Sir Dave Brailsford reveals why he thinks this year's Tour de France has been so breathtaking

The Team Ineos boss is savouring a demanding and tactical race

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Sir Dave Brailsford has shared his thoughts on why the 2019 Tour de France has been “one of the most exciting editions for a long time.”

This year’s race has been a rollercoaster both in the fight for stages, with 12 different riders winning in the first 12 days, to a remarkable general classification battle that remains balanced on a knife-edge on the second rest day.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.