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Geraint Thomas wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Credit: PA

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, beating Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton into second place and England captain Harry Kane third.

Thomas was a close second with the bookmakers but the 32-year-old Welshman came out on top when it mattered.

He becomes the fifth cyclist to win the award - the fourth in the last decade - and the fifth athlete from Wales.

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"It's unbelievable, it's certainly the icing on the cake", Thomas told ITV after the ceremony.

"You never dream of winning things like this, you dream of winning bike races and that but to win the biggest race of them all and then everything that's happened since, especially this award, you know, where the public vote and things, it's an amazing feeling and I'm very grateful".

He later said on social media that his celebrations could not last for too long as he had to get back to training camp.

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