Tour de France countdown podcast: Thomas, Porte, Cummings and Bennett

07.05.2019 - By The Cycling News Podcast

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In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast - brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville –Stephen Farrand, Brecht Decaluwe and Daniel Benson cover another set of team press conferences, including FDJ, AG2R, Trek Segafredo and Deceuninck-QuickStep.
 We debate the Tour de France chances of all of those teams before heading to the Belgian capital for the official teams’ presentation. There we talk to Geraint Thomas about the leadership duties at Team Ineos and how he will aim to defend his title with Egan Bernal in the same squad.
 Steve Cummings  - who always fronts up with genuine answers –gives his take on Mark Cavendish’s controversial non-selection. Even if the Dimension Data press officer tries to intervene.
 A relaxed Richie Porte talks about his Tour France ambitions, Team Ineos, and whether this is his final attempt at cracking the biggest race in the world. And finally we talk candidly to George Bennett, who has put aside his ambitions at the race this year in order to work for Jumbo-Visma’s sprinting and GC hopes.
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