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Riders Profile: Geraint Thomas

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46 Interviews

“Voy en la buena dirección”

Mundo Deportivo, Oier Erkizia, 11 April 2019
Posted by: Tim Booth

La preparación del asalto a su segundo Tour ha traído por vez primera a Geraint Thomas a Euskadi. Detrás de un corredor fino y un escalador implacable encontramos una persona agradable y relajada, que esboza una sonrisa con varias de las preguntas que se le lanzan.

"Si Froome y yo somos honestos no tendremos líos"

As.com, J.A.Ezquerro, 8 February 2019
Posted by: Tim Booth

El actual ganador del Tour disputa su primera carrera de 2019 en Valencia, donde atendió a As. Este año tendrá el mismo reto que Froome: el amarillo.

“The Tour According to G”

Velonews, Spencer Powlison, 7 February 2019
Posted by: Tim Booth

In his new book, “The Tour According to G,” published this week in the U.S., Geraint Thomas does not shy away from the controversial, juicy backstory of the race which he was not expected to win.

"I still had some good nights out"

Buzz Magazine, Carl Marsh, 5 December 2018
Posted by: Tim Booth

Buzz’s Carl Marsh shoots the breeze with 2018’s Tour De France supremo and newly crowned Welsh Sports Personality Of The Year.

'It's really good to have made it to the top'

Deutsche Welle, Joscha Weber, 24 August 2018
Posted by: Tim Booth

For years, 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas toiled in the obscurity of being a domestique to Sky teammate Chris Froome. The Welsh rider spoke to DW about his development as a rider and his newfound fame.

Hopes to be Sky’s co-leader at 2017 Italian Grand Tour

road.cc, Simon MacMichael, 19 December 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

Geraint Thomas has told road.cc that he hopes to spearhead Team Sky’s challenge at May’s Giro d’Italia alongside Mikel Landa, in what would be the first time the Welshman will have taken a leadership role in a Grand Tour.

I've got to take a risk with my race programme

CyclingNews, Daniel Benson, 7 December 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

After several years of riding the Tour de France in the service of others, Geraint Thomas is ready to embark on the next phase of his career, with the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana both viable options in 2017.

I want to make the most of the best years of my career

Cycling Weekly, Sophie Smith, 22 March 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

With victory at Paris-Nice, and growing confidence and ambition, Team Sky's Geraint Thomas looks like a genuine Grand Tour contender.

C'est la plus belle

L'Equipe, Philippe Le Gars, 13 March 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

Même s'il admettait avoir douté face aux attaques d'Alberto Contador, le Britannique Geraint Thomas (Sky) savourait sa victoire sur Paris-Nice, ce dimanche, comme celle qui confirme ses nouvelles ambitions sur les courses à étapes.

Adjusting to life as a GC rider (2)

Ride, Rob Arnold, 23 February 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

In the second part of our interview with ‘G’, we talk about the trappings of fame, why he believes it’s possible to be a relaxed ‘GC Guy’, if he can challenge for a Tour de France title himself, and what would have been of Geraint Thomas had he not been a pro cyclist…

I want to 'go full gas' in the Tour de France

CyclingNews, Rupert Guinness, 25 January 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

Thomas, who is undergoing his transition into a grand tour rider – with his eye firmly on discovering his potential in the Tour de France – played a crucial role in helping Henao, especially on Saturday’s fifth stage to Willunga Hill where Henao placed second behind Porte.

More isn’t always better. (1)

Ride, Rob Arnold, 21 January 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

Geraint Thomas has achieved a lot as a cyclist already but he believes there’s a lot more yet to come. After the London Olympics, RIDE spoke to him about his accomplishments as a track cyclists and what he expects will come next.

The Olympic gold-winning cyclist on doping, learning Welsh, and craving curries

Independent, Adam Jacques, 6 November 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Thomas is a double Olympic gold-winning Welsh track and road cyclist. He will be competing for Team Sky at the Revolution Series in London on 14 November (cyclingrevolution.com)

I definitely believe I can win the Tour de France one day

The Guardian, Donald Mcrae, 27 October 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Geraint Thomas wore a giant dragon onesie at Bristol airport on the day he began to realise his life had changed. Such an outfit is not that outlandish for a man as humorous as the Welsh cyclist and it is also obvious that two milestones occurred this month to underpin Thomas’s conviction that he has just entered a new stage of his life.

Geraint Thomas interview

Cyclist, Mark Bailey|, 4 June 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Double Olympic track champ Geraint Thomas tells us about swapping Wales for Monaco and the importance of pizza.

Ready for leadership in Flanders

Ride, Rob Arnold, 1 April 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Last Friday the 28-year-old Welshman, Geraint Thomas, raced into the lead of the Belgian WorldTour race E3 Harelbeke. With four kilometres to go, he launched an attack that would ultimately net him a win in one of cycling’s Classics.

Geraint Thomas

Rouleur, Ian Cleverly, 19 February 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

The day a 24-year-old from Cardiff gatecrashed the party of the sport's superstars for the first time.

