3. Wiggins wins Britain’s first Tour de France while Cavendish lights up Paris once again (2nd - 29th July)
In all honest this year’s race wasn’t the most exciting, especially compared to the cracker we got in 2011. But there is always something to love about this race - great stages, views, sprints, crowds, teams, moments etc - and this year was no different.
Thomas Voeckler was especially fantastic, his assault on the King of the Mountains jersey and two stage wins lit up the Tour on some otherwise fairly quiet days. After his run in yellow last year it was great to see him once more a vital part of the race.
As an Englishman though, it was all about the amazing efforts of Team Sky (with an extra shout-out to David Millar of Garmin picked up a fantastic stage win of his own). Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win the yellow jersey, Chris Froome came second and Mark Cavendish won another three stages including another cracker on the Champs-Elysees. Cav has kind of spoilt us Brit cycling fans in recent years with his many victories, but its crazy to think five years ago there was barely anything from a national perspective for us to cheer about. Cycling is far from just being about nationalities for me, but still, that kind of took me aback. Golden days.