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Lizzie Deignan: Motherhood - Women’s Edition Podcast

Lizzie Deignan: Motherhood - Women’s Edition Podcast

June 25, 2019
Trek-Segafredo rider discusses parenting, pro cycling and dreams of winning a second world title in Yorkshire
 

Welcome to the Cyclingnews Podcast Women's Edition, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville.

In this episode Cyclingnews' women’s editor Kirsten Frattini sits down with former world champion and new mom Lizzie Deignan to discuss motherhood, her postpartum return to pro cycling, dreams of winning a second world title at Yorkshire World Championships, and her biggest hopes for the future of women's cycling.

Deignan took time away from the sport to give birth to her first child and only recently returned to the peloton with her new team Trek-Segafredo at the Ardennes Classics, Tour de Yorkshire, Tour of California and the OVO Energy Women's Tour, where she won the overall title.

At a time when major sport sponsors are pushing promotional content geared toward equality, female athletes such as American Olympians Kara Goucher, Allyson Felix and Alysia Montaño, have exposed American company Nike for its performance-based reductions clause in athlete contracts, and how that affects athletes who want to have a baby.

Montaño wrote a detailed opinion piece in The New York Times titled "Nike told me to dream crazy, until I wanted a baby", where she described the company's policy of reducing and cutting salaries after some of its female athletes decided to become pregnant.

Female cyclists can relate to this policy as contracts have been cancelled or considered nullified if an athlete becomes pregnant.

Hear from Deignan on her decision to start a family while at the peak of her cycling career and why she left long-time team Boels Dolmans. She also speaks about the importance of competing for a team and sponsors that support her cycling career while also being a mother.

Deignan also spoke about the UCI's decision to include a maternity clause and other insurances into its standard athlete-team contracts beginning in 2020. But she noted that a similar amendment, in the form of a paternity clause, would be welcomed among the men’s peloton as well.

We hope you enjoy our discussion with Lizzie Deignan.

If this is your first time listening to the Women’s edition podcast, make sure you go back and listen to our previous three episodes; The edge of popularity, Behind the scenes at Trek-Segafredo and What makes a woman?

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Has Bernal done enough to lead at the Tour de France?

Has Bernal done enough to lead at the Tour de France?

June 21, 2019

Dumoulin, Demol and Wegelius all feature this week

 In the last episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville – we look at latest action from the Tour de Suisse where Egan Bernal put in a dominant performance to win stage 7 and extend his overall lead. We debate the Tour de France leadership dilemma facing Team Ineos, and hear from Dirk Demol on Katusha’s rebuilding.

 After Jumbo Visma confirmed that they were interested in bringing in Marcel Kittel we discuss the merits of the move, as well as the news that Tom Dumoulin will miss this year’s Tour de France due to injury.

 Finally, we hear from Charly Wegelius on how he fell in love with cycling at a young age, and his first memories from the Tour de France.

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Alaphilippe assessment, Brailsford on Cobo case, and Porte previews the mountains – Dauphine Podcast

Alaphilippe assessment, Brailsford on Cobo case, and Porte previews the mountains – Dauphine Podcast

June 14, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we look back at stage 6 of the Critérium du DauphinéJulian Alaphilippe came out on top after winning from the early break and Philippa York gives her expert analysis on the Frenchman and who he compares to from the last two decades.

We also hear from Dave Brailsford on the shock news that Juan Jose Cobo may be stripped of his 2011 Vuelta a España. Such a move would make Chris Froome the overall winner and as such the first British rider to win a Grand Tour.

With the Dauphiné about to reach the mountains and the first real test since the time trial we also hear from Richie Porte and Steven Kruijswijk.

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Chris Froome latest, Brailsford’s and Dan Martin’s witness account - Dauphine Podcast

Chris Froome latest, Brailsford’s and Dan Martin’s witness account - Dauphine Podcast

June 13, 2019

Hear from Philippa York on whether Wout Van Aert is the next Sean Kelly

For the second day in a row Wout Van Aert showed a clean pair of heels and dispatched with his rivals to win the stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné. The only difference this time around was that he won a messy bunch sprint rather than a time trial.

