Tweets: Wiggo mystifies while Jens turns on the charm

We’re looking at the end of the alphabet this week for Tweets of the Week. We have Bradley Wiggins – why is he being nice to Froome? How did he gain so much weight? Who is he really? Then we have Jens Voigt – why is he calling out Judge Dredd? What about his retirement? There are girl stormtroopers? We also have The Sacred Haunches sleeping, Taylor topless and so much more in the gruppetto. Continue reading

Criterium du Dauphine review: Froome becomes firm favourite

Chris Froome‘s commanding victory at the Criterium du Dauphine confirmed his status as the favourite for next month’s Tour de France. It was Sky’s third win in successive years and their second one-two as Richie Porte took the runner-up spot. They also won the best team award. After a final stage shake-up on general classification, Daniel Moreno rounded out the podium.

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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