In our 105th episode, Midge waxes lyrical about the Criterium du Dauphine, Kathi flies through the Tour de Suisse and Chris confesses his wish to be Peter Sagan‘s baby. (Yes, really …) After we get that shocking piece of information out of the way, we turn our attention to the riders and stages we’re looking forward to at this year’s Tour de France. Then while giving well-deserved shout-outs to the new batch of national champions, news of the finish of the US race comes through to whoops and hollers all round! #WEWEREEXCITE!
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It’s a BMC podium clean sweep as Rohan Dennis takes the final time trial. Top three overall remains unchanged as Katusha-Alepcin’s Simon Spilak does the Tour de Suisse double. The KOM podium outdoes all expectations with an outbreak of antlers!
It’s the Tour de Suisse and, as usual, we’ve enjoyed beautiful scenery, a variety of stage winners and leader’s jersey wearers, riders scrapping to secure their Tour de France slots, yet more Peter Sagan stage wins and, more importantly, a hard-fought nip-and-tuck battle for the overall win (for the second time) by Simon Spilak. After steadily gaining ground in the days leading up to Friday’s queen stage, he struck out solo with 8km remaining to take both stage victory and the leader’s jersey with nearly a minute’s advantage, which he held over the next two stages. Damiano Caruso, who wore the leader’s jersey for two days, and Steven Kruijswijk rounded out the final podium.