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Sep 20, 2020

Was is a two crepe Tour? A three-crepe? 

The Tour is over, and we loved it. Thanks for coming along with us. 

Sep 19, 2020

It all comes down to this. Primoz Roglic had 57 seconds on Tadej Pogacar. Was it enough?

Plus, the Giro Rosa ends in spectacular fashion, and we hear from Brodie Chapman on the final stage. 

Sep 18, 2020

With both stage honors and a green jersey battle on the minds of the world's strongest one-day racers, stage 19 of the Tour turned into a mini Classic in the final 40km. We break down the action, give Sunweb some props, and wonder what CCC is up to. 

The Giro Rosa is wide open after the unfortunate injury and departure of Annemiek van Vleuten. 

Sep 17, 2020

The last true mountain stage of this Tour de France saw a few attempts but not great movement at the top of the GC, and a heartwarming 1-2 finish for an Ineos that hasn't had the best Tour thus far. 

Sep 16, 2020

The Col de la Loze did not disappoint. The narrow, steep final climb of stage 17 set the GC race alight, and may have clinched the win for Primoz Roglic. 

Plus, Marianne Vos won her third stage and the Giro Rosa and we hear from 2nd place on the day, Hannah Barnes. 

Sep 15, 2020

Egan Bernal was in the gruppetto today, but was that on purpose? Will he go for stage wins? We discuss the defending champion's chances and much more.

Today's Giro Rosa segment includes a diary from Hannah Barnes, who has a few tricks up her sleeve for dealing with race hotels. 

Sep 13, 2020

Wout van Aert was impressive, Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar showed they are the men to beat, and Egan Bernal had un jour sans. We dig into what it means headed into the last week of the Tour de France.

At the Giro Rosa, Vos showed her strength and the coming days look incredibly difficult. We hear from diarist Ruth Winder on the tough third stage. 

Sep 12, 2020

Sunweb showed once again that it's the most aggressive and cohesive stage hunting team in this Tour de France. The triple punch into Lyon gave them yet another victory. 

Plus we have a report from a gravel-filled Giro Rosa and a look toward Sunday's Tour massive mountain stage. 

Sep 11, 2020

The Giro Rosa kicked off today, and we have a report from Abby and diary from Ruth Winder in today's episode. 

In France, the Tour saw two races in one, among breakaway riders and the GC. Who came out on top? We break it down. 

Sep 10, 2020

He did it. After two close calls, Marc Hirschi finally stayed away, taking his first Tour de France stage win, which also happened to be his first pro victory. 

We discuss the brilliant tactics of his Sunweb team and look ahead to tomorrow, one of the hardest stages of the entire Tour. 

Sep 9, 2020

A sprint stage at the Tour de France, and drama after the finish. Peter Sagan made himself some room on the right side of the final 100 meters, and the maneuver got him relegated, with big implicates in the fight for the green jersey. 

Did he deserve it? Your podcast hosts are almost in agreement... except for one of them. 

Sep 8, 2020

The echelons never really came on stage 10, but the sprinters delivered their own brand of excitement. The tight, twisty route led to numerous crashes and a furious finale. We break down the sprint and look ahead to tomorrow. 

Sep 6, 2020

Young Tadej Pogacar once again proved he's willing to attack. Primoz Roglic looked calm and collected. His team, Jumbo-Visma, is just strong enough. The French are still close. And Egan Bernal is coming around. 

There's lots to talk about in our final episode from the first week of the Tour. 

Sep 5, 2020

It was a Tomsultuous, chaotic, brilliant stage at the Tour de France. The first day in the Pyrenees saw a series of hard attacks, with no team fully able to control the GC group, plus a successful breakaway containing a certain fiancée of one of our podcast hosts.

We break down the day's tactics and discuss how the race for yellow is looking after the first day in the high mountains. 

Sep 4, 2020

Echelons! Lots of them. We discuss how they form, why they're so hard, who gained and who lost on the most frenetic stage of the Tour de France thus far. 

