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Historic Overview Geraint Thomas

Rider

Overall Rank60
NameGeraint THOMAS
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth25-May-1986 - Cardiff (Cardiff)
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Biography

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Howell Thomas, (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡɛraint]; born 25 May 1986) is a Welsh professional racing cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers, Wales and Great Britain. He is one of the few riders in the modern era to achieve significant elite success as both a track and road rider, with notable victories in the velodrome, in one-day racing and in stage racing. On the track, he has won three World Championships (2007, 2008, and 2012), and two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012), while on the road he won the 2018 Tour de France becoming the first Welshman and third British rider to win it.

His early successes were in track cycling, in which he was a specialist in the team pursuit. He won three World Championships and was Olympic gold medallist twice, in 2008 and 2012. Thomas had an early win on the road at the 2004 Paris–Roubaix Juniors and later had a senior victory at the 2010 British National Road Race Championships. Leaving track cycling to focus solely on the road, he subsequently found success in both one-day/classic races such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games road race and the 2015 E3 Harelbeke, and in one week stage races, most notably at the 2016 Paris–Nice, the 2017 Tour of the Alps, the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné, the 2021 Tour de Romandie and the 2022 Tour de Suisse.

In cycling's grand tours, Thomas was initially a lead domestique to Chris Froome in his victories. He won the first stage of the 2017 Tour de France, an individual time trial, to become the first Welshman to wear the Tour's yellow jersey. He later crashed in that race, as well as in the 2017 Giro d'Italia. Thomas became the first Welsh person to win the Tour de France when he won the race in 2018. He gained the yellow jersey by winning stage 11, extended his lead by winning stage 12, and retained the lead for the remainder of the race. In the same year he won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, becoming the first Welshman to win the award since Ryan Giggs in 2009. In 2019, he confirmed his Grand Tour pedigree when he reached the podium again, having finished runner-up in the Tour de France behind Team Ineos teammate Egan Bernal. In 2022, Thomas became the first Welshman to win the Tour de Suisse and later that year recorded another podium finish at the Tour de France, placing third. A fourth grand tour podium, and a first outside of the Tour de France, was won in 2023 as Thomas took second place in the Giro d'Italia, losing the race lead to Primož Roglič on the penultimate day.

Notable for his all-round ability and adaptability rather than mastery of one specialism, Thomas has been competitive in individual time-trials, on the cobbles, in the Spring classics and in the mountains of Grand Tours, where he was the first rider in the history of the Tour de France to win at Alpe d'Huez while in yellow.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Bayern Rundfahrt 2011, 2014
Dauphiné Libéré 2018
Giro del Trentino/Tour of the Alps 2017
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 2015
Paris - Nice 2016
Tour de France 2018
Tour de Romandie 2021
Tour de Suisse 2022
Volta ao Algarve 2015, 2016
Bayern Rundfahrt - stages 2014 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2021 (1)
Giro del Trentino/Tour of the Alps - stages 2017 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2017 (1)
Tour de France - stages 2017 (1), 2018 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2012 (1)
Tour Down Under - stages 2013 (1)
Volta ao Algarve - stages 2015 (1), 2018 (1)
More results

Seasons

Geraint Thomas - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 2005 Team Wiesenhof 11 1402
2. 2006 Saunier Duval - Prodir 0 3830
3. 2007 Barloworld 81 583
4. 2008 Barloworld 135 456
5. 2009 Barloworld 35 806
6. 2010 Sky Professional Cycling Team 538 110
7. 2011 Sky Procycling 616 105
8. 2012 Sky Procycling 380 208
9. 2013 Sky Procycling 944 54
10. 2014 Team Sky 1336 32
11. 2015 Team Sky 1814 14
12. 2016 Team Sky 1637 12
13. 2017 Team Sky 1617 23
14. 2018 Team Sky 3958 2
15. 2019 Team Ineos 2216 11
16. 2020 Ineos Grenadiers 611 72
17. 2021 Ineos Grenadiers 1198 32
18. 2022 Ineos Grenadiers 1525 21
19. 2023 Ineos Grenadiers 1242 35
20. 2024 Ineos Grenadiers 766 29
Overall: 20660 60