In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing.
These include the battle for yellow and the key moments where Chris Froome opened time on his rivals, as well as Peter Sagan’s dominant hunt for green and a question of who – if anyone – can beat him in future years. There’s also an analysis of Froome’s challengers, and how some rode above expectations while others underperformed; Adam Yates’ impressive victory in the best young rider classification and a teammate explaining what may be his most important attribute; Stephen Roche’s tip for future Tour success; Sean Kelly’s view of two of the top guns from this year’s race; personal highlights from the race and much more.
Along with the on-the-ground crew, CyclingTips Podcast Host Elden Nelsen and U.S Editor Neal Rogers provide additional insight, including Tour analysis and parallels with the Brady Bunch.
In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator and audacious downhill attack; Alberto Contador’s unceremonious exit from the race; Dan Martin’s impressive riding; the return of Mark Cavendish; the phenom that is Peter Sagan; and the breakout ride from Adam Yates. And since they’re not at the race, Elden and U.S. Editor Neal Rogers must settle for the next-best thing — interrupting the recorded podcast from the boys in France to share their own opinions and get the last word on every topic.
In this first podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, Elden and U.S. Editor Neal Rogers discuss what it’s really like to cover the Tour de France as a journalist, while our team on the ground in France, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett, give context to pre-race interviews with Peter Sagan, Richie Porte, and Simon Gerrans. Also: Tejay van Garderen on sharing team leadership at BMC Racing, and Jonathan Vaughters on the recent Cannondale-Drapac partnership.