Watershed Tour de France team at Ineos and rider safety – Podcast

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) is assisted with his yellow jersey after taking the race lead after stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France in Tignes. In 2020, only one female hostess and one male host will take part in the Tour’s podium protocol
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In this week’s podcast episode, we hear from Peter Sagan (opens in new tab), Nicholas Roche and Tom Dumoulin (opens in new tab), while we also have an exclusive interview with George Bennett from Jumbo Visma. 

We debate the merits of the Team Ineos (opens in new tab) Tour de France squad and the possible implications of leaving both Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas at home on the sofa. We analyse the depth within Jumbo-Visma, and ask whether Ineos are rattled by the Dutch team’s recent performances.

We hear from George Bennett (opens in new tab) on the strength at Jumbo-Visma and how the Kiwi is adamant that he will improve ahead of the Tour de France. 

Dumoulin and Roche talk to us about rider safety and the questions facing the CPA after a string of major crashes and incidents, while we also hear from Peter Sagan at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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