Stage 13 Bourg d’Oisans – Valence | Tour de France 2018

Jul 20, 08:09 PM

Today’s stage of the Tour de France was the calm after the storm. Alpe d’Huez had claimed one notable victim – with fourth-placed Vincenzo Nibali having to pull out of the race after a crash caused by catching his bike on a spectator’s camera strap.

We ask what the Tour can do to keep the riders safe but retain the atmosphere of the race.

With Peter Sagan winning his third stage of the Tour, we also ask whether something needs to be done to avoid a scenario where several top sprinters fail to make it through the mountains.

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