He cried on his wedding day and when he won the greatest prize in cycling, but listen to Geraint Thomas as you’ve never heard him before in this BeSpoke special. With his wife Sara alongside him, the 2018 Tour de France winner talks to Tom Fordyce about how he overcame mountains and a sore bum on the eve of the world’s biggest race to get the better of his teammate Chris Froome.
Is it game over for Cavendish?
In this week’s episode, Ben Croucher and the team discuss whether Mark Cavendish’s latest health problems will stop him breaking Eddy Merckx’s famous Tour de France record. They also discuss Chris Froome’s chances of winning the upcoming Tour of Britain, and ask if Simon Yates is learning from his mistakes at the Giro d’Italia to become a contender at the Vuelta a Espana.
Stage 17: A horrible climb, a happy Welshman and a rapid escape
On a mountain steeper and longer than Alpe D’Huez, Geraint Thomas takes an iron grip on the yellow jersey as Chris Froome cedes precious time and possible team leadership. Meanwhile, Tom and the team take a fruitless cable-car ride and encounter a frustrating buffering issue.
Is there a Plan G?
Geraint Thomas joins Tom Fordyce to chat about his win at the Criterium du Dauphine, his hopes for being a co-leader at the Tour de France, and his plans for the future.
Plus, Tom and the team assess the form of fellow Brit Mark Cavendish ahead of the Tour.
Stage 8: Is Froome losing his nerve?
As Chris Froome hits the deck again on Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia, Tom and Jeremy ask if the five-time Grand Tour winner is experiencing a run of bad luck, or if a great rider is starting to lose his way.
They look at whether the race leader Simon Yates can keep his cool in potentially tricky conditions in the coming days, and assess the potential of stage winner Richard Carapaz.