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Steve Cummings – “I pick stages that are physically demanding”

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Steve Cummings? He’s the real deal; a world champion on the track in the team pursuit; he paid his dues with Landbouwkrediet and Barloworld; rode for the ‘mega’ teams, Discovery, Sky, BMC; was part of that famous team which carried Cav to a rainbow jersey in Copenhagen but now he’s found his true niche – with South African squad Dimension Data.

Last year the team raced as MTN-Qhubeka with Cummings netting a brilliant stage win in le Tour; this year the squad, with new sponsors has taken Cav on board and moved up to the World Tour.

And the big man from the Wirral has just taken his third major stage win of season 2016, in the Critérium du Dauphiné, to go with his wins in Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour of the Basque Country.