VeloVoices Podcast 196: I Don’t Like Bridges At The Best Of Times

Kathi, Luke, Midge and Euan are here to run through the Grand Depart stages of the 2022 Tour de France.

From horrible helmets, through gilet gaffes to  KC and the Sunshine Band we bring you the good, the bad and the ugly from Denmark

Questions under discussion:

  • Will Kathi ever warm to Yves Lampaert?
  • Is Rigoberto Uran a genuine GC contender?
  • Why do we always fall for the echelons hype?
  • Does Denmark have mountains?

There’s views, debates and laughs along the way. And if you’re on Twitter let us know who we should be following on @Velovoices

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Stage 1 review : Yves Lampaert takes a surprise yellow

Stage 2 review : Feel good win for Jakobsen while Wout slips into yellow

Stage 3 review : Groenewegen’s return; Wout stays in yellow

 

Tour de France 2022: Stage 2 – Feel-good win for Jakobsen while Wout slips into yellow

The second stage of the 2022 Tour de France hit the open roads and bridges of Denmark. Much chaos was predicted, but the racing was quite straightforward, though marred by a number of nervous crashes. QuickStep Alpha Vinyl’s Fabio Jakobsen took a feel-good sprint win, while Jumbo Visma’s Wout van Aert came second on the stage, enough to bag him the leader’s yellow jersey.

How it went down

Oh, Denmark, you tried. You served up some potential peril at the start of this race. Yesterday, you treated the riders to a soggy and sinuous time trial course and today coastal roads, crosswinds and the biggest bridge known to (Danish) mankind was on offer. We should know better by now, shouldn’t we? The more a stage is hyped up to have epic potential, the more likely it is to be… well… a bit dull. The crosswinds didn’t cross hard enough, the bridge looked great but didn’t provide decisive action. It all came down to a fairly bog-standard sprint finish.

Things that did happen

There’s no sport like cycling for paying tribute to its own. It’s been less than a year since Chris Anker Sorensen was killed after being hit by a van while riding his bike

VeloVoices Podcast 195: The Tunnel Full of Glory

Kathi, Luke, Midge and Euan return to chat over all things cycling.

We romp through the Dauphine, the Tour de Suisse, the Tour of Slovenia and more. Plus, we reflect on what a weird time for racing it is at the moment.

Then it’s the big Tour de France preview. Who’s going to win it? Who’s grabbing the green jersey? Which stages are must watch ones?

Midge guides us through the Grand Depart in her beloved Denmark and makes our mouth water with the action that is on the cards.

Listen to find out which rider is causing one of us medical issues, why the Dauphine is a race like no other and whether a tunnel in Switzerland is better than a bridge in Denmark.

 

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