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Graham Briggs – First British Winner of the Tour du Loir-et-Cher


As befits a company, part of whose bread and butter is the soap opera, Sky’s very own ‘Peyton Place’ rumbles on.

“Brad and Chris are out of love – but can they shelve their differences for the team and their second dad, Dave Brailsford?

Tune in after the Tour de Suisse to find out!”

Meanwhile, further down the divisions – which many forget are the ones the Pro Tour is built upon, the ‘little guys’ just get on with it.

One excellent result lost in the recent Giro and Sky polemics is that achieved by those Rapha Condor JLT boys.

The Tour du Loir-et-Cher, Edmond Provost is a UCI 2.2 with 2014 as the 55th edition; riders as diverse – and talented – as German Olympic team pursuit star Guido Fulst and Norwegian ex-World Elite Road Race Champion Thor Hushovd have won the race and in 2002 a certain Philippe Gilbert was second on GC.

‘Man in Black’ and ‘Crit King’ Graham Briggs demonstrated that he can do more than zoom round town centres for an hour by winning the 208 kilometre stage three then holding the jersey until the end to become the first British rider to win this tough and prestigious event.