Five talking points from stage 12 of the Tour de France 2021

Sprinters denied as Politt gets his long-awaited win on a mixed day of fortunes for Bora-hansgrohe

Nils Politt
(Image credit: Getty)

Victory at last for Politt

In every Tour de France, there is at least one stage when a rider who just never wins makes a mockery of their absent palmarès and takes the glory. 

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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.