The quiet Welshman has defied form and the odds to win stage 1 of the Tour De France in Düsseldorf, Germany today and is now currently holder of the yellow jersey and leading the tour.

After the disappointment suffered recently at the Giro, d’Italia, where Geraint crashed out, he has started the Tour De France, in fine form taking the lead from the off.

The second in command, behind Chris Frome at Team Sky, has now taken the lead in the tour and in the interview after the win Geraint said “what a great day”.  

Could this be the year for the Welshman?