Geraint Thomas

Welsh Racing Cyclist

Olympic speaker and Welsh professional racing cyclist Geraint Thomas MBE is one of the most decorated track and racing cyclists of his generation, born in Cardiff in 1986 Thomas has participated in some of the most high profile and competitive races on the cycling circuit and often works as a motivational sports speaker for youth and sporting events.

Geraint Thomas demonstrated his vast skill and stamina at an early age when he took part in the under 18 National Championships and, achieving a silver medal, the European Championships and went on to garner a place at the Olympic Academy soon after. Here his training to as an Olympic speaker and cyclist began in earnest. Within a few short years Thomas had been awarded the Carwyn James Junior Sports Personality of the Year Award, ridden in the Tour of Britain as part of the Great British squad and in 2007 been the youngest rider in the prestigious Tour de France competition and gained much recognition and support as the first Welsh rider to take part in forty years.

Geraint Thomas made his Olympic debut in 2008 as part of the record breaking British team that broke the world pursuit record with a time of 3:55:202 and, the following day, breaking their own record with 3:53! Alongside his team mates and fellow Olympic speakers Geraint Thomas achieved both gold and silver medals at the Beijing Olympics and was awarded an MBE for his services as a sports speaker and British competitor in December 2009, breaking the fastest pursuit time record at the UCI Track Racing World Cup the same year.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London Geraint Thomas, alongside fellow GB team mates and sports speaker Steven Burke, Ed Clancy and Peter Kennaugh once again broke their own world record, setting a time of 3:52:499 in the first heat and subsequently breaking this record with a time of 3:51:659, garnering a second gold medal for Thomas.

To book Geraint Thomas as the Olympic speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Geraint is known to cover the following topics:

  • Track Racing
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Road Racing
  • the 2008 Olympic Games