Schemes to celebrate tour win by Thomas

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thomas constructed sure he had a Welsh flag on the winner’s podium

Politicians and city leaders say talks are under way about how to officially celebrate Geraint Thomas’s historic Tour de France win.

The Cardiff rider became the first Welshman to win the race when he crossed the finishing line in Paris on Sunday.

He carried a large Welsh flag onto the podium as he was crowned champion.

“I’ve got to pinch myself, it’s going to take a while to set in, ” said the 32 -year-old.

The cyclist is expected to fly into the UK later on Monday – but it is not yet known when he will be back in Wales.

His mother, Hilary, said: “I don’t think he genuinely understands what he has just done and he doesn’t understand that the whole of Wales is behind him either.

“When he does come back home to Cardiff he is going to be shocked by what he has just happened.”

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