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  • Rouleur podcast: The 2018 Tour de France route and Assos

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    From pavé and Pyrenees to peppers and pig festivals, we look at the highlights of the 2018 Tour de France route. Plus Ian talks to Assos director Richard Todd

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    The 2018 Tour de France route is out, including a Vendée Grand Départ, the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, Alpe d’Huez and a 65km short, very sharp Pyrenean stage.

     

    Rouleur Editor Andy McGrath joins Ian Parkinson to pick through the parcours. On paper, it looks like a course made for a fifth Froome victory. But the innovative route holds a few possible traps and challenges. And what about the important issues? The cathedral in Chartres, the regional sausages and the Pyrenean pig festival?

     

    Nibali on cobbles, 2014 Tour de France
    There will be cobbles… Nibali in 2014

     

    Plus we talk to the UK Managing Director of the Swiss clothing company Assos, and give away tickets to the Rouleur Classic in the podcast quiz.

     

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