Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
Tour de France
Geraint Thomas is ready for another crack at winning the Tour de France after underlining his return to form with victory at the Tour de Suisse. The Welshman, who won cycling’s biggest race four years ago, says he is ready to lead Ineos Grenadiers after doubts all year over whether... Read More
Luke Rowe's Tour de France is over after he finished outside the time cut on stage 11 which features a double climb of Mont Ventoux, the so-called 'Beast of Provence'. The Ineos Grenadiers rider crossed the line around six minutes outside the time limit which is set by the stage... Read More
Geraint Thomas admits his head was 'in a bucket' after he saw his Tour de France hopes left in tatters when losing 35 minutes in the Alps on Saturday. The 2018 champ looked poised to quit the world's greatest cycle race to switch his focus to the Tokyo Olympics and... Read More
Geraint Thomas Says His Tour de France Troubles Have Been Tough On The Head As He Considers Switching Focus to Olympics
Geraint Thomas is set to sit down with his Ineos Grenadiers team bosses on Monday's much-needed rest day of the Tour de France to decide if he will continue. The 2018 Yellow Jersey winner started Sunday's eighth stage 36 minutes behind race leader Tadej Pogacar after a tough first day... Read More
Injured Geraint Thomas's Tour de France Hopes Ended In Alps.....But He Vows To Battle On Despite Olympics Being On the Horizon
Injured Geraint Thomas saw any lingering hopes of challenging for the Tour de France ended as he finished 35 minutes down on stage eight. The 2018 champ's brave effort to continue riding after dislocating his right shoulder on stage three finally took its toll as the race headed towards the... Read More
Heaven Alp Him: Geraint Thomas Admits Still Suffering From Tour de France Crash As He Faces Weekend Climbing In The Mountains
Geraint Thomas admits he is still feeling the effects of his Tour de France crash as he prepares to face a tough weekend in the Alps. The 2018 winner was briefly distanced on the ascent to the summit finish to stage seven - at 249km the longest stage of the... Read More