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Geraint Thomas will cycle through Carmarthenshire in first ride since Tour de France win

Geraint Thomas is the first Welshman to win the Tour de France. Credit: PA Images

Geraint Thomas will be riding on home soil for the first time since his historic Tour de France win.

The Tour de France winner will lead his team through Carmarthenshire for the UK's biggest road race, The Tour of Britain. Pembrey Country Park in Carmarthenshire is hosting the Grand Depart for the race.

Thomas was welcomed back to Cardiff with a homecoming celebration. Credit: PA Images

Riders will set off from Pembrey Country Park on 2 September before cycling north towards Llandovery. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the route to cheer on the first Welsh Tour de France winner.

Carmarthenshire County Council expect the event to bring a big boost to tourism in the area.

This will be something of a homecoming for Geraint and there will be thousands of people here in Carmarthenshire ready to give him the warmest welcome. This event will put our county centre stage in front of an audience of millions - we are thrilled, excited and ready to rise to the challenge.

– Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths

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