Following confirmation that Chris Froome is to leave Team Ineos for Israel Start-Up Nation, we discuss the implications for the upcoming Tour de France.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe speculate on who Team Ineos will select as the team looks for an eighth Tour de France title in nine years. Will Froome make the final eight or not?

We also hear from Freddy Ovett, son of former Olympic champion middle-distance runner Steve, about his recent results on Zwift, including a stage win in the virtual Tour de France, we respond to a listener’s letter about Greg LeMond’s legacy and his reputation for innovation following our recent Friends of the Podcast episode about the 1990 Tour, and we briefly discuss the Everesting phenomenon.

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My first Tour de France
In the third episode of a four-part series for Friends of the Podcast, Daniel Friebe looks back at the end of Miguel Indurain’s reign in 1996 (the first Tour he watched on television) and the 2001 race, which was the first he covered as a journalist. To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to our website.

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