There were laughs, there were tears, there was cheering, there were kisses. It was the last week of the 2019 Tour de France and it had everything you could possibly want. And we’ve got a very poignant, tear-jerking Twitter clips of Egan Bernal, Julian Alaphilippe, Thibaut Pinot, plus loads of wonderful memories. Thank you to everyone who has made this year’s Tour Tweets of the Week so much fun to put together!
Kathi, Luke, Midge and Euan look back at the 2019 Tour de France with the help of the mystical VeloVoices bidon.
- Which team causes Midge to wax lyrical (when she can stop laughing!)
- Which team uses a Magic 8 Ball to work out their tactics?
- Which team is Luke in a bad mood with?
- And which team does Kathi refuse to even discuss?
This podcast does feature some extended sequences of laughter which may cause listeners of a grouchy nature some unpleasantness.
In a shortened Stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France, it was as if the whole preceding three weeks had been a dream, a beautiful dream. For today, it was business as usual with the longed-for attackity finale reverting to the hard tempo riding on the yellow jersey group that fans have had to suffer through for the previous six Tours. Once Julian Alaphilippe well and truly cracked on the climb, it felt like the riders were just going through the motions. Vincenzo Nibali‘s solo win atop the HC Val Thorens saved the Italian’s July and there was a frisson of excitement when he nearly ran out of steam in the final kilometre with a metronomic peloton on the chase, but was the only memorable thing about this stage was that … nothing really happened?