Stage 6: Vintage Greipel wins in Champagne country

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast, Uncategorized | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 6: Vintage Greipel wins in Champagne country’ on Audioboo After the madness of the cobbles, the Tour de France returned to (almost) normal with a victory for a big German sprinter. But it wasn’t Marcel Kittel this time but his compatriot Andre Greipel of Lotto-Belisol who won the sixth stage in Reims. […]

The Tour can be hard but it’s not war

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Top 10, Tour 2014, Uncategorized | No Comments

By Richard Moore in Arenberg George Orwell said that serious sport is war minus the shooting, but it isn’t, and I feel uncomfortable sometimes at the close links between sport and the military, as though they are two sides of the same coin. There has seemed in recent years to be a growing convergence between […]

Stage 5: The Tour’s descent into Hell

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast, Tour de France | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 5: The Tour’s descent into Hell’ on Audioboo In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the most thrilling and dramatic day of the 2014 Tour de France: stage five from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut. It was a stage that ended […]

Stage 4: Dave Brailsford opens up

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 4: Dave Brailsford opens up’ on Audioboo The latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar, features an exclusive and extensive interview with Sir Dave Brailsford, the Team Sky principal. Brailsford spent 45 minutes speaking to the podcast on the eve of the Tour, explaining his team selection, including the omission of Sir […]

Transfer tribulations

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Tour 2014, Tour de France | No Comments

by Lionel Birnie in Ypres The Tour de France has always been a commercial exercise, taking its riders off in pursuit of the money, particularly when it comes to hosting the increasingly lavish Grand Départ, which cost around £10 million to stage in Yorkshire. Towns and cities pay handsomely for the privilege of hosting a […]

Stage 3: Kittel the Giant conquers London

listen to ‘Stage 3 – Kittel the Giant conquers London’ on Audioboo As the Tour de France ended its sojourn on British roads the Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar discusses the third stage, from Cambridge to London, and looks back on the three memorable days of the Grand Départ. It was once again Marcel […]

Nibali’s brilliance the perfect pick-me-up

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Tour 2014, Tour de France | No Comments

by Daniel Friebe in London It was a day for Italians to rejoice, and there was a touching quaintness, an understated relish about the way Vincenzo Nibali’s countrymen greeted his performance in Sheffield. Ten years ago, after French, Italian was the dominant language in Tour press rooms. Only one foreign newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, […]

Stage 2: Nibali’s statement of intent

listen to ‘Stage 2: Nibali’s statement of intent’ on Audioboo The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar dissects an engrossing second stage of the Tour de France as well as reflecting on the loss of Mark Cavendish, who was forced to retire after his crash on day one. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe […]

The Tour goes on with a Cavendish-shaped hole

by Richard Moore in Sheffield In Leeds last Thursday Mark Cavendish looked ahead to the Tour de France and sought to play down the importance of stage one. The Tour is 21 days, he kept saying. It doesn’t end in Harrogate. Yet for him, sadly, it did. What a great pity that arguably the greatest […]

Stage 1: Cavendish’s crash and huge crowds

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 1: Cavendish's crash and huge crowds’ on Audioboo Stage one of the 101st Tour de France, from Leeds to Harrogate, is the subject of the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar. From the finish in Harrogate, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe analyse a dramatic finale, which saw Mark Cavendish […]