Has The Tour de France Really Changed?! | The GCN Show Ep. 289

Published on July 24th 2018

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This week on the GCN Show Si and Dan discuss retro versus modern grand tours and whether the Tour de France has changed from its glorious past. We also announce the winners from our recent giveaways and Si pops to France to show us the best in lightweight Tour tech. *50% Off* White & Yellow T-Shirt: http://gcn.eu/Kq 5* Fan Kit Bundles FREE cycling cap this month: http://gcn.eu/Kr Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/Ko Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol The GCN Show brought to you by Wiggle. Shop Online: http://gcn.eu/wiggle Submit your inspirational photos to us on social media using #gcninspiration for your chance to win a Wiggle voucher. Enter the Fizik Infinito Knit giveaway here: http://gcn.eu/winr1knit There seems to be more talk than ever at the Tour this year about how it’s changed. Domination by one big team and fans getting in the way of the racing, tech getting in the way of the racing. Or that the route’s too easy, or that it’s also too hard. What about the tech? A lot of people saying that science is changing the tour. Yeah, and then power meters. Without a doubt, they have changed the way the Tour is raced. In a bygone era, if your rivals attacked on a mountain, you’d follow - why wouldn’t you? You can’t afford to let them gap you. But with modern knowledge, you know that they can’t sustain that effort and that the power you can do is the power you can do. Racing news and we’re going to start with La Course, despite it being a week ago now because it was one of the best race of the year! It took place in Annecy last Tuesday, went over the Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombiere, which is where the cream of the crop, rose to the top! They did indeed, the who’s who of women’s cycling at the moment really - Annemiek Van Vleuten, fresh, or not so fresh, have just one day to recover after winning the Giro Rosa 10 day race, and Anna Van Der Breggen, who really was fresh having skipped the Giro to do a MTB World Cup. It was a nailbiter, Van Vleuten somehow found the strength to overhaul Van Der Breggen in the last 100 metres. A stark contrast to the men's race which finished a few hours after. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gcn.eu/Kn Watch more on GCN... 7 Mistakes Slowing You Down 📹 http://gcn.eu/7SlowingYourself GCN Rides With Mark Beaumont 📹 http://gcn.eu/og Music: Cue: Viper Creek Club - Because I Know (Instrumental) Epidemic Sound: Jonas Elander - Afternoon Swing 3 Magnus Ringblom - Gold Rush 1 John Ahlin - Life Of A Jet Set 2 Gavin Luke - Building Tension 1 Old Time Elevator 2 - Håkan Eriksson Lonely Piano 4 - Merlean Action Trailer 6 - Jon Björk Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/