Steve Cummings reflects on 'stressful' time after Tour de France stage win

With a stage win at the Tour de France comes all the attention from the fans and the post-race criteriums, but Steve Cummings is now back in action at the Vuelta a España

Steven Cummings wins stage fourteen of the 2015 Tour de France

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Steve Cummings and MTN-Qhubeka are back in the saddle after a successful Tour de France. Cummings, starting in the Vuelta a España this week on the Costa del Sol, welcomed his stage 14 win at the Tour but realised that it can be stressful.

Cummings swooped in on two late French attackers Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale), caught them by surprise and won the Mende stage in the Tour's second week. The victory, on Nelson Mandela day, was the first ever in the Tour for the South African team.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.