VeloVoices Podcast 191: The one with the Jack Daniels Pulled Pork

There’s a full house round the VeloVoices table as Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan get together to look at the recent racing and preview the first Grand Tour of the year.

  • Remco Remcoed, Midge picks over Liege-Bastogne-Liege
  • Throwback time at the Tour of the Alps with Romain Bardet winning and Thibaut Pinot not winning, then also winning
  • The beautiful Giro d’Italia is on the way, we pick out our riders to watch
  • Also on the Giro, Kathi gives you the definitive guide as to which days you should be working from home so as not to miss the big action

The cycling chat has to fit in around talk of grocery deliveries, office disruptions and hen parties*

*If you are listening outside the UK, Issie does provide a translation

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Tour de France 2020 : Stage 8 – Peters solos to win, Yates clings to yellow

In his debut Tour, Nan Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) soloed to victory from the day’s break on stage 8 of the Tour de France, ahead of runner-up Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) and third-placed Carlos Verona (Movistar). Today’s short but challenging stage in the Pyrenees also saw a shake-up on GC. It was a particularly bitter-sweet day for the French as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), suffering from an injury sustained on the opening day, lost touch with the peloton on the penultimate climb. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceunick-QuickStep) and Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) were dropped on the Col de Peyresourde while Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Emirates) clawed back some of the time he lost yesterday. Despite this, no jerseys changed hands and race leader Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) hangs onto yellow.

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Tour de France 2020 : Stage 1 – Kristoff storms to a rain-soaked sprint victory

It was the first stage of the 2020 Tour de France in sunny Nice. Except it wasn’t sunny – heavy rain turned the roads as slippery as ice and riders went down left, right and centre. A rider-led neutralisation of the final descent was the calm before a scrappy sprint finish, won in storming style by UAE Emirates’ Alexandre Kristoff, putting him in yellow for the first time in his career. But that was almost the least surprising thing about the stage.

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