This week the domestic scene shifts to the Nature Valley Gran Prix, a 5-day, 6-stage journey in and around the Minneapolis/St Paul area. Last years winner was Rory Sutherland in a thrilling final stage surge to pull back his 3-second deficeit, add 6 more, and claim his third overall victory in this June staple.
(can you spot the TRP's?)...Here is Rory's race winning move:
Criterium Dauphine is a classic proving ground for those with Tour de France aspirations, and this years edition was right on track. Bradley Wiggins took a well deserved victory over "cuddles' Cadel Evans...but let's see who really prospered come July. Jerome Coppel, Saur Sojasun, finished 13th to lead the way for TRP, and the team pulled 5th overall in the teams classification - nice job!
A nice 'fan' view of the climb of La Toussuire) - a bit different perspective....