Thomas awarded OBE

29 Dec 2018

Thomas awarded OBE

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Geraint Thomas has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours.

The 32 year old enjoyed a stellar 2018, triumphing at the Criterium de Dauphiné in June before becoming the first Welshman ever to win the Tour de France in July. 

Just a fortnight after winning the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, Thomas has now added to his successful 2018 with an OBE in the New Years Honours list, which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK.

The OBE - a Queen’s honour given to an individual for a major role in an activity - stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and follows on from the MBE Thomas was awarded in the 2009 Honours List following his GB Olympic success in the 2008 Beijing Games.
Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

2018 will always be a year I remember for everything I achieved around both the Dauphiné and especially the Tour.
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A delighted Thomas expressed his pride at being honoured once again, commenting: "This is an amazing honour.

"2018 will always be a year I remember for everything I achieved around both the Dauphiné and especially the Tour.

"This is the icing on the cake and I am so grateful to everyone who played a part in helping me get recognised once again.

"I’m really looking forward to seeing what 2019 has in store, as we look to create more history as a team."

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