After an exciting and unpredictable opening segment of the 100th Tour, Chris, Kathi and Tim discuss a week which brought us ‘Bus-gate’ and the shocking collapse of Team Sky – which we’ve christened Skyfall – on the 007th day of the 007th month. (See what we did there?)
There had been high hopes that the peloton would be blown apart by echelons, causing fans and riders both heartbreak and schadenfreude in equal measure. The Tour-defining echelon splits would then be followed by a bunch sprint with a Mark Cavendish win. Guess what? Only one out of three happened. Continue reading →
South African Daryl Impey has taken over from Orica-GreenEDGE teammate Simon Gerrans as race leader at the Tour de France. He’s the first African rider ever to wear the leader’s jersey at any of the three grand tours.
The 28-year-old is the reigning South African national time trial champion, winning the title for the second time back in February. He has previously won the overall at the Tour of Turkey (2009) – despite being pushed into a barrier by Theo Bos – as well as stages at the Tour of the Basque Country (two) and Bayern-Rundfahrt.