Geraint Thomas voted Welsh Sports Personality of the Year

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the year after a standout season in the saddle

Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year last night, becoming the first cyclist to win the award since Nicole Cooke in 2003.

The rider was presented the award by Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Team Sky training camp in Mallorca after a year in which he won gold and bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

Thomas also had a standout year at the cobbled classics, finishing seventh and eighth in Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders respectively, as well as a third-place finish at E3 Harelbeke.

“I don't know what to say,” Thomas said after receiving his award.

“You look at all the previous winners - Ryan Giggs, Mark Hughes, Colin Jackson, Tanni Grey-Thompson - all household names.

“I just want to say a massive thanks to all who voted and all those who've supported me throughout the year.

“The Welsh flag is one of the ones you see the most now on the roadside during races, and it was just fantastic to cap that off in Glasgow in a Welsh jersey - which I don't get to wear that often.”

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.