Steve Cummings 2008

Steve Cummings celebrated his stage win in the Giro di Calabria with a few glasses of champagne with his Barloworld team mates on Tuesday but is determined to defend his blue leader?s jersey in Wednesday's final stage and seal overall victory.

Cummings had a difficult winter and missed three weeks of vital training in January because of a knee problem. He admitted to Cycling Weekly that the problems had knocked his confidence and affected his chances of getting into the track squad for the world championships in Manchester in March. However, his first ever win as professional has now boosted his moral and got him back on track.

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