Grand Tour clues on offer in Switzerland

So much of Sky's ambitions for 2012 rest on Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish

So much of Sky's ambitions for 2012 rest on Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish (Image credit: IG Markets / Team Sky)

The 66th Tour de Romandie promises to be one of the most illuminating yet, with a world class field lining up at the start in Switzerland eager for WorldTour points and hoping to lay down some markers for the Grand Tours and the Tour of California, which are set to follow over the next couple of months. The six-stage race features time trials at the start and the end, with four challenging stages in between across the beautiful scenery of the French speaking region of the country and tough climbs also thrown in.

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