Andy Hood and Fred Dreier link up for the Tour de France’s first rest day to discuss, among other topics, why they are not attending this year’s race. (Hint: they both have good reasons). What’s it like for a Tour de France journalist to be at home for the Tour de France? You surprisingly get to watch more of the action than ever!
Then, the guys discuss the storylines that are shaping this year’s Tour, thus far: Julian Alaphilippe’s ascendance; Jumbo-Visma’s quiet dominance; the absence of long and boring sprint stages; and Ineos’s early domination.
Finally, we check in with American Joey Rosskopf, who is making his debut at the Tour de France.
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