Thomas became a member of British Cycling’s Olympic Academy. He won the Carwyn James Junior Award at the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. Thomas competed at World Cup events around the world, and was training in Sydney, Australia, in February 2005 when he crashed after the rider in front of him hit a piece of metal in the road which was flicked up into Thomas’ wheel. He suffered internal bleeding after the piece of metal entered his human body during the fall, he ruptured his spleen which subsequently had to be removed. He rode most of his races of 2006 for Recycling.co.uk, but toward the end of 2006 joined Saunier Duval-Prodir as a stagiaire. He also rode a few races, such as the Tour of Britain, for the Great Britain squad. Thomas started the year with some promising performances, finishing sixth in the Classica Sarda and second overall in the Dwars door Vlaanderen. Thomas claimed his 1st professional victory in May 2011 by winning the five-working day 2011 Bayern-Rundfahrt race, after finishing second on action 3 and fifth on stage 4. On 26 June 2011, Thomas finished second to Bradley Wiggins in the British National Road Race Championships.
At the 2011 Tour de France, Thomas finished sixth on the opening stage to take the white jersey. He retained the jersey the following day, as Sky finished third in the team time trial. Thomas missing the white jersey to Robert Gesink on stage 7, as team leader Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the Tour, and the remaining Sky riders lost time after waiting for him. Thomas won the combativity award on the 212 km stage 12, following an aggressive breakaway 2 km into the first Pyrenean stage that saw him lose contol twice on the descent of the Hourquette dâ€™Ancizan. He finished 36th on the stage after being caught by the general classification leaders with 7 km to go on the final climb of the day, and rose to 25th overall. Thomas signed a clean three year contract with Sky after stage 16. He finished 31st overall in the Tour.
|Date of Birth||25-May-1986|
|Place of Birth||Cardiff, Wales|