Tour de Romandie review: Froome leads from start to finish

Tour de Romandie LogoIf winning the Tour de Romandie is an omen for the Tour de France in July, then the race organisers can already start to iron the Sky transfers on the maillot jaune. Chris Froome picked up an excellent win at the six-day Swiss stage race, finishing above Simon Spilak and Rui Costa in the general classification after leading from the first stage – and following in the footsteps of 2011 and 2012 winners Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins, who both went on to ride themselves into yellow in July. Continue reading

Tour of Turkey review: Turkish delight for Sayar

TurkeylogoLocal rider Mustafa Sayar, having finished third on the queen stage, produced a powerful display of climbing on the race-defining stage six to propel himself onto the top step of the podium, from where no one could dislodge him, to take the 49th Tour of Turkey. Queen stage winner Natnael Berhane finished in second place overall, with Yoann Bagot third. Continue reading