How The Race Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 17-21

Jul 26 2016

And with this final TdF video for Week 3, the 2016 Tour is a wrap. Be sure to check out the episodes 1, 2, 3 and the preview video as well.

As always, huge thanks to Scott and CyclingTips for making it happen. Shirt by me.

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5 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 17-21”

  1. Rux 27 July 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Cosmo, epic HTRWW as always! Missing your recaps of all the smaller races!

    Btw, at 5:04 – Direct Energie… not Dimension Data 🙂

    Love the good work on these videos, honestly wish you had more time(/money?) to do more of them.

    All the best.

    • cosmo 27 July 2016 at 2:12 pm #

      Ugh—I know. Too many teams that start with D. Also there’s some dispute over the identity of the Trek rider on Stage 19—the socks don’t match for Mollema, CVV said it was Schleck in an NBC recap and the Sporza guys said Zubeldia. I’m leaning toward Sporza on this. But thanks for the support!

      • Steven pearson 1 August 2016 at 1:59 am #

        Stetina confirmed it was Zubeldia

  2. Glen 31 July 2016 at 6:16 am #

    You are so right about the back-loaded Tour route and the lack of inspired riding to try to win. Another point I always bring up is the flawed UCI points system and the fight for minor places that causes negative racing. Some guy in seventh is chased down by someone in fifth, relieving the overall leader (who honestly doesn’t need any additional help with the supporting cast he already has!) and his team of any responsibility to respond on the front.

  3. Chuck Cager 20 August 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    Well this is a nice development. Great to see you back Cosmo and with what appears to be some support. My son is getting his first mountain bike. Scott s in the running and there s really no difference between them and the competition when it comes to this bike. Might as well make this the deciding factor. Scott it is. Well done, Cosmo.

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