After the drama of Sunday’s mountain stage to Chambéry came the rest day and then a stage that could almost be described as a rest day on bikes.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau we hear from the breakaway king Yoann Offredo, who was frustrated at his long, fruitless ride with only one man for company, and had a few ideas to persuade more riders to try to escape the peloton.

The stage was won by Marcel Kittel – his fourth of this Tour – and we ask whether he can make that five, six or even seven by the time the race reaches Paris. We also hear from another German sprinter, Rudiger Selig of Bora-Hansgrohe who was fourth at the finish in Bergerac.

There’s also an appearance by Daniel Friebe and a brief poll of sports directors about whether the general classification contenders should have waited when Chris Froome had his mechanical problem on Sunday.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.