Geraint Thomas: Where it all began

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas takes us on a tour of Cardiff and talks Classics, his wedding and dancing in his underpants with Luke Rowe
Playlist 20 Videos Geraint Thomas: Where it all began 10:28 Pro bike: Geraint Thomas's Pinarello Dogma F12 04:35 Egan Bernal sets up Tour of California overall victory after second stage win (highlights) 01:39 Watch: Here's why Team Sky were stopped by police on a Tour Down Under training ride (video) 10:52 Pro bike: Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F10 (video) 03:05 Watch: Vuelta a España stage 13 highlights 02:32 How do Team Sky fuel for the Tour de France? 05:29 Chris Froome: 'This year's Tour de France route doesn't suit me, but that will make it more exciting' (video) 03:30 Can Team Sky win the Giro d'Italia? (video) 05:01 Watch: Team Sky explain how they will cope with the Tour Down Under heat (video) 03:00 Geraint Thomas talks us through his nerve-wracking Paris-Nice win (video) 08:19 My toughest day: Elia Viviani (video) 01:09 Chris Froome: Where it all began (video) 03:02 My toughest day: Wout Poels (video) 01:11 Watch: Behind the scenes as Chris Froome prepares for Tour de France defence 03:27 Try these Team Sky pre-race activation exercises next time you ride (video) 04:07 'Six stages, six opportunities' for Team Sky in Giro d'Italia's final week (video) 01:47 Mikel Landa's 'incredible' result in Giro d'Italia time trial (video) 01:42 'Elia Viviani is one of the best at sprinting off rivals' trains' 01:47 Show us your scars #39: Alex Peters (video) 01:41

This video was originally published in 2015

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Born in Birchgrove, Cardiff Geraint Thomas MBE started cycling at the age of 10 with the Maindy Flyers track club. He takes us on a tour of his local haunts, having selected four locations that mean the most to him.

To discover where it all began for the Team Sky pro, Cycling Weekly heads from the lane where he learnt to ride a bike at the back of his parents’ house to the track at Maindy where he switched from swimming to cycling. His father Howell talks about the early days and we find out what makes the Welshman tick.

With two Olympic gold medals, an MBE, and a golden post box to his name, Thomas is a world class act on the boards. But his break through performances on the road, including Junior Paris-Roubaix and his Tour debut in 2007, when he was the youngest rider in the field, made him stand out early on in his career as a talented all-rounder in multi-disciplines. His come back from a ruptured spleen further defined Thomas as a resilient asset to the big teams.

From joining Barloworld in 2007, and his first full year as a pro, to his move to Team Sky in 2010 where he’s stayed since, Thomas tells us about his journey as a professional.