Turgot emerges as the sprints' surprise package

Sebastien Turgot (Bbox Bouygues Telecom).

Sebastien Turgot (Bbox Bouygues Telecom). (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

It has been some opening week at the Tour de France for Sébastien Turgot. After getting into the break of the day on stage 2 to Spa, the 26-year-old Bbox Bouygues Telecom rider has been mixing it with the top sprinting stars, taking sixth place on stages 4 and 5.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).