A quick, aggressive eighth stage of the Tour de France could not have shaken up the final classification an excessive amount of however the toll will definitely inform on the riders. It was scorching, quick and, at occasions, brutal racing that many could pay the worth for within the coming days – maybe as early as tomorrow’s stage over the mountains to Chambéry.
On this packed episode of The Biking Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau report from the end line in Station des Rousses, the place they noticed Lilian Calmejane maintain on to win the stage in his first Tour de France, regardless of a bout of cramp within the closing kilometres.
We hear the response from his Direct Energie group earlier than ready to see if Juraj Sagan made it house contained in the time restrict. We additionally assess Workforce Sky’s ways and listen to from their sports activities director Nicolas Portal about why he rated it eight.5 or 9 out of ten by way of stress for his riders right this moment.
There’s the award of the primary Rapha Pédaleur de Charme t-shirt of this Tour and a welcome return of the Friebos File.
The Biking Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.