Welsh Cycling Awards 2014 Honored Manon Carpenter And Geraint Thomas

USN Welsh Cycling Awards are held annually to honor coaches, officials, volunteers and cyclists who work very hard in order to encourage cycling in Wales in the most efficient manner. The 2014 USN Welsh Cycling Awards were held on the 18th of October, 2014 in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium. The 2014 Welsh Cycling Awards have honored Manon Carpenter and Geraint Thomas for their individual efforts.
The Elite Cyclist of the year 2014 was awarded to Manon Carpenter whose performance in the 2014 cycling season was remarkable and consistently good. Before she became the World Champion in the month of September, Carpenter had already won British National Downhill Series and the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike Downhill Series.
Carpenter said that she was feeling really nervous before she received the award because according to her the competition was tough. She was really happy to see that Mountain Biking is also being recognized by such award events. Carpenter is excited for the 2015 cycling season and is eager to make certain improvements for the season.
Outstanding Performance of the year 2014 was awarded to Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) who had represented Wales for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 and won the gold medal for Wales in the road race. Thomas had also won a Bronze medal for the time trial race at the Commonwealth Games 2014. Due to Thomas’s outstanding performance, Welsh Cycling was able give its best ever Commonwealth Games performance.
Along with Manon Carpenter and Geraint Thomas, Tudor Thomas (member of the Bynea Cycling Club) was honored with award called the Lifetime Contribution to Cycling in Wales because for around 50 years, Thomas has been dedicated to the sport including judging, marshalling, event organizing, racing etc. Tudor Thomas felt really tremendous after he received the award and encouraged more and more people to enjoy cycling.