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Geraint Thomas out of Tour de France following crash

Geraint Thomas wearing the yellow jersey during the Tour de France Credit: PA photo

Geraint Thomas is out of the Tour De France after suffering a suspected broken collarbone during a crash.

The 31 year old came off his bike during a descent on stage 9 of the race - between Nantua and Chambery - on Sunday.

It's a blow to Team Sky and Chris Froome, who's bidding to win his fourth Tour crown this year.

Wiggins cycling team bikes worth £40,000 stolen in Cardiff

Bikes and equipment have been stolen from the Sir Bradley Wiggins' cycling team's van while it was parked in Cardiff.

Four Pinarello cycles valued at approximately £40,000 were taken from the van.

The team were in the city ahead of the Velothon cycling event taking place today. The van was parked outside the Premier Inn Hotel in Pentwyn Road, Cardiff.

South Wales Police say they're investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses:


Davies handed Lions player of the series award

Jonathan Davies celebrates the Lions' achievement with his family Credit: PA photo

Centre Jonathan Davies says he's 'humbled' at being handed the Lions player of the series award by his teammates.

The 29 year old played every minute of all three tests against New Zealand. He also featured in all three matches of the previous Lions Tour to Australia in 2013.

The Lions drew Saturday's match at Eden Park 15-15. It means the series finished 1 all. It's the first time the Lions haven't lost a series in New Zealand since 1971.

I’m very humble, chuffed to bits to get the award, voted by your peers. But you look back and it’s a team effort, with 40-odd players and we dug in and achieved something very special. I’m chuffed to bits.

– Jonathan Davies

Roads closed as Wales' biggest cycling event gets underway

Wales' Velothon has kicked off for a third year. It's the UK's biggest event of its kind with the route stretched 140km on roads throughout South Wales; taking in Cardiff, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly.

There are road closures in place around Cardiff and in parts of South East Wales as over 10,000 cyclists are expected to take part throughout the day.

You can see the full list of road closures around Cardiff here.

Roads will be closed around Cardiff and South East Wales to accommodate the cycling route. Credit: Velothon Wales

Spectators in Wales usually give visitors and home-grown competitors, alike, a real warm Welsh welcome for the Velothon - this makes for a fantastic atmosphere.

With the legendary performance by Geraint Thomas in making history this week by becoming the first Welshman to wear the famous yellow jersey, I’m sure that many will be inspired by his efforts and will be looking to make their own legend this weekend.

– Ken Skates, Economy Secretary


Swansea seal £11m deal for Spain's Roque Mesa

Roque Mesa will join Swansea on a four-year deal. Credit: PA

Swansea have completed the £11million signing of Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa on a four-year deal, the Premier League club have announced.

Mesa joins from Las Palmas, where he spent seven seasons and helped the Canary Islands club win promotion to LaLiga in 2015.

The 28-year-old becomes Swansea boss Paul Clement's third summer signing following Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder and England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham, signed on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

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