Columbia, Tour de France 2009, stage 21

When Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, David Millar and Charly Wegelius stood on the stage in Monaco during the 2009 Tour de France team presentation little did they know that three weeks later Britain would have its best ever Tour performance.

The four British riders are all grand tour veterans, but each of them managed to have a new experience in the 2009 Tour de France.

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