The publication of The Tour According to G rounds off a remarkable year for Geraint Thomas, in which he became the first ever Welshman to win the Tour de France.
Waterstones Deansgate is proud to welcome Geraint to The Stoller Hall in Manchester to recall this incredible feat, one of the most thrilling tales in sport.
Geraint will be in conversation with Tom Fordyce, BBC Sports writer and regular on BBC Radio Five Live’s That Peter Crouch Podcast.
For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team-mates.
In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion – from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
As a boy, G had run home from school on summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This July, across twenty-one stages and three weeks, and under constant attack
from his rivals, he made the race his own.
With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport.Not only can nice guys come first – they can win the biggest prize of all.