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Could Bernal’s Giro showing spell problems for Ineos? | Hugh Carthy showing great strength

Season 4, Ep. 12

In the latest edition of the show, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Graham Willgoss are joined by Pippa York to discuss Egan Bernal's dominant display on a wet and 'mysterious' stage 16 to tighten his grip on the maglia rosa.

 

The team look at who might be able to present an unlikely late challenge for the Colombian, what his expected victory means for Ineos Grenadiers as far as the Tour de France is concerned, as well as discussions of rivalries between teammates.

 

 

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The Bradley Wiggins Show is Produced by Pete Burton.

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7/18/2021

‘Phenomenal Van Aert favourite for Olympic gold’ | Maybe Merckx record is best left as is?

Season 4, Ep. 35
The Tour de France arrives on the Champs-Élysées for the most prestigious sprint stage in cycling. Sir Brad and Graham Willgoss were hoping for a bit of history from Mark Cavendish, but instead saw a thrilling finish in the heart of Paris and a third stage victory of the race for Wout van Aert.“I don’t think anyone would deny Van Aert,” says Brad. “What he’s done this race is truly exceptional. He’s won a mountain stage over the Ventoux, he’s won a time trial and he’s won a Champs-Élysées sprint stage. The kid is on another level in terms of his all-round ability.”And what about the resurgence of Mark Cavendish, who finished third on the day, the comeback story of the Tour?“I was disappointed for Cav,” says Brad. “I know he’s an absolute winner and he’ll be gutted with today. That was the one he wanted to win the most. But let’s look at what he’s come away with: equalling the record of Eddy Merckx, four stage wins and he’s taken the Green Jersey 10 years after he last won it.“It’s nice that he’s up there with Eddy Merckx… Sometimes things are best left as they are.”It’s Tokyo next for Van Aert. Can he carry his form into the Olympics?“Wout is the best rider in the world at the moment,” says Brad. “And the most versatile. The guy is phenomenal. I have huge respect for him.He’s now the favourite for the road race – he has to be. And I’d love to see him win it.”Brad, too, will be aboard the next flight to Japan with Podcast Pete. Catch him there for our next episode.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
7/18/2021

The loneliness of the Yellow Jersey | ‘Terrified Carapaz showed defeatist attitude’

Season 4, Ep. 34
Sir Brad and Graham 'door destroyer' Willgoss are in a brand new van talking Stage 20 of the Tour de France, whenTeam UAE’s 22-year-old Tadej Pogacar won his second Yellow Jersey with another masterful performance beyond his years.“I actually got a little bit emotional on the bike,” says Brad, who followed Pogacar on the moto. “Listening to the roar of noise coming up the road, and him shooting through – and the crowd went crazy.“I followed him for the last 10km to the end then, and he was shifting. He was rocking and rolling. It just shows that after three weeks of racing, he is not infallible. He is beatable, on any given day.”It was a moment that also took Brad back to the 2012 time trial.“I remember it being the most lonely, solitary place being in that time trial. And the whole world is watching you, being the leader of the Tour de France. Everything that’s going through your mind after three weeks of racing, the closer you get to the finish. And I knew exactly what he was going through.”Elsewhere, Brad wasn’t impressed with the approach of Team Ineos’s main man:“I went to the start house, and Richard Carapaz looked terrified… then he got up to fist-bump Jonas Vingegaard. It showed a defeatist attitude before he set off that he knew he wasn’t going to get those six seconds back.“There’s psychological warfare going on, and it’s a moment you can really put your opponents off by not doing much… If I’m sat there as Vingegaard, that says a lot to me.”On to sprints, champagne and perhaps a record-breaking final stage on the Champs-Elysees.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
7/17/2021

Pogačar the patron of the peloton | ‘Cav has the whole race against him’

Season 4, Ep. 33
Matej Mohorič wheeled away from the break to take a second victory on Stage 19 of the Tour de France on a day when Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar showed the pack who’s the boss.“It was good to see him taking control of the race from the leader’s point of view, because everyone looks up to him now, he’s clearly the best rider, and I think that’s a good sign of the next few years, of what’s to come,” says Brad. “I think we’ve got a patron back in the peloton.“Marking his dominance, at the front of the peloton, in the Yellow Jersey, on world TV, I thought that’s exactly what he should be doing. There’s no unity in the peloton.”Brad also gives co-host Graham Willgoss a crash course in crash tactics from his 2012 playbook, and questions whether there is unrest in the Team Ineos camp.Break, or bunch sprint? That was the question on a stage where the big question was whether Mark Cavendish would surpass Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage victories.“It doesn’t work out every day,” says Brad. “The team has done quite a big job to get him to this point and the racing’s frantic. It’s not always as easy as just making it become a sprint when you’ve got the whole race against you, which I think he has, reading between the lines. It’s very difficult. Everyone will know it was the last-chance saloon for a lot of people today, so it was always going to be difficult to control and martial it.”So, where does that leave Cav? “The record is still on,” says Brad. “He’s got the Green Jersey sewn up.”Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.