The Cycling News Podcast

Tour de France review: Bernal, Thomas, Brailsford and Kruijswijk

July 28, 2019

It’s Sunday morning, the day after the penultimate stage of this year’s Tour de France and the race is heading to Paris with Egan Bernal in yellow and Geraint Thomas and Steven Kruijswijk rounding out the podium after Vincenzo Nibali won stage 20 to Val Thorens.

 In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful,  Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville we hear from a triumphant Dave Brailsford, Kruijswijk, Thomas, and Dan Martin.

 We look back at the final stage in the Alps and discuss the how, where and why in relation to Bernal’s win as well Team Ineos’ seventh Tour title in eight years. Geraint Thomas opens up about his difficult year and his hopes for the future and Brailsford flicks on the power point to talk strategy.

 There’s debate over whether Jumbo Visma have what it takes to win the Tour and if leaving Dylan Gronewegen at home next season would give them a better chance, and Dan Martin gives his reasoning as to why his Tour de France never really got going.

 It’s our last podcast from the Tour de France so we also talk highlights and lowlights, including Pinot, Alaphilippe, hotel, Patrick Lefevere, Bardet and McDonald’s.