Tuesday 15 July 2014

Tour de France Podcasts

There's a lot to learn about the Tour de France - the team tactics, how the riders win the 4 different  jerseys and the names of the 198 riders etc!

In recent years I've got to know a lot more about the race by listening to the daily, post-stage podcasts which provide analysis on the day's race.

Here are three I've come across:

BBC 5 Live Tour de France Podcast. Commentator Rob Hatch and former rider Rob Hayles look back at the day's action including interview clips with some of the riders after the stage. At around 10 minutes it's
the shortest of the three podcasts.

ITV Tour de France Podcast. The ITV reporters get together for a light-hearted chat about the day's stage including clips of the TV commentary. Ned Boulting and Matt Rendell are humorous and insightful in equal measure.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast. Journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe go into some depth reacting to the day's stage. The podcast lasts for around 30-40 minutes so is far longer than the other two but deeper analysis on the day's racing. They also include extended interviews with some of the big names in cycling including UCI (governing body) President Brian Cookson and Team Sky Principal Sir Dave Brailsford. It's a podcast for people who already have a good understanding of what's going on at the Tour de France.

No comments:

Post a Comment