Homecoming celebration for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (News)

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Geraint Thomas hold Welsh flag on Tour de France winner's podium in Paris

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A homecoming celebration for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas will happen in Cardiff subsequent week, the biking star has introduced.

The Group Sky rider instructed followers on Twitter to pencil 9 August of their diaries for the particular occasion.

The 32-year-old, who went to the identical Cardiff college with Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton, had mentioned he was wanting ahead to coming residence to Wales.

He’s the primary ever Welshman to win the celebrated biking title.

First Minister Carwyn Jones had hailed Thomas’ win as “the best particular person efficiency by a Welsh sports activities star”.

Mr Jones full particulars of the occasion would be made public “very quickly”.Homecoming celebration for Geraint Thomas

“Wales cannot wait to welcome Geraint residence & present him simply how proud we’re of his wonderful success!” tweeted Mr Jones.

The Wales soccer workforce got a heroes welcome in Cardiff following their European Championship semi-final heroics in 2016.

Particular occasions on the steps of the Senedd have additionally been held in honour of the Welsh rugby workforce’s 2012 Six Nations win and for Welsh athletes who took half within the 2012 and 2008 Olympic and Paralympic video games.

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Monuments corresponding to Caerphilly Fort have been lit up yellow to symbolize the color of the jersey worn by the Tour de France winner Thomas

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