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Paris-Roubaix review

Paris-Roubaix review

April 17, 2019

Hear from Kristoff, Van Avermaet and Haller in Cyclingnews' analysis of The Hell of the North

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we bring you analysis from the 2019 edition of Paris-Roubaix in which Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) claimed his second Monument in three years ahead of Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) and teammate Yves Lampaert.

As well as debating the efforts of the riders on the podium, we hear from Alexander Kristoff, Greg Van Avermaet, Luke Rowe, Marco Haller, Dirk Demol and Heinrich Haussler.

The key move was made by Politt after the second feed zone and he was joined by Gilbert and a group contained Wout Van Aert, Peter Sagan, Sep Vanmarcke and Lampaert.

By the time the race hit the final sectors of cobbles, there were just five riders left before Politt attacked at Gruson with just under 15km to go, and only Gilbert could follow.

 

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Paris-Roubaix preview

Paris-Roubaix preview

April 12, 2019

The cobbled Classics are almost at their end with Paris-Roubaix set to close the curtain on the pave for this season. The Hell of the North is one of the most unpredictable races on the calendar, but this week the Cyclingnews team will try to have a go at predicting what will happen.

 The team discuss the wide variety of contenders, while also daring to pick who we think will make the podium and we take a look at some of the tech on show for this weekend’s race.

 We also hear from a few of the contenders themselves after they completed their recons of the course, including Wout van Aert, Philippe Gilbert, Alexander Kristoff and former winner Philippe Gilbert.

 

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Tour of Flanders: Preview and race favourites

Tour of Flanders: Preview and race favourites

April 5, 2019

With the Tour of Flanders on the horizon, we look at the form of the pre-race favourites and take on the challenge of rating the likes of Peter Sagan, Niki Terpstra and Wout van Aert. We also hear from John Degenkolb, Michael Valgren and Adri van der Poel.

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Exclusive interviews with Matteo Trentin and Larry Warbasse

Exclusive interviews with Matteo Trentin and Larry Warbasse

March 29, 2019

Cyclingnews catches up with the riders in Monaco and Nice

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville, we have a double header of interviews with Matteo Trentin from Mitchelton-Scott and AG2R La Mondiale's Larry Warbasse.

We met with Trentin the morning after Milan-San Remo, joining the European champion for coffee near his home in Monaco. The Italian had just finished tenth in Milan-San Remo and was one of the most influential riders in the race, with a late attack that almost netted him the biggest win of his career. We sat down with Trentin to talk about the race, his ambitions for the season, his difficult first year at Mitchelton due to injuries, and his future.

A few hours later we were in Nice - Nice airport to be precise - to meet up with Warbasse. Like Trentin, the American had completed Milan-San Remo the previous day, and helped his teammate Oliver Naesen to second place.

In our exclusive interview with Warbasse we talk about the demise of Aqua Blue from the inside, his exciting move to AG2R and how Romain Bardet helped save the day, as well as the lack of stability within cycling. Warbasse, an open advocate for clean cycling, also talks about Stefan Denifl, his former Aqua Blue teammate, who confessed to doping earlier this year.

We hope you enjoy these two interviews and we'll have more as the Classics season develops. Thanks again to our sponsors, Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville.

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Milan-San Remo analysis

Milan-San Remo analysis

March 25, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville, we look back on the action from Milan-San Remo after Julian Alaphilippe won the first Monument of his career ahead of Oliver Naesen and Michal Kwiatkowski.

We hear from an emotional Alaphilippe, Naesen, Kwiatkowski, a disappointed Matej Mohoric, Peter Sagan, Elia Viviani and Michael Matthews

 

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Milan-San Remo preview and Ineos’ Team Sky takeover

Milan-San Remo preview and Ineos’ Team Sky takeover

March 21, 2019

In this week's edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello, and Floyd's of Leadville, we look back at the action from Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. We look ahead to this weekend's first Monument of the season, Milan-San Remo, and debate the merits and issues arising from the controversial takeover of Team Sky by Ineos.

