The Cycling News Podcast

Tour de France: Is Thomas the favourite and what next for Dumoulin’s future?

July 12, 2019


In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville - we ask whether Geraint Thomas has established himself as the favourite after his impressive performance on stage 6 of the Tour de France. The defending champion came into the Tour with questions over his form but he was the best of the yellow jersey contenders – albeit by a few seconds – on the first summit finish of this year’s race.

 We hear from the Welshman on that performance and his team boss Dave Brailsford.

 With further revelations over Tom Dumoulin’s likely split with Team Sunweb we ask what next for the WorldTour team? We listen to Michael Matthews on his struggles with leadership, and debate if Dumoulin’s rumoured move to Jumbo Visma is the right decision.

There’s also time to hear from former yellow jersey Julian Alaphilippe as we summarize the action from stages 6 and 7.

Don’t forget you can win a signed EF-Education First jersey from this year’s Tour de France. To be in with a chance just subscribe to our podcast on Itunes or Podbean. We’ll pick a winner later in the race.

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