49 Facts About Geraint Thomas

1. Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas believes recent comments by Bradley Wiggins about Lance Armstrong.

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2. Geraint Thomas has dismissed recent comments by Bradley Wiggins and Lance Armstrong.

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3. Geraint Thomas makes 11-year-old's dreams come true at book signing.

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4. In July Geraint Thomas entered the 2018 Tour de France as 'joint leader' of Team Sky with Chris Froome.

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5. Geraint Thomas crashed during the opening prologue and finished over 20 seconds down on Kwiatkowski, who won the stage.

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6. Geraint Thomas crashed out of the race on a descent on Stage 9 whilst placed second overall and suffered a broken collarbone.

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7. Geraint Thomas reported his shoulder "popped out" during the crash, but he remounted to complete the stage, dropping to 17th in the standings, five minutes and 14 seconds behind Nairo Quintana.

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8. Geraint Thomas began the Giro d'Italia strongly, finishing third on stage 4 to Mount Etna to sit second overall for the rest of the first week.

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9. Geraint Thomas won the third stage of the race, taking the leader's fuchsia jersey as a result, and ultimately won by seven seconds ahead of Thibaut Pinot.

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10. In April 2017, Geraint Thomas became the first British rider to win the Tour of the Alps.

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11. In January 2017, Team Sky announced that Geraint Thomas would share leadership with Mikel Landa at the Giro d'Italia.

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12. Geraint Thomas received a late entry for the Olympic time trial and finished 9th.

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13. Geraint Thomas finished 15th overall for the second year in succession.

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14. In July 2016 Geraint Thomas was part of the Team Sky squad at the Tour de France that aided Chris Froome in securing his third Tour de France overall win.

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15. In May 2016, it was reported that Geraint Thomas had signed a two-year contract extension keeping him at Sky until the end of 2018 season.

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16. Geraint Thomas crossed the finish line in Nice 11 seconds after Contador to win the race by 4 seconds.

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17. In February 2016, Geraint Thomas retained his Volta ao Algarve title, after placing fifth on the decisive fifth stage behind Alberto Contador.

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18. At the Tour de France Geraint Thomas played a support role for Chris Froome, helping him navigate a first week featuring crosswinds, hill top finishes, cobblestones and a team time trial.

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19. Geraint Thomas placed fifth in the concluding time trial on stage 9, missing out on overall victory by a gap of five seconds to Simon Spilak.

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20. Geraint Thomas was the only Briton to finish the race, placing 22nd overall, his best ever result in the Tour de France.

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21. Geraint Thomas secured a hard-fought seventh position in Paris–Roubaix, finishing as part of a group twenty seconds behind solo winner Niki Terpstra having been active in an earlier break with Tom Boonen.

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22. Geraint Thomas recovered to take his good form into the Classics season, finishing third in E3 Harelbeke.

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23. Geraint Thomas was given a leadership role in Sky's Classics campaign.

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24. Geraint Thomas held the race lead until the penultimate stage, where he cracked on Old Willunga Hill and dropped to fifth overall.

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25. Geraint Thomas began the 2013 season at the Tour Down Under.

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26. Geraint Thomas was selected for the team pursuit team for the Olympics, along with Steven Burke, Ed Clancy and Peter Kennaugh.

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27. Geraint Thomas finished second to Marco Pinotti in the final stage time trial in Milan.

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28. Geraint Thomas acted as lead out man to Mark Cavendish in the race, helping him to three stage victories.

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29. Geraint Thomas finished second behind Taylor Phinney in the opening time trial of the Giro d'Italia.

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30. Geraint Thomas focused on track cycling for the 2012 season, competing at the Summer Olympics in London.

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31. Geraint Thomas had a successful Tour of Britain, winning the points classification, having been highly placed in the overall standings before a crash.

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32. Geraint Thomas signed a new three-year contract with Sky after stage 16.

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33. Geraint Thomas lost the white jersey to Robert Gesink on stage 7, as team leader Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the Tour, and the remaining Sky riders lost time after waiting for him.

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34. At the Tour de France, Geraint Thomas finished sixth on the opening stage to take the white jersey.

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35. Geraint Thomas finished 67th overall in the Tour, and ninth in the young rider classification.

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36. Geraint Thomas began 2010 as part of the team time trial winning team for Sky at the Tour of Qatar.

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37. Geraint Thomas was runner-up to Ryan Giggs in the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award in 2009; the winners were announced on 8 December.

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38. Geraint Thomas suffered a bad start to his 2009 season when he broke his pelvis and fractured his nose in a fall; he crashed into a safety barrier having misjudged a turn in the time trial stage of the Tirreno–Adriatico in Macerata, Italy.

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39. Geraint Thomas made his Tour de France debut at the 2007 race as the youngest rider in the race as Barloworld picked up one of the three wildcard spots allocated for the race.

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40. Geraint Thomas prevailed in the Alps for the second straight day, streaking past the field in the final kilometer.

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41. Geraint Thomas came even closer to winning the 2018 Tour de France on Wednesday, finishing third on Stage 17 and extending his lead in the overall classification by nearly 20 seconds.

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42. Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has revealed how Chris Froome remained Team Sky's favoured rider deep into the Tour de France.

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43. Geraint Thomas has revealed his frustration at the Tour de France after Team Sky continued to back Chris Froome despite Thomas' advantage.

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44. Geraint Thomas has spoken of his wish for newly-crowned men's world race champion Mark Cavendish to join him at Team Sky in 2012.

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45. Geraint Thomas reveals power struggle with Chris Froome at Tour de France.

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46. Geraint Thomas has gifted a signed yellow jersey from the Tour de France to All Blacks legend Dan Carter.

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47. Geraint Thomas reveals tensions with Team Sky over Chris Froome favouritism at Tour de France.

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48. Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas admits to frustrations with Team Sky's preference of Chris Froome.

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49. Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has spoken of the frustration he felt at times during the summer's race when Team Sky appeared to favour Chris Froome.

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