Stage 19 Lourdes – Laruns | Tour de France 2018

Jul 27, 08:13 PM

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau analyse the final mountain stage of the Tour de France that crossed the Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque before a hair-raising descent into Laruns.

It was an absorbing, action-packed stage with an impressive performance from several teams – notably LottoNL-Jumbo, who set up Primoz Roglic for the stage win, and Team Sky, who enabled Geraint Thomas to extend his overall lead by another six seconds after he sprinted to second place on the stage.

We assess the way the tactics played out on the mountains, find out from Ian Boswell why Katusha were so active on the Tourmalet and weigh up how the time trial will go tomorrow.

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