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Thomas Crowned Sports Personality of the Year and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss?

Thomas tops a prestigious poll

The Tour de France winner was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 32-year-old became the first-ever Welshman to win the Grand Boucle and bested the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Harry Kane.

“I feel really lucky to have come into cycling when I did. I was just going down the leisure centre for a swim and ended up riding my bike. It’s insane, now I’m stood here. I’ve always thought I’m just focused on myself and people want me to win, but you realise that what we do does inspire people back home,” Thomas said after winning the public vote.

“To see people of all abilities and ages riding their bikes and living a healthy lifestyle, you can take as much pride in that as winning something like this. I take great pride in representing Britain and Wales when I’m racing abroad. It’s been an amazing year for British sport and long may it continue.”

What a windbreaker!


Impressive run!