Tour de France stage 15 analysis: 2020 hindsight for Ineos

Egan Bernal (Ineos) suffered on the Grand Colombier
Egan Bernal (Ineos) suffered on the Grand Colombier (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Tour de France 2020 mobile game has users play as a team in yellow, who ride away from the rest of the bunch at ease to win stages. It's a familiar scenario - it's not quite what Jumbo-Visma have been able to do at this Tour, but on stage 15 they were able to distance the other super-squad at this year's race, Ineos Grenadiers, the team that were supposed to provide the opposition in this battle royale between yellow and navy blue. In the end, the battle hasn't materialised.

The Ineos Grenadiers' defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal lost over seven minutes to Primož Roglič today. To put that into context, the last time that a rider from Sky or Ineos didn't stand on the top step in Paris, David Cameron was Prime Minister, the concept of Brexit hadn't entered the popular consciousness, and the idea of a global pandemic was the subject of horror films, not reality.

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Adam Becket is the staff writer for Procycling magazine. Prior to covering the sport of cycling, he wrote about ecclesiastical matters for the Church Times and politics for Business Insider. He has degrees in history and journalism. A keen cyclist himself, Adam’s favourite race is the Tour of Flanders or Strade Bianche, and he can't wait to go to the Piazza del Campo for the end of the race one day.