As we embark on the final week of the 2020 Tour de France, Ed Hood looks at the action so far. Sunday's stage 15 ended a few hopes, but the race is not over yet and the battle of the Slovenians is still on, with a couple of Colombians and Adam Yates waiting in the wings.
As every year, Ed Hood is welded to the TV for every pedal stroke of the Tour de France. Of course there's the massive disappointment of not being 'Roadside' in 2020 (damn Covid-19), but he's ever eagle-eyed for the each day's 'real' story. Take it away Ed...
Vuelta Rest Day No.2: The Vuelta a España has a reputation for excitement and the last seven stages have lived up to it... and some. Ed Hood is in his 'virtual' Burgos café pondering the middle week of the Spanish Grand Tour over a café con leche and a large Veterano by Osborne. Vuelta catch-up time....
Vuelta Rest Day No.1: The first nine days of the 2019 Vuelta a España are now just dust, or in the case of stage 9 in Andorra - mud! Ed Hood is in a virtual Andorran café to review the Spanish action so far and give us his unique view on the Grand Tour as it takes its first rest day in the Pyrenees.
Tour Rest Day No.2:Can it be a full week since the last rest day? So much has happened and Ed Hood has his finger on the pulse of the 2019 Tour de France. Sat in his virtual cafe in Nîmes, the PEZ 'fount of all knowledge' gives us his slant on the Pyrenean action and 'what next?'
Tour Rest Day No.1: Ten days down and it's the 2019 Tour de France first rest day. Ed is in a 'virtual' cafe in the historical town of Albi with a café au lait avec brandy and this morning's copy of L'Equipe. Time to look back over what has been a very good first week in the 'Grande Boucle'.