Tour De France Podcast: Cavendish Controversy, Pinot, Woods And Sunweb’S Dumoulin Dilemma

Mark Cavendish wasn't in the thick of the action

The 2019 Tour de France is just a matter of days away and already the Cyclingnews team have arrived in Brussels for the Grand Départ. Wednesday saw the first set of team press conferences, with EF Education First and FDJ Groupama holding court in front of the gathering media. After our exclusive behind-the-scenes podcast with EF last week, we were back for more and we sat down with Michael Woods for a second time as he talks about his imminent Tour de France debut. We debate Thibaut Pinot’s chances of ending the French nation’s drought in their home race but also wind the clock back and discuss the controversial call from Dimension Data to leave Mark Cavendish out of their Tour de France squad. The Manxman has struggled for form and fitness for the last two seasons and despite a reputation as one of the fastest riders of the last ...

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