Tour de France podcast: Sky coach talks about Thomas; why Moscon must go

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Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

You expected to see a Team Sky rider wearing Tour de France yellow this week, didn’t you? But did you expect it would be Geraint Thomas?

We didn’t. So, Fred and Andy dig into who Welshman is, and why he’s gotten so good. Fred talks to Team Sky coach Rod Ellingworth to learn more.

But before that, we have to talk about another, less likable member of Team Sky, Gianni Moscon. He was kicked out of the Tour on Sunday and we have plenty of takes about why the Italian is bad for cycling.

Plus, we hear from American Chad Haga who is racing in his first Tour de France.

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