This is how Cardiff is planning to celebrate Geraint Thomas

30 July 2018, 13:19

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas

Discussions are underway for homecoming in Cardiff for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas.

Cardiff Council has confirmed it's in talks with Welsh Cycling after Geraint became the first Welshman to win the race.

He's only the third British rider to take the title following Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

A council spokesperson said: "Cardiff is extremely proud of Geraint's achievement and this landmark victory for Welsh sport.

"The city will be keen to celebrate Geraint's homecoming, and discussions will take place with Geraint and Welsh Cycling early this week."

Thomas, who was born in Cardiff, said winning cycling's biggest road race was a better feeling than his two Olympic gold medals.

"I'm going to have a big party for a couple of weeks," former Whitchurch High School pupil Thomas said.

"It would be nice to win more Grand Tours, but if I do nothing now for the rest of my career I can be happy."

The last big parade in Cardiff was held in 2016 when the Wales football squad reached the semi-finals of the Euros.