David Moncoutié takes mountain top win in Dauphine

David Moncoutie Dauphine 2009 stage 7

David Moncoutié conquered the summit of Saint-François-Longchamp alone to take the seventh stage of this year's Dauphiné Libéré in France.

The Cofidis rider was the single remnant of an earlier 21-man breakaway that strung out along the route of today's tough mountain stage. In baking conditions, the riders had to ascend and descend the legendary Col du Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer before finishing atop Saint-François-Longchamp.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.