Charly Wegelius Dauphine st2 2008

Charly Wegelius' Dauphine debut is not going badly, but for the Briton riding in the eight-day French stage race so soon after the Giro is tough going mentally.

?I usually have to do the Tour of Switzerland.? Wegelius told Cycling Weekly. The Swiss race starts almost a week later than the Dauphine, and for the Briton that would have given him six days more recovery time. Instead, he?s making his debut in the French stage race.

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