How the Yellow Jersey changed my life pt. 2: Armstrong, capitulation, and hitting rock bottom

The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport

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How the Yellow Jersey changed my life pt. 2: Armstrong, capitulation, and hitting rock bottom

Egan Bernal was the "big loser" on Stage 15 of the Tour de France as he lost over seven minutes to Primoz Roglic, dropping out of the top 10 on GC after cracking on the Grand Colombier.


Brad says it's now clear that Ineos made a mistake by not taking Geraint Thomas to the Tour and that Dave Brailsford's team have got things "horribly wrong" at the Tour this year, bringing an end to nearly a decade of dominance in cycling's biggest race.


Jumbo-Visma looked in incredible shape again with Wout van Aert setting a fearsome tempo on the final climb to continue his incredible Tour.


Racing ins and outs aside, we also have part two of how the Yellow Jersey changed my life, as Brad delves deep again, picking up the tale following his historic 2012 Tour de France win which we covered in last Friday's podcast.


Brad discusses what came after 2012, as he struggled to cope with fame and lost focus, resulting in what even he describes as an "embarrasing" Giro in 2013.


There are also reflections on the frustration of having to act almost as a spokesman for the sport after the Lance Armstrong revelations when all he wanted to do was focus on riding, and how Team Sky came to see him as an unreliable team member, not picking him for the Tour de France.


Brad describes how he had to hit "rock bottom to climb again" and reflects on how his own mental health issues manifested during a difficult time in his life.


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