Geraint Thomas Crowned BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2018, Kane 2nd

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018.

The 32-year-old became only the third briton to win the 21-stage race, after Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and four-time Tour champion Chris Froome.

He was the first Welshman to win the Tour as Brits celebrated a sixth win in seven years.

In a public vote, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished second just ahead of footballer Harry Kane in 3rd.

“I really should have thought about what I was going to say,” a shocked Thomas said.

“I feel very lucky to have come into cycling when I did. I just went down to the local leisure centre for a swim and instead I rode my bike.

“As a bike rider, I always focus on myself. Obviously people want me towin, but hearing stories like Tyson [Fury]’s and Billy [Monger]’s, you realise that what we do does inspire people back home.

“To see people on their bikes and enjoying it, you take just as much pride from that as winning something like this.

“I take great pride in representing Britain and Wales. It has been a great year for British sport and long may it continue.”

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