Congratulations to Geraint Thomas on becoming the first Welshman, and 3rd Briton (1st born in the UK) to win the Tour de France.
His journey has become very well known since winning the World's most prestigious cycling event, from Whitchurch High School and Maindy Flyers Cycling club to a reliable Domestique, Sprinter and Mountain climber, his success has help raise the profile of cycling in the UK and helped put Wales on the map.
Max Boyce even re-wrote the words to "Hymns and Arias", newly titled "The boy who climbed a mountain" in honour of G's achievements...
There's a pillar box in Cardiff, where the mayor has arranged
To buy some tins of yellow paint, and have the colour changed
And down in Cardiff city hall, I've heard the council say
We'll change the name of the Severn Bridge, to the Geraint Thomas Way
Now Whitchurch High are justly proud, and they love to tell the tale
How he carved his name in the wood of a desk, like Warburton and Bale
And where his yellow jersey hangs, beside the wooden beams
This boy who climbed a mountain, and dared to chase his dreams
But there were some who doubted, 'he doesn't stand a chance'
There's never been a Welshman, who has won the Tour de France
But he's more then just a domestique, I've known it all along
The boy deserves a knighthood and his bike deserves a gong
Courtesy of... BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45068810
It was a pleasure to see him raise the Welsh flag when presented as the winner of the Tour at the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday 29th July 2018, and long may his successful cycling career continue.
Here are a few comemorative illustrations from such a fantastic occasion....