Tour de France: Kruijswijk denied at the last on Alpe d'Huez

The Alpe d'Huez is often known as the Dutch mountain due to the successes of Joop Zoetemelk, Hennie Kuiper and Peter Winnen in the 1970s and 80s. On Thursday's stage 12 of the Tour de France, Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) came close to giving the Netherlands their first Dutch winner on the Alpe since Gert-Jan Theunisse in 1989, but it wasn't to be.

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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.