The Cycling News Podcast
Watershed Tour de France team at Ineos and rider safety

Watershed Tour de France team at Ineos and rider safety

August 21, 2020

In this week’s podcast episode we hear from Peter Sagan, Nicholas Roche, Tom Dumoulin and have an exclusive interview with George Bennett from Jumbo Visma.

We debate the merits of the Team Ineos Tour de France squad and the possible implications having left both Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas at home on the sofa. We analyise the depth within Jumbo Visma and ask whether Ineos are rattled by the Dutch team’s recent performances.

We hear from George Bennett on the strength at Jumbo Visma and how the Kiwi is adamant that he will improve ahead of the Tour de France. 

Dumoulin and Roche talk to us about rider safety and the questions facing the CPA after a string of major crashes and incidents, while we also hear from Peter Sagan at the Criterium du Dauphine.

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Tour de Pologne crash, Milan-San Remo and Bernal’s dominance

Tour de Pologne crash, Milan-San Remo and Bernal’s dominance

August 7, 2020

This week we’re discussing a number of races from Strade Bianche to Milano –Torino, and this weekend’s Milan-San Remo and Chris Froome and Egan Bernal’s latest adventures in France.

We’ll hear from Froome, and from Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang but really there’s only one place to start and that’s with the horrific sprint finish on stage 1 the Tour de Pologne that saw Fabio Jakobsen taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma. The fall happened after Dylan Groenewegen altered his line and forced the QuickStep rider into the barriers. Jakobsen didn’t just go into the barriers he went through them. It was quite honestly one of the most shocking crashes in years. Several riders came down, a race official was left unconscious and Groenewegen was disqualified and fined. He may also face further punishment from the UCI.

We analyze the incident, and talk to former sprinter Robbie McEwen about road safety and how the UCI and race oganisers must listen to riders if conditions are going to improve.

We also look back at a thrilling edition of Strade Bianche and debate whether Wout van Aert is currently the most complete rider in the WorldTour. We head to France and try and narrow down Team Ineos’ Tour de France squad, hear from Chris Froome, and then pick our favourites for Saturday’s Milan-San Remo.

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