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Mural unveiled at Maindy cycling track to honour Geraint Thomas' Tour de France achievements

A mural in Geraint Thomas' honour was unveiled at Maindy Stadium. Credit: Paul Davies/ITV Wales

A 74-metre permanent mural spanning the Maindy cycling track has been unveiled in honour of Geraint Thomas.

The cyclist's achievement of winning last year's Tour De France in Paris was recognised at the Cardiff track where he first raced as a boy.

School children from around Cardiff have been involved in the making of the mural. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The 'Yellow Jersey Fesitval' saw more than 150 schoolchildren from around Cardiff perform music and dance inspired by Thomas at the track where he started his career.

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome paid a surprise visit to 200 young cyclists in Cardiff last year. Credit: Gareth Enticott

Geraint Thomas previously told aspiring athletes in Maindy Flyers to "just dream big and go for it."

The flyers founder, Debbie Wharton, said Geraint's win has made a huge impact to the sport. "The number of kids who want to get on a bike, the number of people who know the names of cyclists, it's sparked an interest in riding a bike for fun, commuting and for competition."

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