VeloVoices Podcast 198: It all comes down to the salt

Kathi, Luke, Midge, Issie, Chris and Euan join hands across the ocean to talk about a remarkable second week of the 2022 Tour de France.

  • Can Jonas Vinegegaard hold on for a maiden win? And why isn’t he a young rider?
  • Is Tadej Pogacar off the boil or does he have more to give?
  • Can Geraint Thomas and Romain Bardet get a result by stealth?

Midge pays tribute to an awesome week for her great Danes, Issie has some praise for an old favourite, Luke tries to get everyone excited about EF and Chris has some hot takes on Jonas.

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Tour Tweets of the Week : Chamois and poupees, Wout and Pog, Bob and Tibo

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 10 – Magnus Cort: mountain man of Megeve

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 11 – Jumbo break Pogacar, Vingegaard takes yellow

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 12 – Pidcock conquers Alpe d’Huez; Vingegaard stays in yellow

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 13 – Mads Pedersen plays smart and strong for the stage

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 14 – Matthews takes audacious stage win

Tour de France 2022 : Stage 15 – Philipsen sizzles to his first stage win


Tour de France 2022 : Stage 10 – Magnus Cort: mountain man of Megeve

Holy moly! WHAT a mind boggling day of racing on Stage 10 of the Tour de France. It started with the EF Education-Easypost bus getting stuck and ended with EF Pinkies mountain supremo, Magnus Cort, pipping Nick Schultz (Bike-Exchage-Jacvo) in a breathless sprint at Megeve. In between we had a swathe of positive covid tests, the mother of all battles to get the break of the day away, Lennard Kamna (BORA-hangrohe) moving to second on GC after it appeared race leader Tadej Pogacar didn’t want to let the yellow jersey go after all, oh – and a protest by climate change activists that held the race up for several minutes. The day after rest day is NEVER short on drama!

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

Stage four of the Tour de France saw Wout van Aert and his Jumbo-Visma raiders rip it up on the Cat4 Côte du Cap Blanc-Nez. Their searing attack put everyone on the backfoot – including their teammates- and out of that chaos flew van Aert, riding like the yellow-clad winged messenger of the cycling gods he is. He powered through the next 10km with a solo display of imperiousness, then flew over the finish line, arms outstretched and smile all over his face. Behind him Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Jasper Philipsen celebrated second in the bunch sprint, surely he could not have missed the glorious yellow taking the stage?? Christophe Laporte ensured two Jumbo-Visma on the stage podium. The only change on GC is that Wout now has even more seconds over his rivals.

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