GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised April 2015
 

Geraint Thomas MBE

Endurance Track and Road
Current Team: Team Sky
DOB: 25.05.1986 | From: Cardiff | Based: Cardiff / Quarrata, Italy

 

Geraint Thomas is one of Great Britain’s most talented endurance riders, having picked up numerous medals as part of the team pursuit squad. 2008 was a particularly successful year for Geraint and his fellow team pursuiters as they retained their crown as world champions and also took Olympic gold, smashing the world record twice in the process. Geraint’s gold medal achievement was recognised with an MBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours list. In the London 2012 Olympics, Geraint successfully defended his Olympic team pursuit title with Ed Clancy, Steve Burke and Peter Kennaugh breaking the world record in the process.

Geraint also has an established reputation on the road. As a young rider, he demonstrated his potential by winning the junior Paris-Roubaix in 2004, and in 2007 he successfully completed the Tour de France on his first attempt. In 2010, Geraint signed with British based Team Sky where he started his second Tour de France, this time wearing the British national champion’s jersey. Geraint had a fantastic Tour with several top-ten stage finishes and wearing the prestigious young rider’s white jersey from Stages 3 – 7.

Geraint performed consistently on the road throughout the 2011 season, culminating in the UCI Road World Championships where he worked tirelessly with the team to lead Mark Cavendish to victory.

Geraint committed himself fully to the road following on from the 2012 Olympic Games, and was an integral part of Team Sky’s second victory of the Tour de France with Chris Froome in 2013. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Geraint won the men's road race competing for Wales.

In 2015, Geraint Thomas became the first Briton to win the prestigious E3 Harelbeke in Belgium, racing for Team Sky.

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Geraint Thomas MBE: Selected Career Highlights to Date

2015

E3 Harelbeke 1st overall

Gent Wevelgem 3rd overall


2014

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Gold - Road race

 

Bayern Rundfahrt 1st overall, 1st stage 4 (ITT)

 

2013

Tour Down Under 3rd overall, 1st sprints classification, 1st stage 2

 

2012

Olympic Games, London (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold - Team pursuit

Silve - Madison

 

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Silver - Team Pursuit

 

Tour de Romandie, 1st Prologue

Giro d'Italia, 2nd Stage 1 TT, 2nd Stage 21 TT

 

2011

Bayern Rundfahrt 1st Overall, 2nd, Stage 3

Dwaars door Vlaanderen 2nd Overall

 

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Gold -Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

Silver - Individual pursuit


2010

Tour of Qatar 1st – Team Time Trial

Tour de France 2nd – Stage 3, White Jersey – Stage 3-7

 

2009

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

Gold - Individual pursuit

 

2008

Olympic Games, Beijing (China)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Team pursuit

 

2007

UCI Track World Championships, Majorca

Gold - Team pursuit

 

2006

World Track Championships, Bordeaux (France)

Silver - Team Pursuit

 

Commonwealth Games, Melbourne (Australia)

Bronze - Points Race (Wales)

 

2004

Junior World Track Championships, Los Angeles (USA)

Gold - Scratch Race