Episode 6: On Sunday The Tour de France stage started in Pau, home town of Nicolas Portal, who passed away suddenly in March aged just 40.
This episode of Kilometre 0 remembers Portal with Vincent Lavenu, the AG2R sports director who helped him switch from mountain biking to road racing. We also hear from Team Ineos principal Dave Brailsford and CEO Fran Millar, who talk about the kind, sensitive person who leaves a big void in the team, and from Pavel Sivakov who Portal persuaded to join the team.
Despatches from our team of audio diarists will appear throughout our Tour de France coverage as well as in Kilometre 0.
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, the app for riding, training and racing at home. Kilometre 0 is a 15-part series published on weekday mornings during the Tour de France.
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