Author(s): Geraint Thomas
"This year G was the strongest rider, and he finally had Lady Luck on his side. An unstoppable combination" --Chris Froome
"I understand what Geraint's win meant: for him, for me, for the team, and for Wales, too" --Dave Brailsford
"Wow" --Thierry Henry
For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice Olympic gold medalist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck, and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his teammates.
In the Summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion--from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees, and finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As a boy, G had run home from school of summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This past July, across 21 stages and three weeks, and under constant attack from his rivals, he made the race his own.
With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside-story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport.
Not only can nice guys come first--they can win the biggest prize of all.