I’ve told it before but it’s worth telling again; my favourite Steve Cummings story – it’s the one where he’s in a Tour of Britain breakaway with Dan Fleeman; ‘the only reason I went through was to get a rest, it was easier out in the wind than it was on his wheel!’ our Dan told us.
It was 15 years ago when the big man from Liverpool won the British Junior Road race Championship and five years later when he landed Olympic silver in the team pursuit.
And that was the discipline where he became world champion in 2005 whilst paying his dues with Belgian low budget but big hitting squad, Landbouwkrediet.
He was still in the Flatlands for 2006 the year he became Commonwealth Team Pursuit Champion with a Worlds silver to go with it.
But significantly, from a road point of view it was the year he took runner up spot to Alessandro Ballan in the prestigious Italian semi-clas