However, just like Wick wonder Nicole Cooke, who won her second successive La Grande Boucle Feminine
- the women's Tour de France - a week last Sunday, Thomas enjoys the brutality of the road as much as the track.
The Welsh wonder's astonishing dominance of La Grande Boucle Feminine
- the women's Tour de France - means she has done the double when it comes to the major stage races.
Cooke was starting her defence of the La Grande Boucle Feminine
today, with her father Tony Cooke saying she is in 'tip top condition'.