The Cycling News Podcast
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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Thomas, Tinkov, Cavendish, and Evenepoel

Thomas, Tinkov, Cavendish, and Evenepoel

February 9, 2019

In this week's edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to in association with Sportful, Floyd's of Leadville and Pinarello we hear from Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet, Mark Cavendish and the latest WorldTour sensation Remco Evenepoel.

We also discuss the recent headlines, including the news that Oleg Tinkov attempted to sponsor Team Sky but was rebuffed by Dave Brailsford, and the latest from GMC medical tribunal that centers around former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, Richard Freeman.

Geraint Thomas made his season debut this week and we catch up with Welshman as he lines out his race plans and schedule for the coming season. The 2018 Tour winner dismisses the chance of riding the Giro d'Italia and we debate how Team Sky will settle their leadership between Thomas and four-time Tour winner Chris Froome. With all the speculation and uncertainty surrounding the team's future the next few months could be key as the season builds towards the Tour.

 We also check in with Greg Van Avermaet - 24 hours before his first win of the season in Valenciana. The Belgian rider is the main focal point at CCC Team and his gearing up for the Classics once more. He talks about his squad, his hopes for the season and the World Championships.

 While the European season is in full swing we've also had racing in South America, with the Vuelta a San Juan ending last weekend. The race saw Mark Cavendish make his return to racing, and he talks to Stephen Farrand about his comeback. Finally, we hear from the latest WorldTour sensation Remco Evenepoel, who bypassed the U23 ranks to turn professional at just 19 years of age. We hear from him on his race debut and debate how much pressure the young rider will be under as he begins his racing career.

 

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