Plus, a look ahead to the Pyrenees, picks from the Secret Pro, Rigoberto Uran on a camel, and Bauke Mollema's second-hand peanut butter. 

This episode is brought to you by Trek and #GoByBike.

Sep 3, 2020

It wasn't the most thrilling stage, despite an uphill finish. Is there a truce in the peloton? Or are they just scared of week three?

Trek-Segafredo's Ruth Winder joins us to look ahead to the Giro Rosa and José Been includes a bridge in her stage 7 lesson. 

This episode is brought to you by Syncros. 

Sep 2, 2020

A largely uneventful stage wrapped up with a fantastic sprint and a bit of controversy when it was announced that Julian Alaphilippe would lose his yellow jersey after taking a feed within the final 20km. 

We have EF's Jonathan Vaughters on the episode to discuss that incident (the same thing happening to Rigoberto Uran a few years ago) and the GC race as a whole. 

José Been is back with another lesson and Abby and Shoddy show you what it's like at the start line these days. 

Sep 1, 2020

The first GC battle is now behind us. Did we learn anything?

José Been joins us today to analyze the race. Roglic looked good, Carapaz looked bad, Bernal looked questionable, and Shoddy's favorite Frenchman put in a late dig. 

Plus, a story of Guillaume Martin's drinking exploits and a food and wine tour of tomorrow's stage.

Aug 31, 2020

A mostly uneventful stage ended in a furious sprint finish defined by a nasty headwind. It took patience and more than a little daring to pull off the victory. 

Then, James joins us for a Nerd Alert on clinchers (with tubes!) at the Tour. 

Plus, we hear from the Secret Pro ahead of the first uphill finish of this Tour de France. 

Today's episode is brought to you by Flobikes.

Aug 30, 2020

Julian Alaphilippe is at it again. 

The Frenchman took yellow a stage earlier this year than last - it took him until stage 3 in 2019 - but the week ahead looks favorable for a long defense. Can he do it? Do we need to become Alabelievers, once again? 

Plus, a more detailed look at yesterday's crashes, a top stage 3 tip from the Secret Pro, and much more. 

Aug 29, 2020

It was a somewhat surprising podium for the first stage of the Tour de France, led by the elder statesman of the sprinters, Alexander Kristoff. 

It was a day full of crashes, and though most of the GC favorites stayed upright many of their domestiques did not. 

At La Course, an expected sprint didn't play out that way, and we dig into why. 

Finally, the Secret Pro sends over his tip for Stage 2. 

Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the first Tour Daily episode, coming to you from an Airbnb in Nice (and elsewhere. Thanks, COVID). 

In this final episode before the Tour kicks off, we run through the route, key stages, plus make some picks for the most important competition, the race for the Maillot Sable. 

Plus, we get a stage 1 pick from the Secret Pro. 

Aug 25, 2020

The 2020 Tour de France is an Alps-heavy route with eight mountain-top finishes and one crucial mountain time trial. It begins in Nice, takes a quick dip into the Alps, then runs west for a brief stint in the Pyrenees. That’s followed by a long slog across the middle of France, highlighted by a massive uphill finish at Puy Mary. The last week bounces around in the Alps and leads into a time trial finishing on La Planche des Belles Filles for the penultimate stage.

Who's going to win? 

Aug 18, 2020

We're less than two weeks from the start of the Tour de France. The Dauphine is behind us, but didn't answer many of the questions we had when it started. GC favorites are injured. Young riders are rising. We dig into the race, plus the crashes at Lombardia, and look ahead to the Tour. 

You know what really grinds James's gears? Water bottles. 

Aug 12, 2020

Jumbo-Visma is on a tear. Can they hold on to that form? 

Plus, we dissect the Tour of Poland crash, Dylan Groenewegen's level of fault, and what the race organizer should have done differently. 

Transfer season is in full swing. What do the major moves mean for both the riders and their new teams?

This week's Nerd Alert discusses the regional specificity of gravel tires, and the best way to find a tire that works for your part of the world. 

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