Geraint Thomas - Cycling
Name: Geraint Thomas
Born: Cardiff, Wales
School(s): Whitchurch High School
Club(s): Maindy Flyers, Cycling Club Cardiff Cardiff JIF
Event: Time Trial & Men's road race
Olympic Experience: Beijing 2008 (Gold) London 2012 (Gold) Rio 2016 (9th & 11th)
Medals: Olympics (Gold 2008 and 2012), Commonwealth Games (Gold 2014, Bronze 2006 and 2014), Track World Championships (Gold x 3 and Silver x 2), Road World Championships (Bronze 2013)
Other Honours: Tour de France Winner 2018, OBE, BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Geraint has become a household name, not only in Wales, but across the UK. He was already a double Olympic gold winning cyclist before clinching the coveted Yellow Jersey at the Tour de France in 2018. G didn’t taste the same success at Rio 2016 so will be hoping to return to winning ways at Tokyo 2020.
In the same year, his incredible efforts in the French mountains got him recognition across the UK when he was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, joining fellow Welshmen Ryan Giggs, Joe Calzaghe, David Broome and Dai Rees as winners of the award.
What club did Geraint start cycling at?
Just like his Team GB teammate Elinor Barker, Geraint started cycling with Maindy Flyers. As a 9 year old, G would watch the cyclists from over a fence.
One thing you didn’t know about Geraint Thomas
This may not be one thing you didn’t know as it’s been well reported. But, Geraint Thomas was at the same school as Wales Football captain Gareth Bale and former Wales Rugby and Lions captain, Sam Warburton.
What dates will Geraint be competing at Tokyo 2020?
Saturday July 24 - Road Race (03:00 BST) Time Trial (06:00)