America goes ape over St Patrick's Day. Why?
I guess it's too hard to dye your rivers red, white and green!
Cyclists would not seem to feature in the heroes of Welsh sport to the Welsh public, well maybe Nicole Cooke and Geraint Thomas would get the odd knowledgeable look in. Wales is a rugby country and proudly so. Back in the 1890's though......
"Some of the best Welsh cyclists travelled the globe to compete against the very best talents the cycling world could offer and earned massive fortunes, great fame and the undying adulation of adoring fans. The first big star to emerge from the Welsh scene was Arthur Linton, from Aberaman, near Aberdare.
Illinois pays tribute to the Welsh:
Full text of Illinois House Resolution HR0149 proclaming St. David's Day and the Welsh contribution to the State of Illinois
Welsh National Jersey 2010
Wales v USA in 2009.