Sky cyclist Bradley Wiggins yesterday cruised in with the bunch to win the Critérium du Dauphiné, his second consecutive victory in the race.
But more than that it means with his victories earlier in the season of the Paris-Nice and Tour of Romandie, he is the first cyclist in the sport to win the treble of the Paris-Nice, Romandie and Dauphiné.
Only two previously have done the Paris-Nice and Dauphiné double, both giants of the sport Eddy Merckx and Jaques Anquetil, two of the top three Grand Tour winners of all time with 19 between them. Each with 5 Tours de France, which they both won in the same season they did the Paris-Nice, Dauphiné double. Neither of them did that treble though.
Is it all set up for Bradley to follow in their footsteps?
With his Sky team-mate Michael Rogers coming in second, last years Vuelta runner up Chris Froome coming in 4th and Richie Porte squeaking in the to 10, it looks good. Just one question what will the presence of Mark Cavendish and his sprint title goals do to the how the team work?