Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018

Overall winner Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has claimed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The Welshman edged out F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, and Tottenham and England football captain Harry Kane in a public vote on Sunday evening. Thomas, who only found out last week that Sky would be ending their sponsorship of Team Sky at the end of the 2019 season, was handed the award by tennis legend Billie Jean King. Thomas won Welsh Sports Personality of the Year in a similar event earlier in December. "It is insane that I am stood here!" Thomas said as he picked up the award. "I feel really to have come into cycling at the age I am. I was just going down the local leisure centre going for a swim, then I end up riding a bike. I'd like to thank my wife, she deserves this just as much. ...

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