VeloVoices Podcast 197: ‘Roglic should be banned from all ASO races’ (not really)

Kathi, Luke, Midge, Issie and Euan are here to run through the first full week of the 2022 Tour de France.

We celebrate the racing and the riders, there’s been so much to love this week and we’re here to love it.

From the riders who love to race, to the stages that delighted us, we celebrate it all.

Starring Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogacar, Bob Jungels, Thibaut Pinot, cobbles, hay bales and so much more.

We go through some great questions from Twitter and preview the big stages coming this week.

Obviously it wouldn’t be the VeloVoices podcast if we didn’t stray off piste with detours through rhyming slang, beaches and Mandela Day.

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Read all about it:

Tour Tweets of the Week 2022 : Magnificent Magnus, radical helmets and Kitten Kong

Tour de France 2022: Stage 4 – Wout flies solo to imperious victory

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 5 – Clarke conquers chaotic cobbles; others, not so much

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 6 – Pogacar storms Longwy for stage and yellow jersey

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 7 – Pogacar takes Super Planche

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 8 – Magificient Wout Wins in Lausanne

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 9 – Bob Jungels takes an EPIC solo win


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

Listen here:

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