A surprising win on the Green Mountain queen stage ensured overall victory for Rafael Valls of Lampre-Merida, only his second ever professional win. For the second year in a row BMC’s Tejay van Garderen kicked off his season with second place both on Green Mountain and in the general classification. Alejandro Valverde continued his good form with third place on the podium.
Here at Velo Voices we love to talk about cycling, and nothing delights us more than the opportunity to talk to each other and to fellow fans about the sport. In the last of our four-part series to kick off 2012, we take a look at our favourite riders and teams.