Philippa York's Tour de France analysis: The perfect riposte from Ineos Grenadiers

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It's a rare thing when two riders from the same team come to the finish of a race together at the Tour de France. The famous example is Bernard Hinault and Greg Lemond at Alpe d"Huez in 1986, a day where they dominated the Tour and their rivals. It was a historic ride.

Being at the very front of the race is something that Dave Brailsford has been used to for a long while, his team has imposed themselves at the Tour de France seemingly at will and so this year has been a stark lesson in dealing with disappointments. 

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