Team Sky's embarrassment of riches

Team Sky near Chaudfontaine, Tour de France 2012, stage one recce ride

Three stages, one win, one second place and one third place - it's been an incredible start for Team Sky at the Tour de France.

To say Cavendish's win on stage two was a surprise would be disrespectful to one of the most successful Tour riders of the last few years, but with all the pre-race talk of slimming down and a lack of sprint train, expectations were lower than for the previous three years.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.