Winning a week-long stage race should be a cause for celebration, not speculation. Which makes us ask: How the hell can we not love the one-week wonders?
Episode 121 sees Euan and Midge take the hot seats for a raucous run-down on one week stage racing – definitely NOT just warm-up races for three weeks in July! We get antsy about team time trials. Shocked by an attacking Nairo Quintana. Ponder the whereabouts of Adam Yates middle name and Euan lives dangerously regarding his views on certain Danes!
It was a big win for Richie Porte (BMC) as he took the GC in the 2018 edition of Tour de Suisse, a race which shared many traits with last week’s Criterium du Dauphiné, that other Tour de France warm-up race. There was a decisive team time trial, some big climbing battles and some tantalising glimpses of form. Let the recap begin!