The Double Grind | Bastille Day 2018

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In this episode The Double Grind visits Bastille in Ballard for their Tour de France viewing party and wine tasting event presented by Cadence Winery. Hosts Michael “PruDog” Pruitt and Chef Craig Hetherington chat with Cadence wine’s founder Ben Smith about wine, gravel cycling, and gravel bikes. Then they review stages 9, 11 & 12 of Le Tour, cover the pro cycling news, and bring you a very special Team Sky inspired Death Bike: Backstabbing Cage Match edition.

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