I had goosebumps on Holme Moss

Road Cycling UK, Colin Henrys, 3 July 2014
Posted by: Bitossi

Geraint Thomas said he had goosebumps while climbing Holme Moss on stage two of the Tour de France and called the Yorkshire crowds “unbelievable” as the race moves south after two days in the county.

Thomas set for season opener

Team Sky, Team Sky, 15 January 2014
Posted by: DZI

This year marks the fourth time in as many years that the Welshman has kicked off his season in Australia. 2013 saw ‘G’ take a tilt at the ochre jersey, breaking clear on Corkscrew Hill and bringing home a classy solo win into Rostrevor.

Ask Geraint Thomas to sum up his season to date and the Team Sky rider is quick off the mark.

Road Cycling UK, George Scott, 13 August 2013
Posted by: Bitossi

“Frustrating,” Thomas, an ambassador for the Etape Cymru sportive on Sunday September 8, tells RoadCyclingUK – and it’s a word which is repeated several times through the course of our interview. “I’m not superstitious but 2013 hasn’t been good for me.”


Team Sky, Team Sky, 15 March 2013
Posted by: Jacco

Geraint Thomas is looking to continue his early-season momentum as he prepares for Milan-San Remo. Now fully focused on the road again after achieving his Olympic gold medal ambitions for a second time last summer on the track, the Welshman has begun the year in great form, taking a stage win at the Tour Down Under on only his third race day of the year before going on to finish third overall.

Geraint Thomas right on track in his pursuit of Games glory in blue riband event

Telegraph.co.uk, Brendan Gallagher, 15 February 2012
Posted by: McK

As Britain’s Geraint Thomas graphically puts it: “Don’t go searching for the pain, it will find you.” Britain will be defending champions at the Olympics and the squad will find out how they are matching up to their rivals at the Samsung World Cup in the London Velodrome this weekend, with qualifying beginning on Thursday night.

"I’d love to ride for the GC one day"

cyclingtribe.com, 6 August 2011
Posted by: lucybears

Geraint Thomas would like to challenge for the overall Tour de France title at some stage but for now London 2012, and the defence of the team pursuit title on the track, is his main priority.

'You just can't imagine how big London 2012 is going to be'

bikebiz.com, Jonathon Harker , 1 August 2011
Posted by: lucybears

Wearing the white jersey and riding in Team Sky for its first TdF stage win, Olympian Geraint Thomas MBE is riding high. BikeBiz spoke to the Welsh star mid-tour…

(Tour de France 2011)

"He's from Essex originally so that explains a lot"

Telegraph Sport, John MacLeary, 30 June 2011
Posted by: lucybears

Geraint Thomas, 25, will ride his third Tour de France this year. The Welshman made his Tour debut in London 2007 with his former team Barloworld, finishing 140th. Three years later Thomas wore the white jersey as he headed the young rider classification in the opening week.

(Tour de France 2011)

part II: Looking forward to the Tour

velonation.com, Ben Atkins, 10 June 2011
Posted by: lucybears

Sky’s Geraint Thomas talks about his hopes, and the team’s goals, in the upcoming Tour de France. In last year’s race he finished second on the stage across the cobbles of northern France, and spent four days in the best young rider’s jersey.

part I: Good morale at the Dauphiné

velonation.com, Ben Atkins, 10 June 2011
Posted by: lucybears

British champion Geraint Thomas is racing the Critérium du Dauphiné, finishing in seventh place in the stage three time trial. His teammate Bradley Wiggins took second in the stage though, and now leads the race; we caught up with Thomas on the evening afterwards.

"a long hot day on the front!"

pezcyclingnews.com, Edmond Hood, 6 June 2011
Posted by: lucybears

With stage wins for ‘Eddy’ Boasson Hagen and Bradley Wiggins, the Bayern Rundfahrt would have been a success for Team Sky by any measure; but as well as the two stage wins their ever improving track and road star, Geraint Thomas grabbed the overall win.

Gaining strength with Sky Procycling

velonation.com, Ed Hood, 30 March 2011
Posted by: lucybears

It’s arguable that but for two results, Team Sky’s arrival in the Pro Tour peloton in 2010 could have been classed as a poor one. The first was Juan Antonio Flecha’s beautiful victory in Het Nieuwsblad, while the other was Welshman Geraint Thomas’s inspired ride in the Tour de France.

"Tirer de chacun de nous, 100% de notre potentiel"

cyclismactu.net, Alexandre Mignot, 8 December 2010
Posted by: lucybears

Geraint Thomas, 24 ans et membre de l'équipe Sky a achevé cette année, la meilleure saison de sa jeune carrière. Année où il s'est révélé aux yeux du grand public, notamment de par ses performances lors du Tour de France.

Chatting up Team Sky's Geraint Thomas at the IG Markets Square Mile Challenge Event on 2010 and 11...

Daily Peloton, Nick Bull, 26 November 2010
Posted by: Bitossi

As he sits down, Geraint Thomas looks a relieved man. “Russel’s just been beaten. That takes the pressure off me,” he happily admits.

