How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2018 – Stage 9

Jul 16 2018

Stage 9’s cobbles were expected to be the 2018 Tour de France’s first real GC day. But while the carnage didn’t disappoint and the race was entertaining, at the end of the day, a lot of overall title questions remain to be answered. Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

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10 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2018 – Stage 9”

  1. Matt 16 July 2018 at 9:16 am #

    This makes my day. I learn just how much I miss!

    • Matt 16 July 2018 at 9:54 am #

      It’s as if Chvenal’s first name is “Wait For It”.

      • cosmo 16 July 2018 at 9:59 am #

        it’s been great to see him so active again this Tour, even if is he’s all old and what not.

    • Colin Reuter 16 July 2018 at 10:03 am #

      The best content.

  2. Andre 16 July 2018 at 3:15 pm #

    Fantastic review!

  3. Riccardo Crampangoslo 16 July 2018 at 6:36 pm #

    For me, there is no better commentary on pro cycling than what you get right here, folks. I have written several times to NBC pleading with them to retire the Phil & Paul show. The former can’t remember what day it is and the latter thinks we’re still interested in his tales of pro riding from 40 years ago. At least Christian VDV has come into his own but I can only fantasize what a TdF pre-Stage show would be like if our man Cosmo had access to the air rights, tech support and insider contacts that NBC could provide to craft an overnight recap for EVERY stage.

    I hearby create a new media award: The Wheelie and nominate the HTRWW for stage 9 2018 TdF.

    Amazing insight Cosmo. Thank you so very much.

  4. Hamhead 17 July 2018 at 8:12 am #

    “Tail-gun-Master, Craddock” -brilliant!

    • cosmo 17 July 2018 at 9:43 am #

      There’s an art form to sitting back there, saving your effort and letting a gap open before cobbles or corners so that you don’t have to brake with the rest of the pack, and then sliding right back into contact on your own momentum as group lines out after. Unfortunately, the coverage never put a long enough shot on Craddock to really catch it, but he rode brilliantly to minimize his injury and (reportedly) even took a few turns for Uran before falling back to the bus.

  5. John Huebbe 18 July 2018 at 8:07 am #

    I really miss watching your recap videos from the tour. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this stage 9 video!!! So very good.

  6. catonabike 24 July 2018 at 11:16 am #

    Cosmo really has the best analysis…man I wish he could get the nod from NBC/ content/ access owners and do this full time. He is so much better than the others.

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