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Geraint Thomas

Full name: Geraint Howell Thomas
Nickname(s): G-Man
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 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. He then joined the Under-23 British Olympic Academy and moved to Manchester where he shared a house with [Ed Clancy] and [Mark Cavendish]. Unfortunately, a serious training crash in Australia 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, representing Wales. Thomas won his first world senior title in the team pursuit at the World Championships in Palma de Mallorca in 2007, and, at 21, was the youngest rider in that year’s Tour de France. The British team, with Thomas as an important part of their success, retained the world title in 2008 and then put in a world record-breaking performance to take Olympic gold in Beijing.

Thomas became a founder member of Sky Pro Cycling team (now Team Sky) at the end of 2009 and concentrated on road racing. He won his first national road race title in 2010 and then 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. Thomas won a gold medal with the four-man British pursuit team at the 2012 World Championships. The new foursome of Thomas, [Ed Clancy], [Steven Burke] and [Peter Kennaugh] were favourites to retain the Olympic gold medal on home soil, and they set the fastest time in qualifying with a world record, and then broke it again in the final against their old rivals Australia as they won by nearly three seconds. Thomas won the gold medal in the road race at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and also won bronze in the individual time trial. He competed in his third Olympics in 2016, finishing 11th in the road race and 9th in the individual time trial.

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
2016 Summer 30 Rio de Janeiro Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR 11
2016 Summer 30 Rio de Janeiro Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Great Britain GBR 9

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T/M
2016 Summer 30 Rio de Janeiro Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 11 same time

Men's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
2016 Summer 30 Rio de Janeiro Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 9 1-14:52.85 15:18.74 3 29:15.61 6 49:44.89 8 1-03:53.56 8

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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