How the Yellow Jersey changed my life: Brad reflects on fame, adversity and the highs and lows of taking Yellow
43 min

Brad and Graham find a pub to talk over a barnstorming Stage 7 of the Tour de France, which saw Wout van Aert take a thrilling second sprint victory, Sagan go Green and Yates hang on to Yellow on a day crosswinds tore the peloton to pieces. There’s more admiration for Alaphilippe the aggressor; and has the first week broken Ineos, or are they just warming up?


Brad also reflects on how winning the Tour changed his life forever, magnified his insecurities and drove a desperation to be different that deflected from what he did best on the track and the road.



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