The VeloNews Cycling Podcast 2
In this, the second VeloNews Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar, Andy Hood and Matt Beaudin join Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie on the rest day to recap the race so far and look ahead to the Alps and Pyrenees.
We discuss the impact of Alberto Contador's withdrawal on the race and comment on the absence of doping questions directed at Vincenzo Nibali compared to the barrage aimed at Chris Froome last year. What does this say about the Tour de France now?
And we assess the form of the two Americans who came to the race with high hopes of a good placing overall, Tejay Van Garderen and Andrew Talansky.