Inside the Vuelta a Burgos; Tour de France stages 1-10; Interview with Tayler Wiles – VeloNews.com

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We’ve got a packed episode of the VeloNews podcast this week, with interviews and segments that take you back from professional cycling to racing.

Andrew Hood is at the Vuelta a Burgos this week, which marks the first professional men’s international race to be held since the coronavirus shutdown in March. Andrew provides a field account of what it’s like to be inside a race during the pandemic, including his take on the safety measures used to curb the spread of the virus.

Will the peloton lose Wiles to gravel? Time will tell us. Photo: Courtesy of Tayler Wiles

Then we hear American Sepp Kuss, who rides the Vuelta a Burgos, talk about his return to racing and how he feels about being back in a bike race.

Our countdown to the Tour de France continues this week, as we dive deep into the first 10 stages of this year’s Tour with James Startt. We analyze the elevation profile of each stage and offer our thoughts on whether this is a day for GC runners, sprinters or breakaway specialists. We also offer our picks for the winner of each stage.

Next, Betsy Welch and Fred Dreier team up with American rider Tayler Wiles, who recently returned to Europe to start the professional women’s season. Wiles has taken part in races this weekend in Spain and offers her take on whether or not she is sure of the return of professional cycling.

The Tour de France is fast approaching and the VeloNews Tour de France 2020 guide is now available for pre-order. This year, the guide again contains information and analysis on the 21 stages and 22 teams. We also have reports that examine the history of the Tour with the global crisis and the simmering battle between Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma. You can order yours now here.

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