Tour of Britain
Lionel reports back on his stint at the Tour of Britain, celebrates the Classic-esque quality of the Great Orme, and asks if there's a way to Wout van Aert-proof a week-long stage race.
Plus we hear from Dan Martin, who announced his retirement on the eve of the race, and look back at his legacy of grand tour stage wins and Monument victories.
We also discuss the European Championships, won in impressive fashion by Sonny Colbrelli. Where does that put the Italian on the list of favourites for the World Championships next month? And what does his second-place finish say about Remco Evenepoel?
Finally, we talk about Miguel Angel Lopez and weigh up the likelihood of the Colombian switching back Astana after his remarkable withdrawal from the Vuelta a España as a podium place slipped away from him on the penultimate day.
Friends of the Podcast: listen out for Lionel's Tour of Britain episode (which currently does not have the working title Notes from a Small Island). It will be released next month, after the conclusion of the World Tour season.
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