From the nadir to glory: Reliving Jumbo-Visma's 2021 Tour de France

Documentary shows how Dutch team lost leader Primož Roglič early on before going on to win four stages and finish on the podium in Paris

Primož Roglič and Wout van Aert at the Tour de France 2022
(Image credit: Getty Images)

"We want to stay ahead of all the trouble all the time" is one of the first things Grischa Niermann, the Jumbo-Visma directeur sportif, says in the team's newly released Tour de France 2021 documentary Plan B, the fall & rise.

It is said ahead of the first stage in Brittany, as he warns his riders to be prepared for chaos. This would have been good advice to heed ahead of a messy opening week which turned the team's race upside down.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.