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!
— Conor Dunne (@conordunnealot) December 10, 2018
Pro is not a constant state. Every year it must be relearned. Every day it must be reinforced. Every second it may disappear. pic.twitter.com/LrpwjPcGCk
— Alex Howes (@alex_howes) December 10, 2018
— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) December 11, 2018
Occasionally people ask me what my plan is post cycling. Of course my answer is that I’m going to make a living off a Kim Kardashian “selfie” style book, but of @_katiearchibald doing weird stuff. Here she is at a pre London World Cup training session, brushing her teeth: pic.twitter.com/uLTPjj6GwA
— Elinor Barker (@elinorbarker) December 11, 2018