Froome taking Vuelta 'day by day'

Chris Froome finishes, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 16

Brit Chris Froome was one of the hot pre-race favourites going into this year's Vuelta a Espana. Having placed second in the race last year, then second at the Tour de France in July Froome had proved his credentials as a Grand Tour racer.

However, both of those previous Grand Tour results were not achieved as team leader as he rode in support of Bradley Wiggins. Froome was bestowed the honour of team leader for the first time at this year's Vuelta, and admits that it has been a steep learning curve.

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Nigel Wynn
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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.