On this episode of the Road to Paris, Travis Mewhirter breaks down the European Continental Cup — a fancy way of saying Olympic trial — where France’s Arnaud Gauthier-Rat and Teo Rotar, and Julien Lyneel and Remi Bassereau went absolute clutch mode and clinched a second Olympic spot for the French men.

Meanwhile, four young Dutch women, Brecht Piersma and Wies Bekhuis, and Kirsten Broring and Emi van Driel, won the bid for the women…or so you might think. But a weird rule in the Netherlands has muddied things up a bit, and Mewhirter explains what in the world is happening (as best he can).

Thanks as always to Producers 1 and 2, for you, the viewers. Happy Father’s Day all!



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