Chris Froome in intensive care after 55 kilometres an hour crash
Britain's Chris Froome is in intensive care after crashing into a wall at 55 kilometres an hour during a reconnaissance ride at the Dauphine stage race in south-east France. He will no longer compete in this year’s Tour de France. Sir Dave Brailsford - team principal of Team Ineos - joins BeSpoke to update them on Froome's injuries after the six-time Grand Tour winner was airlifted to hospital with multiple fractures.
Michael Woods special
EF Education First's Michael Woods played Ice Hockey before becoming an elite runner, only taking up cycling to keep fit. He joins BeSpoke to discuss his journey to front of the peloton, describes how he suffers from imposter syndrome and reflects on how his son Hunter, who he lost at 37 weeks, spurred him on to his maiden grand tour stage victory at last summer's Vuelta.
Lizzie Deignan special
With the Giro d'Italia in our slipstream, BeSpoke pops across the Pennines to Leeds and a catch-up with Lizzie Deignan - the dominant British female road racer of her generation and, as of eight months ago, a mother to daughter Orla. We find out how she is balancing the competing demands of racing and motherhood, chew over her chances of winning back her World title in Yorkshire this September and ask whether her Trek-Segafredo team-mates have got any closer to cracking the correct pronunciation of her married name
Giro d'Italia 2019: Carapaz victorious in Verona
In the city synonymous with Romeo and Juliet, there are no late dramas nor tragedies for dashing race leader Richard Carapaz. The BeSpoke team analyse where the young Ecuadorian won this 102nd Giro, pick out their favourite moments of a race that has sometimes underwhelmed and attempt to get Jeremy Whittle to finally pronounce Primoz Roglic's name without hesitation or error.
Giro d’Italia 2019 – Stage 20
Pello Bilbao beat Mikel Landa on the line to claim stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia, while Richard Carapaz finished fourth with only Sunday’s final time trial standing between him and overall victory. The talking point of the day, however, was when Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez lashed out at a fan after being knocked off his bike near the end of stage. Tom Fordyce is joined by Jeremy Whittle and cycling broadcaster Laura Winter to review the stage drama. Plus the team also look at just how Richard Carapaz went under the radar, whether Vincenzo Nibali got it wrong, who didn’t come to the party and whether or not this has been a disappointing Giro.