How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, GC Part 1

Jul 16 2019

Stages 2, 6, 8 and 10 all had a big GC impact on one of the wildest and most active openings for the Tour de France in decades.

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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5 Responses to “How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, GC Part 1”

  1. Paul Tomblin 16 July 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Didn’t EF lose the front of the peleton (and subsequently missed the split) on Stage 10 because they went the wrong way round a roundabout?

  2. Douglas Hall 16 July 2019 at 9:26 pm #

    Just the best recaps. How do you not work for eurosport.

    • cosmo 21 July 2019 at 11:23 pm #

      I sort-of do, just as a contractor who squeezes these videos into the rest of my life somehow.

  3. Steven Pearson 17 July 2019 at 5:29 am #

    Didn’t notice that, but they did have a team mate collecting bottles when the rest of the squad was busy embracing their inner Flandrian on the front. Not sure who it was, but he was right alongside Bennett when the splits started to form, both of them hauling jerseys full of Koolaid. At least Bennett’s suicidal catering decision was, apparently, self-inflicted, the EF guy must have particularly stony-faced on the team bus that night……”guys, you head off to the party without telling me, and then the Quickstep bouncers don’t let you in anyway?!”

  4. Steven Pearson 17 July 2019 at 5:50 am #

    Thanks Cosmo, both videos superb as always. You have the relaxed well-paced diction dialled these days. I find myself rewinding for pure enjoyment now rather than trying to catch your point.

    Perhaps there was a missed opportunity to include a snippet of the new Ineos warm-up routine in your opening remarks about their TTT organisation, though?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TeamINEOS/status/1149615593554763776

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