio 2016.

Winner: Hollie Arnold (54% of the votes)

MATCH 5 - Friday 6 December
Weightlifter Gareth Evans winning Wales' first gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the patriotic celebrations that followed! VS Aled Davies' mighty throw to win discus gold at London 2012.

Winner: Aled Davies (54% of the votes)

MATCH 6 - Saturday 7 December
Geraint Thomas crossing the line in Paris to become the first ever Welsh winner of the Tour de France in 2018 VS Aaron Ramsey's brilliantly taken second goal in a 2-0 win over Hungary to secure Euro 2020 qualification.

Winner: Geraint Thomas (84% of the votes)

MATCH 7 - Sunday 8 December
400m hurdler Dai Greene storming past the field to win gold at the 2011 World Athletics Championships VS Golfer Jamie Donaldson's sublime chip to clinch the 2014 Ryder Cup for Europe.

Winner: Dai Greene (74% of the votes)

MATCH 8 - Monday 9 December
Gareth Bale scoring an absolute worldie in the 2018 Champions League Final VS Swansea City lifting the League Cup in 2013 - the club's first ever major trophy.

Winner: Gareth Bale (69% of the votes)

Quarter Finals

QUARTER FINAL 1 - Thursday 12 December
Hal Robson Kanu's amazing turn and finish against Belgium at Euro 2016 VS Aled Davies' mighty throw to win discus gold at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Winner: Hal Robson Kanu (68% of the votes)

QUARTER FINAL 2 - Friday 13 December
Gareth Bale scoring an absolute worldie in the 2018 Champions League Final VS Mark Williams turning back the clock to win the 2018 World Snooker Championships.

Winner: Gareth Bale (69% of the votes)

QUARTER FINAL 3 - Saturday 14 December
Geraint Thomas crossing the line in Paris to become the first ever Welsh winner of the Tour de France in 2018 VS 400m hurdler Dai Greene storming past the field to win gold at the 2011 World Athletics Championships.

Winner: Geraint Thomas (87% of the votes)

QUARTER FINAL 4 - Sunday 15 December
Shane Williams' amazing last-gasp try against Scotland in 2010 VS Hollie Arnold throwing a new world record to win F46 javelin gold in Rio 2016.

Winner: Shane Williams (71% of the votes)

SEMI FINAL 1 - Tuesday 17 December
Geraint Thomas crossing the line in Paris to become the first ever Welsh winner of the Tour de France in 2018 VS Gareth Bale scoring an absolute worldie in the 2018 Champions League Final.

Winner: Geraint Thomas (79% of the votes)

SEMI FINAL 2 - Wednesday 18 December
Shane Williams' amazing last-gasp try against Scotland in 2010 VS Hal Robson Kanu's amazing turn and finish against Belgium at Euro 2016. 

Winner: Hal Robson Kanu (55% of the votes)

FINAL - Thursday 19 and Friday 20 December
Geraint Thomas crossing the line in Paris to become the first ever Welsh winner of the Tour de France in 2018 VS Hal Robson Kanu's amazing turn and finish against Belgium at Euro 2016. 

Winner: Geraint Thomas (52% of the votes)

 

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