Richard Moore is joined by former professional Ian Boswell and François Thomazeau for this week's episode as we discuss the Critérium du Dauphiné, look back on the Giro d'Italia and discuss the implications for cycling of the week's biggest story in sport, tennis player Naomi Osaka's decision not to participate in press conferences and to withdraw from the French Open.
Is the Dauphiné a little "decaffeinated" in the absence of Primoz Roglič and Tadej Pogačar? Would a "mystery time trial" at the Tour de France work? And could Geraint Thomas bounce back from his disappointing performance on stage 4. The answer to this last question was yes, because while we were recording he won stage 5.
Ian and François talk about the stories that grabbed them at the Giro and in the final part we discuss athletes' obligations, press conferences and mental health.
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To listen to Ian's interview with Peter Kennaugh, which Richard mentions in the episode, it is episode 31 in his Breakfast with Boz