Costa wins Tour de Suisse overall as Kangert takes final stage

Schleck, Costa and Leipheimer on podium, Tour de Suisse 2012, stage nine

Twenty-five year old Portuguese rider Rui Costa (Movistar) won the 2012 Tour de Suisse overall on Sunday, keeping mark on his rivals in the mountains to take the biggest win of his career to date.

Estonian Tanel Kangert (Astana) proved his sixth spot in Friday's time trial was no fluke by winning the final stage from an earlier escape group. Kangert and Jeremy Roy (FDJ-BigMat) duked it out on the final run-in to the line, with Roy unable to keep pace and having to settle for second.  Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r) came home half a minute later to take third.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.