Bradley Wiggins (Sky) defended his Dauphine crown and landed his third successive stage race of the season to become the first man to win Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and the Criterium du Dauphine in succession to become the red-hot favourite to win the Tour de France. And I really hope he does. You’ve got to admire the focus, the dedication and all the planning, preparation and honing of the finer details. While the press has been speculating that he’s peaked too early, Wiggins says he’s only at 95% and will peak for the Tour.
I’ve long contended that Britain will field a Tour de France winner before the French find another Bernard Hinault. If Bradley wins, I’ll have bragging rights down at my cycling club for years to come and a certain Kitty Fondue will have to pay a forfeit of getting her picture taken in a Mod wig. [She’s not worried – Ed.] Don’t worry faithful readers, I’ll be in Paris to capture it all. Continue reading