An amazing chase: How Jack Thompson rode the entire Tour de France route and beat the peloton to Paris

The Australian ultra-cyclist rode the entire Tour route in just 10 days in The Amazing Chase (presented by Wahoo)

Jack Thompson - Amazing Chase
(Image credit: Tristan Cardew /

What took the peloton 23 days in front of a worldwide audience, took one Australian 10 days in front of five support crew.

Tadej Pogačar’s domination of the Tour de France, and Mark Cavendish’s near-stranglehold on the race’s sprint stages, gripped millions, but they weren’t the only cycling actors pedalling around France this summer.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.