Michael Creed: Fighting back against depression

November 20, 2018

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we continue our Tour of Colorado and visit Mike Creed in Manitou Springs. The former rider, turned team manager with Aevolo, looks back at his career in the sport and opens up about his battles with depression and suicide, in this emotional, insightful and powerful interview.

 For those who are unware, Creed turned pro with the US Postal team and was labeled as a future champion after a bright start to his junior and U23 career. However, injuries plagued the next few years, and he would eventually hang up his wheels in 2013.

Underneath the surface Creed was also battling mental health issues, and the road that eventually saw him seek help was both challenging and long. In our interview Creed talks about his struggles, how he reached out for help, and his future.

 The Cyclingnews podcast is brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville.

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Behind the scenes at Prendas Ciclismo

November 16, 2018

Founded in 1996, Prendas Ciclismo have positioned themselves as one of the premiere and unique cycling brands in the industry. As well as being supporters of the Cyclingnews podcast, they have a rich and creative history in the sport, re-producing some of the most loved and iconic jerseys, as well as establishing their own line of clothing.

 In this exclusive episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we ventured to Poole, Dorset to meet with Andy Storey, who has been with the company almost since their inception. Back in the day Andy would produce the magazine ads for Prendas before bringing the company online, where they’ve created a niche for themselves.

 “Were fans, and that helps,” Storey tells us.

 “I’ve cycled many hours since the age of five and I cycle every day. The bike is a great thing and there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t ride, even if it’s minus four outside and raining. It still feels great riding to work.”

 With a staff of four and their headquarters decked out in enough cycling memorabilia to keep fans like ourselves entertained for days, we sat with Storey  - who started out as as a regular Prendas customer - to talk, not just about the brand, but some of the iconic jerseys they’ve helped re-introduce into the sport, and find out more about the company’s passion.

 It’s nice to have a bit of colour and bring that back into the sport. We like to offer something a little different to other companies.”

 The walls of their officers are decked out in posters – most of which are signed – while stacks of retro cycling magazines line the shelves.

 “It all serves a purpose. We’ll use them for research and finding out what logo goes where, and it what season. There are so many reasons why people like the jerseys we produce but the simplicity is that we pick the jerseys based on what we like the look of.

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Landis: Lance, redemption and the future

November 6, 2018

The full and exclusive interview with Floyd Landis

 In this episode editor in chief Daniel Benson travels to Leadville, Colorado to interview Floyd Landis. Leadville sits around two hour’s drive from Denver, at over 10,000ft in altitude, and it’s where Landis now splits his time with New York, and we spent close to three days with Landis to talk about his past, his present and his future.

 Landis’ place within cycling’s history has been well covered, from his rise through the ranks to this positive test in 2006 and the loss of his Tour de France title. In the years since he has gone through a doping confession, a huge fall from grace and several legal battles. The former rider’s path to peace is now in full swing but we look back through the last 12 years of Landis’ life – his struggles, how he has tried to find redemption, his relationships with both Lance Armstrong and cycling in general, and his hope for the future as he embarks on team sponsorship.

 This podcast was recorded in Leadville Colorado, in the final week of October 2018. As a warning, it contains light profanity.

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Heinrich Haussler and the long road

October 11, 2018

Australian talks about his path into cycling, hurdles and the autumn of his career

The Cyclingnews podcast is brought to you in association with Prendas CiclismoPinarello and Floyds of Leadville. In this week's edition, we have an exclusive interview with Bahrain-Merida's Australian rider, Heinrich Haussler.

The now 34-year-old turned professional back in 2005 with Gerolsteiner but his road into cycling started much earlier, when as a teenager he came to Germany, on his own, and without knowing the language. Away from his family, and isolated at first, Haussler had to find his way in society as much as cycling, but his talent and dedication saw him through.

In this interview, conducted at the Canadian WorldTour races in September, Haussler talks about his path into cycling, the hurdles he had to overcome, and his time as a pro rider.

He opens up about his success and the culture at Gerolsteiner, the high and lows at Cervelo test team, injuries and setbacks, and how in the autumn of his career he has reinvented himself as a road captain for the likes Vincenzo Nibali and Sonny Colbrelli.

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UCI President David Lappartient – Exclusive Podcast.

October 3, 2018

In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville, UCI President David Lappartient sits down for an exclusive interview with Kirsten Frattini and Stephen Farrand at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck.

 During his visit, the UCI made several announcements about the reforms of both women’s and men’s professional bike racing, and he spoke with Cycingnews in detail about these upcoming reforms that make up the UCI’s Agenda 2022.

 He spoke with us about the introduction of a two-tiered system for women’s teams where by five teams would form the top-tier called the Women’s WorldTeams in 2020. He also revealed that the UCI would introduce a long-awaited minimum wage for Women’s WorldTeams. And we later learned from the UCI that the goal was to introduce it gradually, but that it would equal the men’s Professional Continental before 2023. The current minimum salary regulations for the men’s Professional Continental teams is €30,855.

 Lappartient also highlighted details of the new women’s calendar called the UCI ProSeries that will have three categories: Women’s WorldTour and Class 1 and 2. And he spoke about the new contractual regulations that are meant to improve the working conditions for women in cycling.

