VeloVoices Podcast 163: Plan B, plan C, plan for jackets, plan for small horses

Kathi, Midge and Euan get together after a week of two simultaneous grand tours and try to have coherent thoughts!

  • Have Ineos really reinvented cycling to win the Giro? (clue: no)
  • Sunweb and Quickstep impress the hell out of us.
  • How hard is it to put on a jacket?
  • What next for the “old-timers”?
  • Can the Vuelta get any more nuts?

From Jai to Joao and from Hugh Carthy to horses, we manage to cover it all* as the action moved between Italy and Spain.

*we maybe spent about ten seconds discussing the actual winner of the Giro.

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Reviews

You’re race reviews are here:

Giro d’Italia:

Stage 16

Stage 17

Stage 18

Stage 19

Stage 20

Stage 21

Vuelta a Espana:

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Tweets of the Week

 

Giro d’Italia 2020 : Stage 21 – Ganna takes the stage; Geoghegan Hart takes the trophy

After the high drama in the high mountains this last week, it came down to a time trial to settle the maglia rosa. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the winner of the stage – by a smackdown 32sec – was Filippo Ganna (Ineos). And, as much as there were people out there who wanted a Jai Hindley win (although you wouldn’t know if you were listening to Eurosport), it was no surprise that Tao Geoghegan Hart unseated the Sunweb rider to raise the beautiful Trofeo Senza Fine. Wilco Kelderman took the third step of the podium.

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Giro d’Italia 2020 : Stage 20 – Second stage for Tao as he and Jai tie

We knew it was going to be close. Three weeks of racing in the 2020 Giro d’Italia – chills and spills and thrills – and we have the maglia rosa decided on the final day. It is all up for grabs. At the end of Stage 20, it was mano a mano between Tao Geoghegan Hart from Ineos and Jai Hindley from Sunweb. Jai took some intermediate sprint seconds and TGH won the stage. And it is now a dead heat going into tomorrow’s ITT.

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