Tour de France diary: After the storm comes the calm, and a pair of yellow shorts

The 2019 Tour was breathtaking, maybe all we should wish for this year is quiet

Julian Alaphilippe on stage one of the 2020 Tour de France (Yuzuru Sunada/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

When Alexander Kristoff walked off his team bus at the start of stage two, resplendent in striking yellow shorts, it felt like everything was back to normal.

Gone were the discussions of global pandemics and road safety, having been treated to Tony Martin's best Christ the Redeemer impression and Miguel Ángel López's slapstick, Wile E. Coyote-esque crash into a road sign.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.