Lieuwe Westra wins Tour of California opener

Tour of California

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) kicked off his Tour of California campaign with the perfect start - winning the opening stage in Escondido from a late attack.

Westra had escaped in the stage's final five kilometres with Francisco Mancebo (5 Hour Energy) and easily beat his companion to the line to take the victory.

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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.