Geraint Thomas crowned 2018 Tour de France winner!

6th August 2018
Congratulations Geraint Thomas Banner

Having completed 3,349 kilometres (2081 miles) over the 23 days of Tour de France, Geraint Thomas has brought home the famous yellow jersey to Wales!

The Welshman from Cardiff, who completed his first Tour de France in 2007, began his cycling journey in 1995 with the city’s own Maindy Flyers. It wasn’t long before his coaches identified the potential in him to go further.

Leading up to his success in this year’s Tour de France, Geraint Thomas has gone from strength to strength with the support of family, friends and fellow cyclists.

Geraint the Dragon

Niche’s rooftop mascot #BrynTheM4Dragon now dons a yellow jersey as a tribute to the success of Geraint Thomas alongside our newest banner of congratulations.

Plans are in place in Cardiff to welcome Geraint Thomas home and recognise the auspicious accolade of becoming the first person from Wales to win La Grande Boucle.

Homecoming Celebrations

Celebrations will be underway on Thursday afternoon to welcome Geraint Thomas home to Cardiff, with thousands of people expected to line the streets. You can follow the live stream on BBC One from 4.15pm.

  • At 4.30pm, Geraint will receive formal congratulations from First Minister Carwyn Jones outside The Senedd.
  • At 5pm, Geraint will make his way to Cardiff Castle, cycling up St Mary Street.
  • At 5.30pm, he will take the stage with a speech to the crowd.

Llongyfarchiadau, Geraint!

Back to News