Tour de France 2018 | Stage 5 | Lorient – Quimper

Jul 11, 07:44 PM

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a tough, tricky and hilly stage through the Breton countryside that saw a familiar winner in Quimper.

World champion Peter Sagan won with a perfectly timed sprint on the final hill – it was his second stage win of the race – but he was pushed all the way by Bahrain-Merida rider Sonny Colbrelli. We hear from Colbrelli’s team manager Brent Copeland about his sprinter and also team leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Dan Martin of Ireland was in the top ten but he will be looking to tomorrow’s finish at Mûr de Bretagne. We hear from him about the race so far and the number of crashes that have occurred in the opening days.

We discuss the needle between breakaway companions Lilian Calmejane and Toms Skuijns, who took the king of the mountains jersey and look ahead to the second of two action-packed stages in Brittany.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport