108: Stage 16 | Nîmes – Nîmes | Tour de France 2019

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108: Stage 16 | Nîmes – Nîmes | Tour de France 2019

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The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a loop into the stunning countryside around Nîmes. With so many aggressive days of racing behind them, and with the Alps to come, it was hardly surprising that the day felt like a transitional stage – even if the race didn’t actually transition anywhere. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau reflect on the stage as Nîmes celebrates summer and the Tour, before looking ahead to the final stages in the Alps. We hear from Marc Sergeant, the Lotto-Soudal boss who signed Ewan at the start of the season, and his former sports director Matt White, who let him go from Mitchelton-Scott. There’s also news of Jakob Fuglsang’s withdrawal from the race following a crash and reaction from his Astana team. François explains when and why you should walk out of a bar in the south of France, Richard talks to AP journalist John Leicester about why today’s stage had special significance for him and his family and there’s another exciting episode of Outside the Team Bus. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
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The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a loop into the stunning countryside around Nîmes. With so many aggressive days of racing behind them, and with the Alps to come, it was hardly surprising that the day felt like a transitional stage – even if the race didn’t actually transition anywhere. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau reflect on the stage as Nîmes celebrates summer and the Tour, before looking ahead to the final stages in the Alps. We hear from Marc Sergeant, the Lotto-Soudal boss who signed Ewan at the start of the season, and his former sports director Matt White, who let him go from Mitchelton-Scott. There’s also news of Jakob Fuglsang’s withdrawal from the race following a crash and reaction from his Astana team. François explains when and why you should walk out of a bar in the south of France, Richard talks to AP journalist John Leicester about why today’s stage had special significance for him and his family and there’s another exciting episode of Outside the Team Bus. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
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