Stage 7 | Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges | Tour de France 2017

Jul 07, 2017, 07:52 PM

One of the closest finishes in Tour de France history meant that the winner could not be determined by the naked eye or even the finish line photograph. Instead, the jury had to look at enhanced pictures to give the victory to Marcel Kittel, by a margin of just six milimetres over Edvald Boasson Hagen.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the stage finish and Kittel’s third victory of this Tour. We hear from Boasson Hagen and also his mum, who had arrived in France just in time to see her son pipped. We also hear from Quick Step’s Brian Holm and Patrick Lefevere.

There’s a discussion about andouillette, the traditional sausage made from tripe and the speciality of Troyes, and a chat with Lotto-Soudal domestique Lars Bak about the long, tiring job of chasing a break all day.

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