Stage 13 | Saint-Girons / Foix | Tour de France 2017
The shortest stage of the 2017 Tour de France was just 101 kilometres but it packed a punch. There were attacks from the moment the race left the neutralised zone.
And one of the riders who made the early early attack, Warren Barguil, ended up winning with a perfectly judged sprint. It meant that France had a victory on Bastille Day for the first time since 2005.
But the big story of the day was Team Sky’s tactics and in this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss whether they made the most of Mikel Landa, who got away with Alberto Contador and at one stage looked to be a threat to Fabio Aru’s yellow jersey.
We hear from Landa and his Team Sky sports director Nicolas Portal and boss Dave Brailsford. Plus there’s Daniel Martin, Contador’s Trek-Segafredo directeur sportif Steven De Jongh.
Finally, as it’s Bastille Day, François sings us out with a blast of La Marseillaise, which is not to be missed.
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