Richard, Lionel and François answer your questions about the Tour de France before saying their final goodbyes to an extraordinary 106th edition of the race.

There are a few bonus interviews too. We hear from the newly recruited Deceuninck Quick Step Press Officer, Phil Lowe, on his experience of the Tour as ‘bodyguard’ to Julian Alaphilippe, and Jumbo-Visma Sports Director Merijn Zeeman, about Steven Kruijswijk’s maiden Grand Tour podium.

We also reveal the winner of our Austin Cycles AC ATTO competition.

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