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Yates, Froome and Ewan at the dinosaur park

Yates, Froome and Ewan at the dinosaur park

February 26, 2020

The UAE Tour continues and in the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville – we wrap up stages 3 and 4. We hear from Adam Yates on his stage win and race lead, and Caleb Ewan and Sam Bennett after both riders missed out on stage wins. Ewan crashed and found himself out of position on Wednesday, while Bennett jumped too early and altered his leadout train. We talk about both sprinters and just how competitive this race has been.

 As in previous days we also drop in at Team Ineos to talk to Chris Froome. The four-time Tour de France winner is using the UAE Tour as his comeback race and in this latest catch-up we talk to him about his future beyond 2020 – he’s out of contract this year – and how he’s feeling after several days of competition. 

 Picking up from our previous discussion over the Australian emu wars of the 1930s – to remind you, the emus won – presenters Daniel Benson and Sophie Smith continue the theme by turning their attention to their limited dinosaurs facts after stage 4 started outside a dinosaur theme park in Dubai.

 Spoiler: Their facts and knowledge on the subject really are limited.

 

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Chris Froome, Adam Yates, and the emu war – UAE Tour

Chris Froome, Adam Yates, and the emu war – UAE Tour

February 24, 2020

In the second of our podcasts from the UAE Tour we hear from Chris Froome, Adam Yates, Sam Bennett, and yes, as the title suggests, we also discuss the Australian Emu War of the 1930s. Spoiler alert: the Emus won.

 We start with a recap of the first two days of racing after Pascal Ackermann and Caleb Ewan  - the new leader of the race – shared the spoils.

Joined once again by Australian writer Sophie Smith, we hear from Chris Froome. The British rider opens up about his rehab, learning to walk again and he reveals that he had a further surgery in December after internal stitches became infected.

 We also talk to Adam Yates. The British climber took fourth at the white jersey at the 2016 Tour but has not hit those heights in a Grand Tour since. He tells us why it’s going to be different this time at the Tour and what he’s changed in terms of his schedule and plans. 

Smith gives an insight into how stage 3 might play out and what level of popularity the Yates brothers share back in Australia. And then there’s the emus.

 

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Chris Froome and Caleb Ewan in UAE Tour preview

Chris Froome and Caleb Ewan in UAE Tour preview

February 22, 2020

The second WorldTour stage race of the season kicks off this weekend with the UAE Tour. The week-long event provides a world-class field with three up-hill finishes and a number of opportunities for the sprinters. It’s no surprise that so many sprinters have made the journey to the Middle East with Pascal Ackermann, Dylan Groenewegen, Mark Cavendish, Caleb Ewan, Sam Bennett and Fernando Gaviria all on the startlist.

 In our first podcast episode from the race we sit down with Ewan, and talk about leadership, pressure, his season so far, and how he sees the sprints going as the week progresses. The Australian is certainly a firm favourite at the race after taking a stage here last year.

 Our presenters – Daniel Benson and Sophie Smith – also hear from Chris Froome, who arrives at the race having not competed since his career-threatening crash at last year’s Criterium du Dauphine in France. Froome has spent the last eight months in recovery and rehab and admits that he’s still not over his injuries. In our recording he opens up about his hopes for the coming weeks and his condition heading into his first race of the year.

Finally, we catch up with Froome’s team director, Matteo Tosatto.

 

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Our latest competition gives you the chance to win one of two musettes. We have one from Katusha Alpecin that’s stuffed with goodies and kit from last year, while we also have a similar prize for BMC Racing fans. Can you tell we’ve recently moved offices and need to clear some space?

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