The opening stage of this most unusual Tour de France turned out to be a strange day, befitting this most peculiar year.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Nice to recap a stage won by the veteran Norwegian Alexander Kristoff, who last won a stage on the Champs-Élysées a couple of years ago.
With rain falling in Nice for the first time in a couple of months the roads were like glass and a number of crashes led to some of the riders calling for a truce – a truce that Astana briefly ignored.
In this episode we hear from some of the audio diarists who will be taking us inside the Tour de France bubble. Pavel Sivakov of Ineos Grenadiers talks about his brutal introduction to the race, Lukas Pöstlberger reacts to the conditions on the road, EF Pro Cycling sports director Tom Southam on the Covid-19 protocols and Michael Mørkøv about tomorrow’s stage two.
Plus we play out with Doctor Octave’s song Giants of the Road.
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