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GERAINT THOMAS AND THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1570: tabled on 04 September 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Geraint Thomas from Wales on his victory in the 2018 Tour de France; acknowledges the support of his fellow Team Sky cyclists Chris Froome, Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, Jonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski, Gianni Moscon, Wout Poels and Luke Rowe; notes that Geraint wore the famous Maillot Jaune for 11 consecutive days after winning Stage 11 between Albertville and La Rosiere; further notes that Geraint also won the iconic Alpe D’Huez stage becoming the first cyclist in the history of the Tour de France to win it whilst wearing the yellow jersey; notes the euphoric response in Wales to his victory; congratulates Carmarthenshire County Council for renaming Carmarthen velodrome after Geraint; notes that the Wales National Velodrome in Newport has also been renamed in his honour; and calls on the Government to play its part by renaming the Severn Bridges in recognition of the remarkable achievement by Geraint Thomas in winning the 2018 Tour de France.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.