However, the day was once again overshadowed by the latest news involving Chris Froome, who underwent eight hours of surgery after his horrific fall on Wednesday. We hear from Dave Brailsford who offered a medical update this morning.

We also speak to Dan Martin who witnessed the crash. Martin was just a few metres behind Froome during the recon and was left shaken by the events. He talks to us about the scene on the road, his thoughts on what happened, and how precarious bike racing can be.

We also have an interview with Servais Knaven who talks about the mood within the Team Ineos camp, Tour de France leadership, the plans for the rest of the Dauphiné and how the management will aim to pick the team up after the loss of their leader.

Finally, we return to racing with Philippa York provider her assessment of Van Aert and whether he could in fact be the next Sean Kelly.

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Chris Froome out of the Tour de France

Chris Froome out of the Tour de France

June 12, 2019
Hear from Brailsford, Poels, Dumoulin and Porte from the Criterium du Dauphiné
 
Wout van Aert won the stage, Adam Yates pulled on yellow but the major talking point on stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné was the news that Chris Froome had crashed out with several fractures and will miss the Tour de France in July.

Froome fell heavily and at high-speed during a recon of the stage 4 time trial around Roanne and after several hours of roadside treatment was airlifted to hospital in Saint Etienne for further treatment. It's not yet clear if surgery is required but what's clear is that Froome's hopes of winning a fifth Tour de France are over.

We hear from a shocked and upset Dave Brailsford, and Wout Poels, who was with Frooome when the crash occurred, and GC riders Tom Dumoulin and Richie Porte.

As throughout this year's Dauphiné, expert analysis is provided by Philippa York.

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Dauphine Podcast - Pinot’s form, rider retirement and Froome, Dumoulin and Yates

Dauphine Podcast - Pinot’s form, rider retirement and Froome, Dumoulin and Yates

June 10, 2019

In the latest instalment of the Cyclingnews podcast Daniel Benson and special guest Philippa York look back at an exciting stage at the Criterium du Dauphine. They talk about the action and hear from a quartet of  Chris Froome, Tom Domoulin, Jakob Fuglsang, and Adam Yates but the trust of the podcast centres around Thibaut Pinot and the search for a French Tour de France winner and when riders face the reality of retirement.

 Pinot takes centre stage after he attacked several times on the stage and split the GC group. It was a real sign of intent and although the Tour de France is still several weeks away his performance will have drawn attention. York talks about the pressure placed on French riders since the days of Bernard Hinault and the generations of riders who have grown up in the rider’s illustrious shadow.

 We also talk about retirement. Stage 2 saw Steve Cummings pull of the race and although there’s no indication that the rider will hang up his wheels, at the age of 38 it’s not beyond the realms of possibility either. We discuss the causes of retirement and what prompts a rider to eventually make that tough decision to stop. 

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Criterium du Dauphine podcast: Froome, Porte, Kwiatkowski and York

Criterium du Dauphine podcast: Froome, Porte, Kwiatkowski and York

June 9, 2019

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast we hear from Chris FroomeRichie Porte and Michal Kwiatkowski after stage 1 of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

We followed the stage from start to finish and watched Edvald Boasson Hagen take a huge win for the struggling Dimension Data. We pose the question as to whether the team should focus their Tour de France efforts on the Norwegian or if Mark Cavendish and others deserve leadership roles.

Philippa York shares memories on the importance of winning the Dauphiné and where the race stands in terms of the history of the sport and what it means to riders. We discuss form at this point of the season and then hear from three of the stars at this year's race: Chris Froome, Richie Porte and Michal Kwiatkowski.

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Giro d’Italia race analysis podcast

Giro d’Italia race analysis podcast

June 4, 2019

It’s just a couple of days since the end of the Giro d’Italia where Movistar’s Richard Carapaz took the overall honours, sealing it with a solid final time trial in Verona. He beat two-time Giro d’Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali by more than a minute, with Primoz Roglic taking third place.

In this podcast, we’ll hear from Carapaz’s directeur sportif Max Sciandri and his teammate Mikel Landa, who just missed out on the podium. We’ll also here from third place finisher Primoz Roglic, Chad Haga, who won the final time trial, and EF Education First’s Joe Dombrowski, who finished 12thoverall.