Stage 2 | Düsseldorf / Liège | Tour de France 2017

Jul 02, 2017, 07:56 PM

Stage two of the Tour de France took the riders from Germany into Belgium, where Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Francois Thomazeau convene to discuss the action and main talking points, from chaotic bunch sprints to controversial skinsuits.

We hear from Brian Holm, sports director of the stage winner, Marcel Kittel, and from Ben Swift, the British rider who was seventh.

The day’s heroes were Taylor Phinney and Yoann Offredo, the final two survivors of a breakaway that was only swept up in the final few kilometres. At the start in Dusseldorf Richard spoke to Phinney’s mother, Connie Carpenter-Phinney, the first women’s Olympic road race champion at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. As well as supporting her son, she has some pointed things to say about women’s cycling. We also hear from Phinney’s Cannondale-Drapac sports director, Charly Wegelius.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.

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