Chris Froome’s amazing breakaway and eventual victory at the Giro d’Italia takes centre stage in episode 17 of the In the Bunch show.
We visit Froome’s former teammate, John-Lee Augustyn, in Bormio at the foot of the mighty Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps to get his view on Froome’s victory.
Augustyn also talks about the day he went over the cliff on Europe’s highest tarred road during the 2008 Tour de France and life after his career-ending injury.
Ryan Gibbons, who frequently knocked on the podium door in this year’s Giro d’Italia, gives us a blow by blow account of what it is like to be in a sprint finish in a Grand Tour.
South African champion Daryl Impey chats about winning the green jersey at the Criterium du Dauphine and his ambitions for the Tour de France.
We also touch on the other major pre-Tour race, the Tour de Suisse, and give our thoughts on the grid start introduced to stage 17 of this year’s Tour de France.
Dashing over the border, we talk about Rohan du Plooy‘s latest victory in Belgium and show you unbelievable footage of him narrowly escaping a collision with a truck earlier in his career.
Closer to home, we report on the new Cycling South Africa president and Raymond Hogg’s R150-million rescue plan for the organisation.
The 947 Cycle Challenge’s route flip is next on the news list, followed by Marc Pritzen’s emergence as a pro of note at the Kremetart Cycle Race. We also touch on the Trans Elands MTB Marathon.
The world’s fastest cycling news magazine show finishes with a fast story – Briton Neil Campbell’s European cycle speed record.
Episode 17 includes:
• Chris Froome’s ride of the century at Giro d’Italia;
• Sprinting at the Giro d’Italia with Ryan Gibbons;
• John-Lee Augustyn’s views on Froome’s success;
• Daryl Impey wins green jersey at Criterium du Dauphine;
• Tour de France grid start;
• Rohan du Plooy strikes in Belgium;
• Cycling SA’s new president and Raymond Hogg’s rescue plan;
• The 947 Cycle Challenge route flip;
• Marc Pritzen’s emergence at Kremetart Cycle Race;
• Steven Shirley and Yolande de Villiers dominate Trans Elands MTB Marathon; and
• Neil Campbell sets European cycle speed record.
Credits: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse, Tiz-cycling.racing, Stiehl Photography, ASO, NOS.nl, Full Stop Communications, John-Lee Augustyn, ASO/Alex Broadway, Le Tour de France, Rohan du Plooy, Tour de Limpopo/Hayden Brown, Raymond Hogg, Memories 4 U Photography, Robert Ward, Chris Scott, Adam Roberts, Anthony Brown, Team BCX
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