VeloVoices Podcast 178: I just sit on the couch and shout at the TV like Elvis

The 2021 Tour de France just keeps on delivering and Chris, Kathi, Luke, Midge and Euan gather round the table to pull apart the second week of the race

  • Lots of love for Wout van Aert and his exploits
  • How do you solve a problem like Pogacar?
  • Mark Cavendish gets a whole lot of respect
  • And an update from Durango, home of Sepp Kuss

Plus Wild Man Wiggins, Cofidis’s Glorious Day and Luke takes aim at cycling royalty.

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Tour Tweets of the Week : Photography Special!

Tour de France 2021: Stage 10 – Cavendish closes in on record that-shall-not-be-named

Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 – Wout a day on Ventoux for van Aert

Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – Echelons and the stage winning attacks of Nils Politt

Tour de France 2021: Stage 13 – Mark Cavendish Ties Record, Belgian Boomer Unhappy

Tour de France 2021: Stage 14 – Give Bauke Mollema an inch and he’ll take a stage victory

Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Sepp Kuss takes flight in Andorra on a day of Jumbo gambles

 

Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Sepp Kuss takes flight in Andorra on a day of Jumbo gambles

Stage 15 was the start of the Pyrenees leg of this year’s Tour de France and the GC guys needed to do some attacking. Not necessarily to put Tadej Pogacar under pressure, but to separate themselves in the top 5. At the end of the day, the only team to have done something different was Jumbo-Visma, who pushed all the chips to the middle of the table and came away an exhilarating stage win for Sepp Kuss, some pox points and most combative rider for Wout van Aert and Jonas Vingegaard holding his own in the yellow jersey group and getting back onto the virtual GC podium. Did anyone gain any time on Pogacar? Did they hell …

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Tour de France 2021: Stage 14 – Give Bauke Mollema an inch and he’ll take a stage victory

Tour de France 2021 has already seen so much action, it would be easy to forget that this race only began two weeks ago. Each stage has had a unique story: there have been crashes galore, emotions by the truckload, and yesterday even witnessed history being made. But finally Stage 14 from Carcassonne to Quillan provided us with a conventional (and slightly dull) day in the saddle – and it almost felt like a relief!

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) shrewdly claimed the stage victory after attacking his breakaway companions on the penultimate descent of the day and steadily building an insurmountable lead. Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Sergio Higuita (EF Education-Nippo) rounded out the day’s podium. There was also a small shuffle in the general classification as Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) moves up from eighth to second place overall. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) remains untouchable in the maillot jaune.

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