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The best of 5 live coverage of the 2016 Tour de France, with OJ Borg, Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles.

The best of 5 live coverage of the 2016 Tour de France, with OJ Borg, Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles.
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The best of 5 live coverage of the 2016 Tour de France, with OJ Borg, Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles.

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English


Episodes

Geraint Thomas – My Bonkers Life

8/9/2018
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Geraint Thomas tells Tom Fordyce about how insane his life has been since winning the Tour de France. He takes Tom inside the raucous wrap party, talks swapping budget travel for private jets, receiving fan mail from Elton John, and phone calls from Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry.

Duration:00:22:32

A special day on the Champs-Elysees

7/29/2018
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After three weeks and 3,300 kilometres of racing, the 2018 Tour de France ends with Geraint Thomas in yellow and Wales in giddy ferment. The BeSpoke team reflect on a wonderful adventure, attempt to keep their emotions in check and make a solemn pledge about their future plans.

Duration:00:26:32

Stage 20: Glory for Geraint

7/28/2018
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After three wonderful weeks of racing, Britain’s Geraint Thomas brings it home in style in a nerve-wracking time-trial to secure the yellow jersey and his first ever Tour de France title. Rob Hayles cries, Gareth Rhys Owen pretends not to and Tom Fordyce wonders if he may, by contrast, be emotionally repressed.

Duration:00:20:44

Stage 19 - Geraint Thomas clears the final summit.....

7/27/2018
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The BeSpoke team try not to count any poulets on behalf of the man in yellow, although his performance on the final fearsome Pyrenean climbs makes this awfully hard. Team Sky road captain Luke Rowe tells us about the G he knows, and Jeremy waves a sad-but-happy goodbye.

Duration:00:25:32

Stage 18: Team Sky’s hotel, comfortable atrium sofas and a problematic pronunciation

7/26/2018
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On a day so hot Rob Hayles forgets who his real friends are and keeps Gareth and Tom waiting in the lobby of a plush Pyrenean hotel, the team meet some ecstatic fans and try not to panic about the decisive stages to come.

Duration:00:23:05

Stage 17: A horrible climb, a happy Welshman and a rapid escape

7/25/2018
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On a mountain steeper and longer than Alpe D’Huez, Geraint Thomas takes an iron grip on the yellow jersey as Chris Froome cedes precious time and possible team leadership. Meanwhile, Tom and the team take a fruitless cable-car ride and encounter a frustrating buffering issue.

Duration:00:26:09

Stage 16: Pepper spray, policeman and the Pyrenees

7/24/2018
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As the Tour reaches its climax in the mountains of the south-west, an agricultural protest turns spicy for leader Geraint Thomas. One man disappears into a ravine, a Frenchman with a musketeer’s moustache makes the locals swoon and the riders get ready for a T20 dropped into cycling’s Timeless Test.

Duration:00:26:10

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas speak to BeSpoke

7/23/2018
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As the Tour enters its final week with two Britons atop the leader board, BeSpoke sits down with the main men to talk rivalry, friendship, tactics and Welsh cakes.

Duration:00:27:04

Stage 15: Side-swipes, a dramatic DQ plus Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarves

7/22/2018
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As the Tour reaches an ancient walled city, Team Sky go a man down after a controversial altercation at the start of Stage 15. Tom Fordyce and the BeSpoke team ask how damaging this is for a Froome/Thomas victory. Rob Hayles admits to getting physical on a bike, but then makes a heinous motion-picture error.

Duration:00:25:45

Stage 14: Fraile flies, Thomas hangs tough and the Tiger Woods of cycling

7/21/2018
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On an airstrip atop a brutal climb, the BeSpoke team get to call two big finishes in the same race. Oscar Fraile eases the pain for Spain, Geraint Thomas’s strengths are discussed in a small marquee and a topical question is posed: who is cycling’s Tiger Woods?

Duration:00:21:16

Thunder rolls, Sagan roars & Rob Hayles’ tunnel of noise

7/20/2018
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After a thrilling yet exhausting three days in the Alps, the entire Bespoke team are happy to be reunited, not least because the weather has got frightening. The peerless Sagan grabs a glorious hat-trick and Rob Hayles takes us inside his tunnel of noise.

Duration:00:26:03

Top of the mountain, top of the world

7/19/2018
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On Alpe d’Huez, the iconic climb, an iconic performance from Geraint Thomas. There is staying in the yellow jersey and there is winning in the yellow jersey, and so Tom Fordyce and the team eulogise while trying to remember to put the details of their evening’s accommodation in the car’s satnav.

Duration:00:25:00

Stage 11: No doubting Thomas

7/18/2018
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There were complaints that the Tour had become dull and predictable. There are complaints no more. A wonderful rollercoaster of a stage through the high mountains, and an unforgettable finale for Britain’s Geraint Thomas. We talk to those who know him best. Which happily turns out to be us.

Duration:00:26:43

High mountains, high drama, high times

7/17/2018
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After sprint stages, coastal roads and northern cobbles, the world’s greatest bike race reaches the continent’s biggest mountains, and the hills are alive to the sound of spinning wheels and ragged breaths. A French hero keeps the home vibes happy and the British trio plant a different type of red, white and blue flag on the leaderboard.

Duration:00:27:00

Two princes fighting for the same crown?

7/16/2018
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Tom Fordyce and the Bespoke team react to Sir Bradley Wiggins’ comments on Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas and ask why there isn’t a proper women’s version of the Tour.

Duration:00:29:36

Cobbles, crashes and kilometres vs miles

7/15/2018
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Stage Nine of the Tour. Tom Fordyce and the team get swept along in the drama of a day of spills and thrills in Roubaix, and then embark upon a monstrous drive with insufficient sustenance and a new game from Gareth.

Duration:00:22:05

Stage 8. Tête-à-tête tit-for-tat and wobbles on the cobbles

7/14/2018
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Tom Fordyce and the team watch Bastille Day fireworks break out between the big sprinters on the streets of Amiens. Plus Rob Hayles loses his rag with a dirty windscreen in a service station somewhere in north-west France.

Duration:00:30:35

Stage 7: A week’s worth of saddle sores

7/13/2018
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One week in and the Tour de France riders have covered well over 1000 kilometres. Chris Froome has saddle sores and Mark Cavendish hasn’t yet won a stage. Tom Fordyce and the Bespoke team discuss whether he will remain empty handed this year.

Duration:00:27:23

Broken backs and when plan B is plan G

7/12/2018
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One year ago Irishman Dan Martin was riding the Tour de France with a broken back, this year he returned and won his first ever stage. And could Geraint Thomas become Sky's number 1? Tom Fordyce and the Bespoke team discuss after a thrilling 6th stage.

Duration:00:22:56

Is there a Plan G?

6/15/2018
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Geraint Thomas joins Tom Fordyce to chat about his win at the Criterium du Dauphine, his hopes for being a co-leader at the Tour de France, and his plans for the future. Plus, Tom and the team assess the form of fellow Brit Mark Cavendish ahead of the Tour.

Duration:00:33:19