House of Commons
GERAINT THOMAS AND THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2018
EDM #1570
Tabled 04 September 2018
2017-19 Session
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.