One of the most highly-rated all-round talents in the world of cycling, Geraint Thomas' star continues to rise.
The Welshman shot to prominence due to his powerful pursuiting skills and work ethic, and in 2007 was the youngest rider at the Tour de France in his first season as professional with the Barloworld outfit.
Major success was to follow on the boards, with Thomas taking Olympic Gold as part of the record-breaking British team pursuit squad in Beijing
2010 saw Thomas join Team Sky and begin to make a real impact on the road, taking the British national championship title before riding his way into the prestigious white young rider's jersey at the Tour de France a week later.
Equally at home on the velodrome or the road, Thomas continued to develop his skills in 2011 and took his first overall race victory at Bayern-Rundfahrt in Germany before making his third appearance at the Tour de France. Before the season was out he had also helped Mark Cavendish claim the World road race title in Copenhagen.
The Welshman’s focus switched back to the track at the start of 2012 and in April he joined forces with Peter Kennaugh, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke to smash the world team pursuit record on the way to his third rainbow jersey at the World Track Championships in Melbourne.
He then represented Team Sky at the Giro d’Italia before turning his attention fully on wrapping up another team pursuit gold medal for Britain in London.