Inside the Tour of Britain
The latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast is a Tour of Britain special, with a Vuelta a Espana special to follow later this week.
Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie report from the Tour of Britain, analysing a thrilling race and looking at where, and how, it was won by Dylan van Baarle, a Dutch neo-pro on the Garmin-Sharp team.
We hear from van Baarle, his director Charly Wegelius, and there are interviews with the rider who was second, Michal Kwiatkowski, who rejects criticism of his team, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, for their failure to defend his yellow jersey, and the third-placed Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Wiggins, who won the time trial stage on the final day in London, reflects on what he insists could be his last stage race as a team leader before returning to the track. And he looks ahead to Jens Voigt’s attempt on the world hour record, hinting that he might have a go himself in the future.
We also hear from Alex Dowsett and Matthias Brandle, whose attack on the sixth stage to Hemel Hempstead provided one of many exciting twists to the latest Tour of Britain. It was a stage that Richard spent in the MTN-Quebeka team car, speaking to their directeur sportif, Michel Cornelisse.
As well as hearing about the South African squad’s plans as they prepare to move up a level with signings such as Edvald Boasson Hagen, our report from the MTN team car provides an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at what happens in the engine room of the race.
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