Bernal's collapse, Jungels on Higuita, and when is the right time to ask doping questions – Tour de France podcast

Team Ineos rider Colombias Egan Bernal R climbs the Grand Colombier pass behind the leaders group during the 15th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 175 km between Lyon and Grand Colombier on September 13 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images
Egan Bernal suffers on the climb of the Grand Colombier (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello – we look back at the critical stage 15 of the Tour de France (opens in new tab) and hear from Egan Bernal (opens in new tab) and Bob Jungels.

We look at where things went wrong for Ineos Grenadiers (opens in new tab) in this year’s Tour de France and where they go next. 

The top-ten on GC in the race has taken shape but Tadej Pogačar is breathing down Primož Roglič’s neck as the race heads into the Alps, and we play out where the race could be won and who else might challenge for a step on the podium.

Jungels talks about the incident in which he crashed Sergio Higuita out of the race and we also hear from Geraint Thomas who finished on the podium in Tirreno-Adriatico.

Finally, we ask, ‘when is the right time to ask questions relating to doping?’ 

This topic took centre stage on the rest-day when Michael Rasmussen accused a journalist of raising a stupid question in which Roglič was asked why his performances should be believed. The perfectly reasonable question may have caused a stir for some but we debate the delicate nature of asking tough questions and elaborate on why cyclists are asked about the topic in the first place.

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