VeloVoices Podcast 123: Dust and drama – Tour de France week 1

The first 9 stages of Tour de France 2018 went from Snoozeville to Bonkersville, with some hair-raising sprints in between. Midge, Euan and Kathi have a rollicking conversation while picking out some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the first week – and there’s a slight wine-fuelled cobbles rant … “Nobody puts Roubaix in a corner!” 

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Tour de France 2018: FINAL KM STAGES 1-9

First week of Le Tour and it’s the usual up-down-left-rightchaos. Nerves a-jangling for the GC favourites -take it as read there were incidents and accidents on every stage. Fast muscles a-twitching for the sprinters, and boy did they have a LOT of opportunities. And at the end of it all an appointment with the hallowed pavé at Roubaix for the Tour’s very own Sunday in Hell.
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Tour de France 2018 Stage 9 : Degs victorious in cobbled chaos

Holy Mary, Mother of God. We knew that the Roubaix stage of this Tour de France was going to be full on, but I don’t know if we expected it to be full-on bonkers! There were guys all over the road – sometimes on bikes, sometimes on their butts; there was the yellow jersey in a final breakaway; and there were tears – both happy and sad but both genuine. The GC was more stirred than shaken up but there were some big losses.

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