The three-Peter special: Sagan wins Worlds

September 25, 2017

In the final instalment from the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen we look at back Peter Sagan winning his third straight title. He edged out home favourite Alex Kristoff and Michael Matthews to take the rainbow jersey in what was a nail-biting finish in Norway. We hear from Sagan, Kristoff, Matthews, and Greg van Avermaet who finished in sixth and analyse the race. We look at the Italians, French, Belgians and Australians and also pick out our own highlights from a fantastic week of racing in Norway.

Behind the scenes at the UCI election and what really happened

September 22, 2017

In this episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we take you inside the UCI Congress at the World Championships in Bergen on a day that saw David Lappartient crush Brian Cookson 37-8 in the presidential election. It was a dramatic day of huge significance for the sport and we speak exclusively to both men just after the vote. We also share with you our insight and knowledge of how the voting played out; we analyse where Cookson lost the election; where Lappartient gained support and what this could mean for the future of cycling. We then go back to Wednesday’s time trial and look back at Tom Dumoulin’s incredible in. We hear from the new world champion, and Chris Froome about bike changes, the course, and the day’s action.

The Philippa York Podcast. Exclusive interview on her transition, the macho world of sport, and the future

September 12, 2017

On July 6, 2017, Philippa York publicly introduced herself to the cycling community and the world at large. Before her transition, Philippa went by the name of Robert Millar. Millar was a successful rider in the 1980s and mid 1990s but hung up his wheels before virtually disappearing from the public arena. The landscape back then - not just in cycling – but in society in general was very different to the one we live in today. There was a lot less understanding, education and acceptance regarding transgender issues and York understandably became a more private person as she sought to protect not just herself but also her family and loved ones, during what was a very important and sensitive part of her life. Earlier this month Cyclingnews sat down with York, who has been a writer on the site for several years. We meet for tea and talked about her transition, coming through the macho-world of professional sport, the barbaric treatment at the hands of certain sections of the media, the recent reaction from the cycling community, her family, and of course where she is now, both professional and personally. We hope you enjoy this podcast and if you’ve been affected by any of the issues please visit.