 On the men’s side, he discussed the WorldTour reforms, which include the newly designed calendar of one-day races, short stage races and Grand Tours. The changes are modest but he highlighted some of the ways that cycling could find new revenue and ensured stability.

 He also spoke about the recent election that saw Gianni Bugno re-elected as the president of the CPA, and some of the structural changes he hopes to see in the coming year.

 His first year as UCI Presdient can be considered successful in some ways, but there was also some turbulence from the beginning with Chris Froome’s now-resolved salbutamol case, a back-and-forth spat with Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford, and the negative atmosphere surrounding the Tour de France.

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World Championships wrap: Van der Breggen, Valverde, Alaphilippe and more

October 1, 2018

The 2018 World Championships came to a conclusion in Innsbruck on Sunday evening with Alejandro Valverde taking victory in the men’s road race after 15 years of trying. Anna van der Breggen also ended her long wait for the rainbow jersey with a dominant performance in the women’s road race.

 In this edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast, Sadhbh O’Shea, Stephen Farrand and Procycling’s Sam Dansie take a look back at the two showpiece events. We discuss how the favourites faired in each competition, analyse the Dutch team tactics in the women’s event and Spain’s in the men’s, plus we ask whether the Höll climb was a good addition.

 We hear from both winners Van der Breggen and Valverde as well as a whole host of other contenders, including Amanda Spratt, Julian Alaphilippe, Romain Bardet, Michael Woods, Julian Alaphilippe and Gianni Moscon.

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Worlds: Who will replace Peter Sagan as the next world champion?

September 28, 2018

Hear from Sagan, Alaphilippe, Bardet, Yates brothers, plus Van Vleuten and Spratt

The road races have kicked off at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, and the marquee events are set to take place with the elite women on Saturday and the elite men on Sunday.

In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville, Kirsten Frattini, Sadhbh O’Shea and Stephen Farrand preview the upcoming elite races and the favourites to win.

We first review the performances of the junior women’s race, won by Austria’s Laura Stigger, and the junior men’s race, won by Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel.

We preview the courses for the elite races and then hear from Peter Sagan, three-time and defending champion in the men’s race, along with other favourites to take the jersey, including Julian Alaphilippe and Romain Bardet (France), and Simon and Adam Yates (Great Britain).

We also hear from individual time trial winner Annemiek Van Vleuten, who is also a favourite for the road race title, and her compatriot Anna van der Breggen, along with outside contender Amanda Spratt (Australia).

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World Championships: Dennis knocks Dumoulin off time trial throne

September 27, 2018

Hear from the medallists, Martin on broken back, Kwiatkowski looks ahead to road race

 Australia’s Rohan Dennis won his first-ever world title in the elite men’s individual time trial on Wednesday at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. A feat that he claimed has been four years in the making.

 In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville,

Kirsten Frattini, Stephen Farrand and Sadhbh O’Shea break down the 52.5km course and discuss the outcome of the race.

 We hear from the new world champion, Dennis, on his career-defining victory, and medallists Tom Dumoulin and Victor Campenaerts.

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World Championships: Dutch women dominate, Dumoulin and Dennis talk time trials

September 26, 2018

Hear from Van Vleuten, Van der Breggen and Evenepoel the Belgian wunderkind

 The individual time trials have started at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships with the junior women’s and under-23 men’s events on Monday followed by the junior men’s and elite women’s event on Tuesday.

 In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville,Kirsten Frattini and Stephen Farrand discuss the success and disappointments, the favourites and the winners of the individual time trials.

 It’s been a great start for the Dutch women with Rozemarijn Ammerlaan winning the first rainbow jersey of the week in the junior event and Annemiek van Vleuten smashing the elite women’s race to win her second world title. It was a Dutch podium sweep with Anna van der Breggen taking the silver and Ellen van Dijk the bronze.

 On the men’s side, we saw Denmark’s Mikkel Bjerg win the under-23 event and Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel win the junior event.

 We hear from Van Vleuten about her victory and Van der Breggen about her loss, as they both look ahead to the road race on Saturday.

 We also hear from Tom Dumoulin and Rohan Dennis, the two big favourites for the upcoming elite men’s individual on Wednesday.

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World Championships: Jungels, Dennis, Van der Breggen talk team time trial

September 24, 2018

Van der Breggen expresses disappointment at loss of trade team event

 The 2018 UCI Road World Championships have kicked off in Innsbruck, Austria, in the mountainous Tirol region of the Alps, with the elite women’s and men’s trade team time trails on Sunday.

 In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville,

Kirsten Frattini and Stephen Farrand discuss winning teams Quick-Step Floors and Canyon-SRAM. It was the final edition of the trade team, event after a six-year run, before the UCI take steps toward a national team version of the discipline at next year’s World Championships in Yorkshire.

 We hear from Quick-Step Floors’ Bob Jungels, BMC Racing’s Rohan Dennis and Boels-Dolmans’ Anna van der Breggen on the official end of the trade team time trial.

 

The event now moves into the national team events; individual time trials and road races for the junior, under-23 and elite men and women, for what will be seven more days of racing.

 The World Championships is never strictly about the bike races and so while in Innsbruck the UCI will be announcing the new WorldTour reforms, while at the same time the CPA is set to host an election that will decide its new president.

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