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The return to racing

The return to racing

July 31, 2020

After months of inaction and cycling fans surviving off online racing and re-runs of their favorite races, world-class racing is finally back on our screens.

 

The sport is taking baby steps towards normality but both the men’s and women’s peloton have taken part in a number of races with the Vuelta a Burgos currently underway in Spain, and with the men’s and women’s Strade Bianche scheduled for Saturday the WorldTour wheels are about to turn for the first time since March.

 

In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Ed Pickering speak to European editor Stephen Farrand, who is based in Italy and his set to report from Strade Bianche. We also catch up with women’s editor Kirsten Frattini about the women’s race and the news that Marianne Vos is on her way to the new women’s Jumbo Visma team. We drop in with Alasdair Fotheringham who watched Remco Evenepoel storm to the win on stage 3 of the Vuelta a Burgos, while there’s an interview with world champion Mads Pedersen thrown in for good measure.

 

This week’s episode – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarell – isn’t all Froome, as we also check in with Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert, who is currently at a training camp ahead of the Tour. We talk to the Belgian about the Tour, cyclo-cross and, of course, Froome.

 

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Chris Froome latest transfer news and riders who might join him in 2021

Chris Froome latest transfer news and riders who might join him in 2021

July 12, 2020

This week’s cycling news has been dominated by one story – the move of Chris Froome to Israel Start-Up Nation. The four-time Tour de France winner will end his long stint at Ineos this year before moving to pastures new for the first time since 2010 but there are plenty of vital questions that need to be answered before the year is out.

 The most pertinent and most difficult is whether Dave Brailsford will select Froome for the Tour de France this year or whether Ineos will discard their longest serving leader for Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas. Cyclingnews’ Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Ed Pickering take on the biggest question ahead of the Tour while also sharing details on how the move came about.

 We also look ahead to 2021 and whether the move to Israel Start-Up Nation will pay off and who the team needs to sign in order to help Froome in his quest to win a fifth Tour title.

 

This week’s episode – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarell – isn’t all Froome, as we also check in with Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert, who is currently at a training camp ahead of the Tour. We talk to the Belgian about the Tour, cyclo-cross and, of course, Froome.

 

The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews Podcast, click here.

  

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The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

July 1, 2020

In this week’s episode of the Cyclilngnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we rank the top-ten female riders from 1998 onwards. Our time frame takes into consideration the Women’s World Cup that ran from 1998 until 2015 and the  current Women’s WorldTour

With expert opinions from our women’s editor Kirsten Frattini and Procycling’s Ed Pickering we start with an incredibly strong long-list before whittling down to two sets of top tens.

The long list includes Marianne Voss, Leontien van Moorsel, Anna van der Breggen, Fabiana Luperini, Annemiek Van Vleuten, Petra Rossner, Nicole Cooke, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Ina Teutenberg to name but a few, and there are a number of surprise inclusions before settle on the best rider. 

Here's our long-list, so feel free to join in and post your order in the comments below. 

Annemiek Van Vleuten

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Fabiana Luperini

Petra Rossner

Marianne Vos 

Mara Abbott 

Emma Pooley 

Judith Arndt

Leontien van Moorsel 

Anna van der Breggen

Nicole Cooke  

Ina Teutenburg  

Kristin Armstrong  

Giorgia Bronzini  

Lizzie Deignan

Chloe Dygert

Kirsten Wild

Amanda Spratt

Oenone Wood  

Anna Wilson/Millward

Amber Neben  

Chloe Dygert

Kirsten Wild

Amanda Spratt

Hanka Kupfernagel

Emma Johnansson

Elisa Longo Borghini

Trixi Worrack

Evelyn Stevens

Mirijam Melchers

 

In this week’s episode we also hear from George Bennett and discuss all the breaking  news from Ed’s chicken farm.

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BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigors of pro bike racing. 

Our versatile Fiandre line uses proprietary technology to keep you dry and comfortable in inclement, variable weather conditions. 

 

Sportful leads the market with innovative and technical apparel so you can experience those unforgettable moments, your very best days on a bike. 

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