In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe analyse the route for the 2015 Tour de France, which was revealed in Paris this week.

They discuss the Classic flavour to the opening week, with crosswinds, cobbles and the Mur de Huy on the menu.

Daniel talks us through the mountains of the Pyrenees and Alps and they discuss the reintroduction of time bonuses and the changes to the points competition.

And they discuss Chris Froome’s assertion that he might opt for the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana instead of the Tour.