Baden Cooke
(Image credit: Luc Claessen)

Baden Cooke won the second stage of the Etoile de Bessége today after another hectic sprint. The Australian rider took the team?s second win in three days at the end of a tough 149km stage to Saint Ambroix, and with it took the overall race lead.

The Swedish registered Belgian team was once again forced to ride in the Question Mark jersey due to a legal dispute over betting companies advertising in France. But the jersey is proving talismanic after Jeremy Hunt won the GP de la Marseillaise when wearing it two days before.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.