Kathi, Issie and Euan have made it to Paris and rake through an amazing Tour de France.
What gave Jonas Vingegaard the edge over everyone else?
How does Tadej Pogacar regroup and come back stronger following this defeat?
What’s the Grand Tour future for the once all-conquering INEOS?
We go over the stages, the riders and the teams that caught our attention. Issie shares her thoughts on who might be leaving INEOS, Kathi reveals how stealth Wout helped to seal the race and Euan solves all UAE‘s problems with one easy solution.
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It’s going to be a short but sweet recap of Stage 21 of the 2022 Tour de France. Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck took the final sprint by a country mile. Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Alexander Kristoff (Intermarche-Wanty-Goubert) took second and third respectively. Jonas Vingegaard came across the line with his Jumbo team, winning the maillot jaune, with Tadej Pogacar (UAE) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) in second and third respectively. The green jersey was won by Wout van Aert, the KOM is another jersey for Vingegaard, and the young rider’s jersey stays with Pogacar.Ineos Grenadiers win the Team Classification and van Aert was awarded the Super Combativity Award.
Here’s a new tourism slogan: You want drama, go to the Pyrenees. For drama it was on Stage 17 of the Tour de France with a short short short stage (130km) that had some steep steep steep climbs. With only two UAE teammates able to ride for him, Tadej Pogacar decided to deploy them as if he had a whole train of domestiques. And Mikkel Bjerg and Brandon McNulty rode like ten men, putting everyone in difficulty for what seemed to be hours until it was just McNulty, Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard on the way to the summit finish. Pogacar and Vingegaard sprinted for the line, with Pog taking his third stage win of this Tour. Vingegaard, however, was on his wheel and gave him no gap at all – the top three GC places saw no change and none of the jerseys changed hands.