The Cycling News Podcast
Michael Creed: Fighting back against depression

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.

Behind the scenes at Prendas Ciclismo

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.

Landis: Lance, redemption and the future

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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