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Tour Stage 7- L’Isle - Jourdain – Lac De Payolle

Tour Stage 7- L’Isle - Jourdain – Lac De Payolle

As Steve Cummings won the second Tour de France stage of his career, to make it four in a week for Great Britain and also for Team Dimension Data, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie report from Lac de Payolle as the Tour entered the high mountains.

Cummings won a memorable stage at Mende last year, outwitting the Frenchmen Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot, but this was even more impressive. He attacked alone with 27km to go and held off chasers who included Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 champion and recent Giro d’Italia winnner.

At the finish the podcast team spoke to Cummings, to Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and to Irishman Sam Bennett, who has been struggling with injuries sustained in a crash on stage one. We also hear from Matt White, the Orica-BikeExchange sports director, who was annoyed by an incident that initially looked farcical but which could have serious repercussions for his young British rider, Adam Yates.

Yates attacked from the group of favourites, which included Chris Froo...