- 1 year ago
In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Caley Fretz of VeloNews to discuss a long, hot, windy 14th stage of the Tour de France.
With a headwind predicted for much of the day, the 208.5-kilometre stage from Montélimar to the Parc des Oiseaux (bird park) at Villars-les-Dombes started 15 minutes earlier than planned.
But it was still a long, mostly leisurely day for the peloton as they let a four-man group containing Martin Elmiger, Jérémy Roy, Alex Howes and Cesare Benedetti lead for most of the stage.
Elmiger and Roy were the last to be caught 3.5-kilometres from the line before Etixx-Quick Step set up the sprint for Marcel Kittel.
The German initially looked strong but was passed by Mark Cavendish who clinched his fourth stage victory of this Tour and 30th in his career.
There was a minor controversy over whether Cavendish veered off his line or impeded Kittel and Richard, Lionel and Caley discuss whether the jury made the ri