Geraint Thomas: “I’ve waited for this for years”

July 29 th 2018 - 21:07

 

It is insane. I just had never gone so deep for three weeks, I didn’t know what was around the corner. The first stages gave me some confidence, and from then on I went day by day, trying to relax and not to panic, and the momentum grew up until this point. This is the highlight of my life, along with my marriage. For years I just kept working hard, waiting for things to happen, and all that work has paid off now. Wales is such a small, proud nation. We put ourselves behind any Welshman who does well for him to succeed. I signed off from Twitter some days ago, just to not get distracted, and only turned it on yesterday. The amount of support I was sent over these last days of the Tour alone was overwhelming. I want to have a good night tonight and celebrate the victory with my teammates after going through so much with them. From tomorrow on, it will start to sink in.

Tour de France 2018 - 29/07/2018 - Etape 21 - Houilles / Paris Champs-Elysées (116 km) - Geraint THOMAS (TEAM SKY) et Chris FROOME (TEAM SKY)
Tour de France 2018 - 29/07/2018 - Etape 21 - Houilles / Paris Champs-Elysées (116 km) - Geraint THOMAS (TEAM SKY) et Chris FROOME (TEAM SKY) © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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