Tour de France 2022 : Stage 16 – Hugo Houle solos to emotional first victory

Let his palmares show that Hugo Houle‘s first professional victory came on Stage 16, Tour de France 2022. In a day for the tactical deployment of teammates, the Israel-PremierTech Canadian flew solo from the break of the day with 40km to go, dug deep on Mur de Peguere and kept his cool on the testing descent to come across the line with a salute to the brother he lost to a hit-and-run incident ten years ago. Behind him, Valentin Maduous (Groupama- FDJ) pipped Houle’s teammate and fellow Canadian, Michael Woods. Behind THEM the GC podium remains unchanged due to Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) repelling all of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) attacks. Underneath the podium, it’s all shaken and stirred with Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) moving up to fourth and Romain Bardet (Team DSM) dropping from fourth to ninth. Continue reading

Tour Tweets of the Week 2022 : All the feels and some immodest riding

Another bonkers week at the Tour de France – and we have it all and then some. From the always amazing Gruber galleries to the emotion-choked interviews and L’Equipe front pages to Pog amis, Rog love and Wout express. 

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VeloVoices Podcast 198: It all comes down to the salt

Kathi, Luke, Midge, Issie, Chris and Euan join hands across the ocean to talk about a remarkable second week of the 2022 Tour de France.

  • Can Jonas Vinegegaard hold on for a maiden win? And why isn’t he a young rider?
  • Is Tadej Pogacar off the boil or does he have more to give?
  • Can Geraint Thomas and Romain Bardet get a result by stealth?

Midge pays tribute to an awesome week for her great Danes, Issie has some praise for an old favourite, Luke tries to get everyone excited about EF and Chris has some hot takes on Jonas.

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Tour Tweets of the Week : Chamois and poupees, Wout and Pog, Bob and Tibo

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 10 – Magnus Cort: mountain man of Megeve

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 11 – Jumbo break Pogacar, Vingegaard takes yellow

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 12 – Pidcock conquers Alpe d’Huez; Vingegaard stays in yellow

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 13 – Mads Pedersen plays smart and strong for the stage

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 14 – Matthews takes audacious stage win

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 15 – Philipsen sizzles to his first stage win