Tour de France: Cummings wins Cyclingnews Rider of the Day

As the Tour de France gears up for its first real battle for the yellow jersey, it was the breakaway that took centre stage on stage 7 to Lac de Payolle. The race-winning break included some big names including former winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), yellow jersey Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and multiple stage winner Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) but it was Dimension Data's Stephen Cummings that shone with his second career Tour de France stage victory.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.