Fans give verdict on Tour de France opening week: 'Awesome, unexpected and perfect'

We asked Cycling Weekly readers what they thought of the opening week of third year's Tour de France and they gave their verdict, in association with Decathlon

Judging by comments made by Cycling Weekly readers, the opening week of the 2016 Tour de France was one of the best in years, with some hailing it as 'beyond expectation', 'superb' and 'perfect'.

The race started in Normandy before heading south to the Pyrenees. Although the opening week didn't contain any massively high mountains, other factors played their part in making for exciting racing.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.