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Chris Froome transfer latest and ranking the best sprinters of the WorldTour era

Chris Froome transfer latest and ranking the best sprinters of the WorldTour era

May 23, 2020

In this week’s episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we analyze the latest news surrounding Chris Froome and his contract situation. The four-time Tour de France winner has been linked with several teams with the notion of a mid-season transfer mentioned in several camps.

We look at Froome’s options, where he should go and whether staying at Team Ineos is his best option.

 As well as our Froome discussion Cn’s Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Edward Pickering rank their top-10 sprinters from the from

 WorldTour era. From a shortlist of 16 to a reduced number of 12 (as you see below) and then to 10, our podcasters rank the fastest riders in the world with some surprising results.

 

Pascal Ackermann

Mark Cavendish

Marcel Kittel

Arnaud Demare

Nacer Bouhanni

Andre Greipel

Dylan Groenewegen

Caleb Ewan

Elia Viviani

Sam Bennett
Fernando Gaviria

Peter Sagan

 

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The Greatest: Top 10 Grand Tour riders of the WorldTour era

The Greatest: Top 10 Grand Tour riders of the WorldTour era

May 10, 2020

Are the greatest and the most successful the same or different? That’s the hot topic in this week’s edition of the Cyclingnews podcast as Ed Pickering and Patrick Fletcher go head-to-head and attempt to rank the greatest GC Grand Tour riders of the WorldTour era.

 In no particular order we selected ten riders: Nairo Quintana, Tom Dumoulin, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Bradley Wiggins, Vincenzo Nibali , Cadel Evans, Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Alejandro Valverde and analyzed their Grand Tour careers since the WorldTour began in 2019 and through four forms of criteria – numbers of wins, longevity, competition and legacy/reputation – Pickering and Fletcher arrived at two very different lists.  

 We discuss both list and some of the notable absentees from our original ten, and to break up the proceedings we have an interview with Simon Yates thrown in for good measure.

 

We’d love to know your top-tens, so please post them in the comments below.

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Sam Bennett, Haas, Alaphilippe and the most ‘clicked’ riders

Sam Bennett, Haas, Alaphilippe and the most ‘clicked’ riders

May 3, 2020
In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville, we catch up with Sam Bennett on living in lockdown and how he envisages the year unfolding. We also chat with Nathan Haas with the Australian providing us with his selection of tunes to listen to while training indoors.
 
There’s time to also check with our women’s editor Kirsten Frattini on the latest developments in the women’s peloton – including the Bigla-Katusha story and how the team face closing.
Hosts Ed Pickering and Daniel Benson also discuss the merits and the draw backs surrounding eRacing, while we talk all things Alaphillipe with the Frenchman set to be the cover star on next month’s edition of Procycling magazine. We share who the top ten riders are on CN according to 'clicks' and Ed takes us through the process of how Procycling determine the cover stars throughout the year.
 
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