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Tour of Britain: Brändle orchestrates second consecutive stage win

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Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling)

Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling) (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) wins stage 6 in the Tour of Britain

Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) wins stage 6 in the Tour of Britain (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) win stage five at the Tour of Britain

Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) win stage five at the Tour of Britain (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling)

Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) (Image credit: ASO/P.Perreve)

One stage victory just wasn’t enough for Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling). The Austrian rider perfectly orchestrated his second during stage 6, just 24 hours after his first at the Tour of Britain. For a rider who often spends his time working for others, two in as many days came as quite the shock.

“I was coming to the Tour of Britain wanting to do a good race, now I have two stage wins. It’s unbelievable for me that they let us go today,” said Brändle.

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.