Tour de Romandie review

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) continued his trail-blazing 2012 season to become the first British winner of the Tour de Romandie. Despite losing the yellow jersey on the penultimate day, with a final ITT and only 9 seconds between himself and Rabobank’s Luis-Leon Sanchez, it seemed that the race was Wiggins’ to lose.

The winner’s jersey was a fitting belated birthday present for Wiggins – 32 on Saturday – and in his after-race press conference, he talked about just how far he has come as a rider:

It was a true test of a GC rider; it had a bit of everything in it plus a mechanical for myself. I’m pleased with the way I handled that moment because a few years ago I might have thrown my toys out of the pram and chucked my bike down the ravine! It was a good test for the bigger races coming up and I’m delighted.

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Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise preview

After all the excitement in the southern hemisphere in Australia and South America, it’s finally time for the French and European season opener. It’s the 33rd edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise, owned and run by the newspaper of the same name.

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