VeloNews Podcast: Chris Froome’s Tour de France omission; Contenders for yellow

On this week's podcast we analyze Team Ineos Grenadiers' decision to leave Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas at home during the 2020 Tour de France. Also, we complete our analysis of the race's top contenders for yellow.

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There will be no Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas at the 2020 Tour de France. The bombshell news was dropped by Team Ineos Grenadiers this past week, and on today’s episode of The VeloNews Podcast we discuss every angle of the decision.

What does this mean for Froome’s legacy and his attempt to win a fifth Tour? Why did Thomas look so bad at the Critérium du Dauphiné? And what does this milestone mean for Team Ineos and its era of dominance at the Tour de France?

Plus, the Tour de France revealed a new rule for COVID-19 safety, stating that teams will be booted from the race if they have two or more riders or staffers who test positive for the virus or show symptoms. We analyze this rule, and what impact it could have on the race.

Then, our countdown to the Tour de France concludes this week as we analyze our top-five contenders for the yellow jersey. Froome’s omission threw off our top-10 list, and we discuss which second-tier contenders deserve a spot on the list of top favorites.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The VeloNews Podcast!

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