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The first Aérogramme Tour de France podcast by the team from the La Course en Tête website looks ahead to the hotly anticipated 2021 edition, with discussion on the live issues around the greatest bike race in the world, hosted by master of ceremonies OJ Borg and top writers Jeremy Whittle and Sophie Smith.
The big favorite is defending champion, Tadej Pogacar: can anyone stop the flying Slovene, even Team Ineos with their four leaders including three Grand Tour winners? If it’s not Pogacar, Primoz Roglic or Geraint Thomas, then who else is in the frame to end up on the podium in Paris?
We also look at the Tour getting to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic and going green; discuss how the return of Mark Cavendish is liable to impact on those tricky, dangerous sprints; debate which stage each of the team is most looking forward to; and try to decide, ultimately, who is the smart money on?
Plus: can he beat the plane?! Lachlan Morton goes old-school, and takes on the entire Tour route including those lengthy transfers, solo and unsupported.
Aérogramme is presented by Hyperice.