Geraint Thomas lives in Nice, as do other pro’s, which is in France, they do so to be able to train in reasonably warm weather through winter, with a variety of terrain, as do many others who reside in Girona, Spain, for the same reason, they aren’t tax exiles, it’s where Ineos riders have decided to base themselves ,I knew it was only a matter of time before this subject came up here. I am of the 'honours system is pointless, but while we have it, Hamilton deserves one' crowd.
This whole tax-exile reason for hating Hamilton is curious, though. Doesn't Geraint Thomas live in Monaco too? Simon Yates in Andorra? I remember reading the Sean Connery obituary thread on here. Notoriously curmudgeonly, living as a tax exile, sticking his nose in Scottish politics while not living there, investigated for tax evasion at one point, and a Sir. Nobody mentioned that he should not have a knighthood. What is different with Hamilton?
The difference with Hamilton is he’s a multi millionaire 285 times over, yet it’s not enough, he preaches to everyone else whilst doing the exact opposite, I personally don’t think he’d have lasted 5 minutes in F1 in the 70’s, but that’s another story altogether.