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.
Stage 18. The last mountain stage. A summit finish on Hautacam. Most likely, the last chance for Tadej Pogacar to take enough time from his rival Jonas Vingegaarde to make Stage 20’s time trial a possible replay of 2020. There was just about everything in this stage – from super domestiques cracking early to domestiques that cracked yesterday surging back into play. Attacks on a descent that bit the attacker on the ass. The attackee waiting for him so they could fight it out on the final climb together. In the end, Vingegaarde took the stage and pretty much clinched this year’s Tour. He also picked up the KOM jersey on the way.