7 memorable moments in Welsh sporting history

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Welsh sport will enjoy arguably its greatest day on Sunday when cyclist Geraint Thomas is crowned the Tour de France champion.

Thomas finished third in the penultimate stage, holding an advantage of one minute 51 seconds and tradition dictates the yellow jersey is not attacked on the final stage into Paris.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at seven previous unforgettable Welsh sporting moments.

Cardiff City win FA Cup (Wembley, 1927)

Chelsea v Manchester United – Emirates FA Cup – Final – Wembley Stadium
The FA Cup left England for the one and only time in 1927 when Cardiff beat Arsenal (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Wales beat New Zealand (Cardiff, 1953)

Rugby Union – Team photo – Welsh Rugby VX – 1955
Cliff Morgan, Wales’ fly-half against New Zealand in 1953 (PA Wire)

Lynn Davies wins Olympic long jump gold (Tokyo, 1964)

Lynn Davies
Wales’ Olympic champion long jumper Lynn Davies in action (PA Wire)

Ian Woosnam wins the US Masters (Augusta, 1991)

Golf Open Ian Woosnam
Ian Woosnam was crowned US Masters champion in 1991 (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Joe Calzaghe unifies super-middleweight titles (Manchester, 2006)

BOXING Calzaghe
Joe Calzaghe floors American Jeff Lacy during their world title fight in Manchester (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Nicole Cooke wins Olympic cycling gold (Beijing, 2008)

Olympics – Beijing Olympic Games 2008 – Day Two
Nicole Cooke celebrates winning a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (John Giles/PA Wre)

Wales beat Belgium to reach Euro 2016 semi-final (Lille, 2016)

Wales v Belgium – UEFA Euro 2016 – Quarter Final – Stade Pierre Mauroy
Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates his stunning goal against Euro 2016 quarter-final opponents Belgium (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

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