Gareth Rhys Owen, Rob Hayles and Simon Brotherton bring you a daily podcast from the 2019 Tour de France, as Geraint Thomas defends the title he won last year.
Tour de France - Rest Day - Geraint Thomas and Dave Brailsford join BeSpoke
The BeSpoke team drive through the night to join up with reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and Ineos Team Principle Sir Dave Brailsford on the final rest day. With Julian Alaphilippe cracking for the first time yesterday, the BeSpoke team run through who has a genuine shot of glory in Paris.
Tour de France - Stage 8 - Breakaways & broken bikes
Geraint Thomas and his Ineos teammates crashed with 10km to go but fought back to limit the damage to Gianni Moscon's snapped frame. This was all going on whilst Thomas de Gendt rode a remarkable breakaway victory. Julian Alaphilippe stakes his claim to be considered a real GC contender, and Jeremy pulls out two of the worst jokes you'll hear all summer within a minute.
Tour de France 2019 preview
The 2019 Tour de France starts this Saturday. With Chris Froome out, we hear from Geraint Thomas who aims to defend his crown. Plus we ask what the future holds for Mark Cavendish after he wasn’t picked by Team Dimension Data.
The Art of the Time Trial
Bent double, legs aching, lungs burning, knees knocking into your ribcage as you race against the clock: the Time Trial is cycling in its purest form. But what does it feel like to ride a professional TT and what's the science behind it? In 2015 Alex Dowsett broke track cycling's world hour record by 446 metres. He and Michael Hutchinson - who held the competition record for 10, 25, 30, 50 and 100 miles - join BeSpoke to reveal the finer details and find out why it's better to have hairy legs.
Geraint Thomas's guide to surviving a crash
Geraint Thomas tells BeSpoke he's lucky to be ok following his crash at the Tour de Suisse which could've have scuppered his defence of the Tour de France. He talks us through the finer details of what it's like to crash at 50km/hour and says he'll need to knuckle down over the next couple of weeks to get match fit for cycling's biggest race. Plus we hear how athletes clean up their road wounds, but please don't listen if you're having your dinner.
Chris Froome in intensive care after 55 kilometres an hour crash
Britain's Chris Froome is in intensive care after crashing into a wall at 55 kilometres an hour during a reconnaissance ride at the Dauphine stage race in south-east France. He will no longer compete in this year’s Tour de France. Sir Dave Brailsford - team principal of Team Ineos - joins BeSpoke to update them on Froome's injuries after the six-time Grand Tour winner was airlifted to hospital with multiple fractures.