It could have been very different for Geraint Thomas, the Welshman who stands on the verge of sporting greatness in the Tour de France. His childhood coach said he might not have cycled at all had he not, aged nine, been leaving a Cardiff swimming pool one day 23 years ago. But fortunately for Thomas
BBC Sport Wales follows the story of Celso Fonseca, who spent some of 2017 sleeping rough in Cardiff, as he aims to break three cycling world records. The Portuguese national moved to Wales after being the victim of what he describes as a racially-motivated hate crime. Fonseca suffered from PTSD as a result, but says
Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon has been disqualified from the Tour de France for hitting another rider. Team Fortuneo-Samsic said the 24-year-old had punched their rider Elie Gesbert after 800m of Sunday’s stage, which was won by Astana’s Magnus Cort. Last year, Moscon was suspended by Team Sky for six weeks after racially abusing a rival.
Magnus Cort dominated a three-man sprint finish to win stage 15 of the Tour de France as Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas retained the overall lead. Denmark’s Cort was in a leading group with Bauke Mollema and Ion Izagirre for the run-in on the 181.5km stage. He was the strongest sprinter of the trio, and proved
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he has discovered “very sinister” details about the ‘jiffy-bag’ scandal and the leak of his medical records and would “love it to all come out”. Two investigations failed to prove the contents of a medical package delivered for Wiggins at a race in 2011. The 2012 Tour de France winner’s therapeutic
Spaniard Omar Fraile won stage 14 of the Tour de France in a dramatic finish as Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas retained the leader’s yellow jersey. Jasper Stuyven attacked alone with 35km to go but was caught and passed by Fraile inside the last 3km on the brutal final climb in Mende. Fraile took the summit
World champion Peter Sagan surged late to secure his third victory of the 2018 Tour de France in a bunch sprint finish on stage 13. Sagan, who also won stages two and five, kicked from deep to edge out Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Demare on the line in Valence. The Slovak also extended his already-dominant
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Geraint Thomas won a dramatic five-man sprint finish to secure back-to-back stage wins at the Tour de France and extend his lead in the yellow jersey. The Welshman put in a late surge to beat rivals including Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin after a gruelling climb up Alpe d’Huez. Froome attacked from
British Cycling has named 13 Olympic medallists in their team for August’s European Championships in Glasgow. The squad includes Geraint Thomas, who is currently riding in the Tour de France, and husband and wife duo Jason and Laura Kenny. Competition will be held across four disciplines including track, mountain biking, BMX and road and time
Britain’s Geraint Thomas became the Tour de France’s overall leader with an impressive victory on stage 11. Team Sky rider Thomas attacked with six kilometres left on a frenetic final climb up La Rosiere, to finish 20 seconds ahead of team-mate Chris Froome and second-placed Tom Dumoulin. Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet, who had led since
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed an impressive victory on the 10th stage of the Tour de France. An emotional Alaphilippe took the first Tour stage win of his career ahead of Spain’s Jon Izaguirre Insausti. Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet finished fourth to extend his overall lead. Briton Geraint Thomas is now two minutes behind in the
Annemiek van Vleuten overhauled fellow Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen in the last 25m to defend her La Course title in a stunning finale. Van Vleuten looked beaten when Olympic champion Van der Breggen pulled away on the final climb up Col de la Colombiere and extended her lead on the descent. But she
Britain’s Lizzie Deignan will join the new Trek Factory Racing team when she returns to racing next season. The 29-year-old former world champion is not competing this season as she is expecting her first child in September. She was announced as the headline signing for the new UCI women’s WorldTour team at its launch on
Geraint Thomas says defending champion Chris Froome is “keen” for the Welshman to try for the yellow jersey when the Tour de France enters the mountains. Former team-mate and 2012 winner Sir Bradley Wiggins says Team Sky would have a problem to deal with if second-placed Thomas continued to be ahead of four-time champion Froome.
Why is there no women’s Tour de France? Simply business or “blatant sexism”, as former cyclist Kathryn Bertine claims? And will there be one any time soon? On Tuesday, before the men’s Tour resumes with stage 10, the world’s top female riders will race in La Course. It will only run as a single mountain
Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten secured her first Giro Rosa title with victory in the final stage. It was the third stage win and second in two days for the Mitchelton-Scott rider in the 10-stage race, the women’s equivalent of the Giro d’Italia. The 35-year-old attacked with 5km of the 120km route to go, taking the
John Degenkolb won a dramatic ninth stage of the Tour de France that saw Richie Porte abandon and Greg van Avermaet extend his overall lead in a chaotic race across the cobbles. Four-time winner Chris Froome crashed but recovered to finish with the other main general classification contenders. Porte was forced out of the race