"This year was all about just racing everything, giving as best I could."

pezcyclingnews.com, Gordan Cameron, 5 November 2010
Posted by: lucybears

Geraint Thomas has been racing at the elite level on both road and track for a long time already, but he’s still only 24. After world records and Olympic gold medals in Beijing this season has been a big step up for the Welshman with a string of top performances.

"coming from Wales, I'm not used to the heat"

pezcyclingnews.com, Edmond Hood, 19 June 2010
Posted by: lucybears

He's won the junior Paris - Roubaix, a world junior track title, broken the world four kilometre pursuit record and is part of the fastest team pursuit squad in history, winning World and Olympic titles. He's ridden the Giro and the Tour - and he's still only 24.

"I have had a great season"

teambarloworld.com, 7 September 2008
Posted by: lucybears

After winning a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics' track event, Geraint Thomas is back on the road and focused on the rest of the season. He loves the track but feels confident he can also become a good rider in the Belgian classic races.

"Davvero una grande stagione"

teambarloworld.com, 7 September 2008
Posted by: lucybears

Dopo l'oro alle Olimpiadi di Pechino nell'inseguimento a squadre su pista, Geraint Thomas è già concentrato sulla strada e sulle gare di fine stagione. Ama la pista ma conta di diventare presto un buon corridore anche per le classiche del Belgio.

“We went out there wanting to rip their legs off”

britishcycling.org.uk, Larry Hickmott, 4 September 2008
Posted by: lucybears

With victories as a junior in the World Track Championships and classics such as Paris-Roubaix, Cardiff’s Geraint Thomas has always had a great record on both track and road. Now, the Barloworld and Great Britain rider is an Olympic champion on the track and World Record holder.

"we just kept riding the wave"

pezcyclingnews.com, Edmond Hood, 30 August 2008
Posted by: lucybears

When was the last time your computer read 63.5 kph? Down a hill? behind a bus? on the rollers? If you want to win the Olympic team pursuit title, that's the speed you need to sit at - but it's "only" a 61.7 kph average from the standing start!

(Giro d'Italia 2008)

On Tour with Thomas

bbc.co.uk, 21 May 2008
Posted by: lucybears

World track cycling champion Geraint Thomas is currently racing in the Giro d'Italia as part of his preparations for the Olympic Games in August. Thomas, who last year became the first Welshman in 40 years to finish the Tour de France, will compete in the team pursuit in Beijing.

"I didn’t expect to get this far"

pezcyclingnews.com, Edmond Hood, 4 August 2007
Posted by: lucybears

It’s only three years since Geraint Thomas won the world junior track scratch race championships, now at 21, he’s the youngest rider in the Tour de France. We caught-up with him after stage 17, Pau to Castelsarrasin with the Alps and Pyrenees behind him.

"It was just awesome"

britishcycling.org.uk, Larry Hickmott, 1 August 2007
Posted by: lucybears

A familiar face on TV during the Tour de France was Geraint Thomas from Cardiff. Racing for the Barloworld professional racing team, Geraint was the youngest rider in the Tour de France and made it all the way to Paris which was a huge achievement for the former Cardiff JIF rider.

No doubting Thomas

cyclingnews.com, Gerry McManus, 4 July 2007
Posted by: lucybears

Geraint Thomas is the youngest rider in the Tour De France this year, but the 21-year-old Barloworld rider already has a palmares that many would be proud of. There's no doubting the talent and ability of the current World Team Pursuit Champion.

"I was dreaming this moment since I was a child"

teambarloworld.com, 25 June 2007
Posted by: lucybears

Wales's Geraint Thomas, 2004 World Junior Track Champion, is celebrating a "dream come true" with his ride in next month's Tour de France confirmed. It will be the first time a Welshman has ridden in the world's greatest cycling race since Colin Lewis rode in the Tour for Raleigh back in the 1960s.

"Sognavo questo momento fin da bambino"

teambarloworld.com, 25 June 2007
Posted by: lucybears

Geraint Thomas, del Galles il campione minore 2004 della pista del mondo, sta celebrando "un sogno viene allineare" con il suo gironel giro il de Francia del mese prossimo confermato. Sarà la primavolta un welshman ha guidato nella corsa ciclante più grande del mondo da quando Colin Lewis ha guidato nel giro per Raleigh indietro negli anni 60.

"I’m cruising at 130 revs.”

britishcycling.org.uk, Larry Hickmott, 24 March 2007
Posted by: lucybears

The Cardiff rider who races for pro team Barloworld, already has a World Championship Silver medal in his collection from 2006 but he knows it will not be easy this year to get that much sought after place in the foursome for the Team Pursuit.

"I'm not afraid"

teambarloworld.com, 27 February 2007
Posted by: lucybears

Young British rider Geraint Thomas begins his first season as a professional by mixing his time between the road and the track. Riding professionally for the Pro-Continental Barloworld team, he took a silver medal at the Manchester round of the UCI's track world cup over the weekend.

"Mai avere paura"

teambarloworld.com, 27 February 2007
Posted by: lucybears

Coppa del Mondo su pista: argento per Geraint Thomas. Sabato scorso, nel velodromo di Manchester, il giovane astro gallese del Team Barloworld, Geraint Thomas, ha conquistato la medaglia d'argento nell'americana.

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