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COVID-19 tests, Hirschi, Froome and GC analysis – Tour de France podcast

Stage 9 protagonists Marc Hirschi (Sunweb, right) – who spent most of the day solo in a breakaway – and eventual stage winner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates, left) greet each other ahead of stage 10 of the 2020 Tour de France
Stage 9 protagonists Marc Hirschi (Sunweb, right) – who spent most of the day solo in a breakaway – and eventual stage winner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates, left) greet each other ahead of stage 10 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we hear from Tour de France revelation Marc Hirschi (Sunweb), EF Pro Cycling sports director Charly Wegelius and four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Ineos Grenadiers) from Tirreno-Adriatico.

We also cover the breaking news from the Tour de France that saw race director Christian Prudhomme forced to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, and four team staff members from WorldTour squads sent home for the same reason after a huge effort to test everyone at the Tour on the first rest day.

Daniel Benson and Ed Pickering analyse the opening nine days of racing and dissect the top 10, and discuss how the next few days might play out.

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