On the penultimate mountain state of the Vuelta a España there was a win for a team who lost not one, not two, but three leaders, and a shuffling of the pack behind race leader Primoz Roglic.

Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage and Orla Chennaoui joins Richard to debrief yesterday’s thrilling crosswinds stage. We hear from Roglic’s sports director Addy Engels and two of revelations of the race, Tadej Pogecar and Carl Frederik Hagen. There are also interviews with Lawson Craddock, Wout Poels, Rafal Majka and the latest audio diaries from James Knox and Nick Schultz.

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The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour 2019
In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go to https://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events

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