'I felt good, but I'll try again another day': Steve Cummings reflects on brave Tour de France breakaway

Cummings was the last breakaway rider to be caught by the leaders on the Col de Peyresourde

Steve Cummings goes solo on stage 12 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) said he felt in really good form on stage 12 of the Tour de France as he returned to what he knows best: chancing his luck in a breakaway that brought him within eight kilometres of his third Tour stage win.

At the finish of stage 12 in Peyragudes, holding the prize for the day’s most aggressive rider, Cummings said he felt proud of his effort and to be wearing the British national champion’s jersey in front of the peloton on what was the 50th anniversary of Tom Simpson’s death.

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