Wiggins back to defend Criterium du Dauphine title

Bradley Wiggins and Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Criterium du Dauphine 2011, stage seven

Bradley Wiggins is primed and ready to defend his Criterium du Dauphine title. The British Tour de France hope won the prestigious French stage race last year and will start this year's edition on Sunday, June 3, in the hope of once again finishing in the yellow jersey.

The British Sky rider's win in the race last year was - at that point - the biggest victory of his road racing career. Since then, much has changed. Although Wiggins subsequently crashed out of the Tour de France with a broken collarbone the following month, he was soon back in training and finished third in the Vuelta a Espana in September. A silver medal in the 2011 World Championships time trial followed.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.