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BBC Sports Personality of the Year revealed Posted On 17 December 2018

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas – the third British cyclist to win the Tour de France – was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year at yesterday’s ceremony

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and England football captain Harry Kane both lost out to Geraint Thomas for the award.

Back in July, Thomas became the first Welshman to win the Tour de France, which was the first Grand Tour success of his career – a career which has so far spanned twelve years. His teammate, Chris Froome, four-time Tour champion, finished in third place. Following his victory in France, Thomas, 32, signed a new four-year deal with Team Sky in September.

Triple European sprint champion Dina Asher-Smith, English cricket’s record test wicket taker James Anderson and double Olympic skeleton champion, Lizzy Yarnold, were the other athletes short-listed for the prize.

“It’s been an amazing year for British sport,” he said after the announcement, “and long may it continue.”

Previous to this success, Thomas won two Olympic and three world team pursuit titles.

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