The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport / Does Cav chase Green or Merckx's record? | Politt's cheeky attack buoys Bora

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Brad and Graham Willgoss look back on Stage 12 of the Tour de France into Nîmes, when Bora-Hansgrohe's Nils Politt attacked off the front of the break to take a solo win on the day that Peter Sagan dropped out of the race.

The attack, says Brad from his vantage point on the motorbike following the action, was a little bit cheeky. "Julian Alaphilippe was at his team car getting bottles and I was next to the Bora Hansgrohe car," he says. "And it was 'Go go go go go!'"

But was it in the spirit of the game? "Somebody had to start attacking," says Brad. "Politt picked his moment, and he went. Sagan going home this morning liberated the team. They've had a tough Tour up until now, and they're chasing a lot... The strongest man won today."

Looking ahead to another potential stage for the fast men, the pair could not avoid talking about Mark Cavendish, on 33 Tour stage victories – one shy of the all-time benchmark.

"Does Cav chase the record?" asks Brad. "And what's more important: winning a Green Jersey and winning three stages, or going for Eddy Merckx's record and potentially losing the Green Jersey? He's got time. That will pan out early in the morning."

Elsewhere, Brad praises "class act" Luke Rowe after the Team Ineos man missed the time cut on Stage 11: "He's the first name you'd have on any Tour de France startlist. He's in the same mould as G. They're hard men, they don't give in lightly. And it's a shame to see that man leave the race."

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