Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas ready to head back to his home town
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Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas ready to head back to his home town

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After last Sunday’s win of Tour de France in Paris, life for the Team Sky’s rider has been anything but normal. Geraint Thomas won this season’s Tour de France proudly wearing the yellow jersey for most of the Tour’s second part.

 

According to him, life after the major victory has been completely “insane”. Thomas, 32, who lives in Monaco, will now have to get used to being called the king and no more the kingmaker after helping Froome win the Tour crown four times in total. Many believe he is now the biggest and most favorite sportsman in Wales, according to his teammate Bradley Wiggins.

 

“He’ll feel the same inside but people’s perception of him will change,” Wiggins told Eurosport.

 

“Everything will be different from now on. He won’t be able to walk down the street in Wales now without people coming up to him. I think he may now be Wales’s biggest sports star.”

 

Getting too much attention

 

 

It seems Thomas is still unused to the attention he is getting by the media and people on the streets, and it was only after he read the news and opened the newspapers when he first saw how big his victory news had become.

 

“One thing stands out is putting on Instagram a picture of myself and my wife Sara eating Welsh cake in bed after the party on Sunday (Jul 29) and the next thing it is on the front page of a paper, that is a bit crazy already,” he said.

 

The future might bring more great things for Thomas since he is already second favourite behind Harry Kane to win the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year prize which will be made public in December.

 

Wow!!! Unreal, I have no words

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