Sagan wins Tour of California finale as Gesink takes overall title

Robert Gesink, Tour de Suisse 2010, stage 8

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) won the 2012 Tour of California overall classification on Sunday in Los Angeles, celebrating his remarkable rehabilitaton from crash injury last year.

Gesink won the penultimate 'queen' stage to Mount Baldy on Saturday, putting significant time into his rivals. Sunday's stage around Los Angeles was merely a formality for the Dutchman, who becomes only the second non-American to win the race in its seven-year history.

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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.