Tour de France 2020, stage 17 – live updates

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AWelcome to our blog live from the 17th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France, the 168 kilometer race from Grenoble to Méribel. Before we take a look at today’s step, let’s recap what happened yesterday. First of all, here is Tom CarySir Dave Brailsford’s report defends Ineos Grenadiers’ tactics and team selection for the Tour. . .

Various theories were put forward for Ineos’ struggles on this tour, and Brailsford tackled them one by one. On the selection controversy, especially the decision to leave out former winners Froome and Thomas, and call on Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz, he has been unequivocal.

“I’m not playing,” Brailsford said. “People are entitled to their opinions, but I didn’t play with the selection. They were big decisions. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. I’m sure people have a lot to say, but they don’t know the facts that I have. ”

Read Tom Cary’s report

Meanwhile, our colleagues from The cycling podcast released its last episode on Tuesday night. Until today’s stage begins, why not listen to it?

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In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are on a lively square in Grenoble.

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They recap a stage in Villard-de-Lans which was won by Bora-Hansgrohe driver Lennard Kamna, who succeeded where he and his teammate failed last week when they were beaten by Dani Martinez.

Ineos Grenadiers boss Dave Brailsford explains how they recalibrate after defending champion Egan Bernal hesitated this weekend.

And Rod Ellingworth, enjoying his first Tour as Bahrain-McLaren boss and hoping Mikel Landa can still run for the podium.



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