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Geraint Thomas

Full name: Geraint Howell Thomas
Nickname(s): G-Man
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: May 25, 1986 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Great Britain
Affiliations: Team Barloworld, (GBR) / Sky ProCycling, Manchester (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Although he had won numerous championships at the junior level previously, it was in 2004 that Geraint Thomas first captured the headlines when, in the space of a few months, he captured the scratch race title at the World Junior Track Championships and the junior version of the classic Paris-Roubaix road race. A serious training crash at the start of 2005 necessitated the removal of his spleen and ruined his year but he returned in 2006 and won a bronze medal in the points race at the Commonwealth Games. Thomas won his first world senior title in the team pursuit in 2007 then later the same year was the youngest rider in the year’s Tour de France. The British team, with Thomas as an important part of their success, retained the world title in 2008 then put in a world record breaking performance to take Olympic gold in Beijing. He concentrated on the road post-Beijing and won his first national road race title in 2010 and the had an excellent 2011 season where he won his first stage race (the Bayern-Rundfahrt) and finished a creditable 31st in the Tour de France.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 26 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 3:53.314
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1 QU/WR 3:55.202
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1 QU 3:57.101
2012 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Heat 1/2 1
2012 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1
2012 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1
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