We also hear from Tirreno-Adriatico winner Primoz Roglic about his victory and his form ahead of the Giro d'Italia; Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani ahead of Milan-San Remo and Mitchelton-Scott’s Adam Yates and directeur sportif Matt White.

There's also time for us to check in with our very own Stephen Farrand, who picks out the key talking points from Tirreno-Adriatico, discusses the pressure on Vincenzo Nibali's shoulders, and highlights just what Milan-San Remo means to the Italian cycling.

 

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Opening Weekend analysis and Deceuninck dominance

Opening Weekend analysis and Deceuninck dominance

March 7, 2019

In this week's episode of the Cyclingnews podcast brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville, we look back at a compelling Opening Weekend in which Deceuninck-QuickStep dominated with wins for Zedenek Stybar and Bob Jungels. We hear from the winners, the losers and some of those in between.

 We also analyse a number of performances, and hear from, amongst others, Wout van Aert, who was making his road WorldTour debut; Steven de Jongh after a hugely disappointing weekend for Trek-Segafredo and Mat Hayman on the transition from rider to director.

 We also interview Matteo Trentin after the Italian fought back from a crash in Omloop to salvage a top 10, and Owain Doull on his breakthrough second place in Kuurne and Bob Jungels after his dramatic win. The big debate within the Cyclingnews team is whether the talented all-rounder should focus on the Classics or keep alive his Grand Tour ambitions.

 

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Roglic, Van Avermaet, Kwiatkowski and Irizar

Roglic, Van Avermaet, Kwiatkowski and Irizar

February 28, 2019

Welcome to the Cyclingnews Podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville.

 Cyclingnews is currently spread across the globe at the moment so we can’t bring you our usual podcast this week.

 Instead, we have put together selection of interviews from the last month. 

 In this podcast, we’ll hear from Primoz Roglic, Greg Van Avermaet, Michal Kwiatkowski and Markel Irizar, who all have varying goals for the season.

 

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Behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo – Women’s Edition Pocast

Behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo – Women’s Edition Pocast

February 20, 2019

Welcome to the second episode of Cyclingnews Podcast Women’s Edition, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville.

 In this episode, we take a behind the scenes look at the new Trek-Segafredo women’s team. We will hear from team manager Luca Guercilena, directeur sportifs Ina Yoko Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini and star rider Lizzie Deignan.

 Trek-Segafredo are part of a growing trend of WorldTour teams running men’s and women’s squads under the same umbrella, with Movistar, FDJ, Astana, Mitchelton-Scott, CCC, Sunweb and Lotto Soudal all running concurrent programmes.

 Trek have been involved in women’s road cycling with the Trek-Drops team for the past few years, but they announced last July that they would set up their own programme. In the months since the announcement, they have built up a roster of 14 riders, led by former world champion Deignan, with support from former riders Teutenberg and Bronzini. They had their first team camp soon after the conclusion of the 2018 season, at Trek’s headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin.

 They met up again, along with the men’s team, a few months later for a training camp in Sicily, in December. This is where we caught up with them, a day after they landed on the Italian island. The training camp was an opportunity for everybody to touch base before the season began at the Tour Down Under just a few weeks later and a chance to get in a final few group rides.

 Click here (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-womens-worldteam-minimum-salary-set-for-2020) for more information developments in women’s cycling set for 2020.

 

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Thomas, Vaughters and Brailsford

Thomas, Vaughters and Brailsford

February 14, 2019

Exclusive interview with the Tour de France winner, Brailsford talks Colombia and EF manager on Martinez

 In this week's edition of the Cyclingnews podcast - brought to you in association with Sportful, Floyd's of Leadville and Pinarello, we have an exclusive interview with 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas. The Welshman opens up about his hunt for form ahead of his Tour defence; his race programme for the season; the track and his first days on the road; and his hopes for the Worlds Championships this year.

 We also head to Colombia and catch up with Dave Brailsford about his search for a team sponsor, and Colombian cycling in general, and there's a short catch up with EF Education First manager Jonathan Vaughters - who is also in Colombia - about the development of Daniel Martinez, who is tipped for big things as his career develops.

 

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