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Annemiek van Vleuten: The five races that changed my life

Annemiek van Vleuten: The five races that changed my life

April 28, 2020
In this episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast Women’s Edition we sat down with Mitchelton-Scott rider Annemiek van Vleuten in the spring of 2019 ahead of what turned out to be one of the biggest years in her career. 
 
It was a year that saw the Dutch all-rounder secure victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a second overall title at the Giro Rosa and then dominate the elite women’s road race with a history-making 105km solo attack that netted her the victory at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.
 
The 37-year-old Van Vleuten has been a professional since 2009 and has become one of the best riders and most recognisable names in the women’s peloton. She is also a two-time world champion in the time trial, two-time winner of Giro Rosa champion, and a double winner of La Course, and the current elite women's road race world champion.
 
Before we met up with Van Vleuten in the spring of 2019, we asked her to look back on her career and pick out five of her biggest moments and the ones that meant the most for her. 
 
The conversation happened just days before she soloed to victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège in April, but she had plenty of moments to pick from her decade-long career including the Tour of Flanders, Olympic Games, World Championships, Giro Rosa and La Course.
 
Enjoy our conversation with Annemiek van Vleuten. 
 
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Dumoulin, White and Slipstream’s beginnings

Dumoulin, White and Slipstream’s beginnings

April 18, 2020

A bumper edition of the CN podcast

It’s been a few weeks since our last episode but the Cyclingnews podcast is back with interviews with Tom Dumoulin and Matt White 

We also discuss the likelihood of the  Tour de France taking place later this year and whether it’s too soon to get excited about race dates that have been scheduled for the second half of the year.

European editor Stephen Farrand provides the latest lowdown from Italy and the Giro d’Italia’s plans, while we also look back at the formation of the Slipstream team. The American squad recently announced a round of cuts and layoffs but in the 2000s they burst onto the scene, and Ed Pickering from Procycling magazine was at their team launch in Boulder, Colorado 13 years ago. Pickering and CN’s Daniel Benson talk about the team’s first rosters and pose the question as to whether they’ve stayed true to their roots.

 

Tom Dumoulin, at home in Belgium, catches up with us over Skype and talks about lockdown, altitude camps and his thoughts on the new 2020 calendar, while Mitchelton Scott’s Matt White joins us from Spain to discuss how teams can start to plan for the coming months.

 

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