Russ Ellis Tour of Britain young fan event gallery

02 Sep 2018

Russ Ellis Tour of Britain young fan event gallery

Ahead of the Tour of Britain starting on Sunday, Team Sky’s six-man team were in attendance at a three-hour fan-engagement event at Maindy Flyers.

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Geraint Thomas, who was a member at Maindy in his early years, returned to a hero’s welcome following his recent Tour de France success, and was joined by Chris Froome, Wout Poels, Ian Stannard, Vasil Kiryienka and Lukasz Wisniowski,
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On arrival, the team joined in a 45 minute ride-out with over 175 children from nine Welsh cycling clubs, participating in numerous activities on the track.
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Thereafter, the riders posed for photos and signed autographs, with Thomas and Froome taking time to answer questions from the young cyclists in a half hour question and answer session.
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Maindy’s Jo Phillips told TeamSky.com: “It was an amazing day. We were so honoured to have the team here – the children had an amazing time. 

“The interaction between the riders and the kids was a joy to watch. It shows the sport is growing. 

“It’s hard to put into words what the day meant to Maindy – It’s something we will all remember for years to come.”
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