143: The 2019 Tour de France route ramble
October 26 | The 2019 World Tour season finally drew to a close with the Tour of Guangxi last week and this week the route for the 2019 Tour de France was unveiled.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe assess the 2019 Tour, which will take the peloton in a diagonal from Brussels to the south west and then across to the Alps before the traditional final stage in Paris.
What does the 2019 route say about the Tour? Who will the route suit? And just as importantly what will be on the menu next July?
We also get a taste of François Thomazeaus's French flavour…
The Cycling Podcast Live shows
Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events to buy tickets.
Become a Friend of the Podcast
Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. Go to The Friends of The Cycling Podcast page.
Check out Rapha's new Explore range at rapha.cc
Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to scienceinsport.com and entering the code SISCP25 on checkout.
Thanks to our episode sponsor Shipstation. If you sell online now you can use Shipstation to make despatching to your customers easier. Our listeners can get a free 30-day trial at Shipstation.com by using the code CYCLING.
Get in touch We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email email@example.com