The Cycling News Podcast
World Championships review

World Championships review

September 29, 2020

Featuring Van Aert, Hirschi, Kwiatkowski, van der Breggen, Van Vleutin, and Longo Borghini

In our latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello, we look back at a memorable weekend of racing from the UCI Road World Championships from Imola, Italy.

We focus on the men’s and women’s elite road races and we hear from a number of the key protagonists, including Wout Van Aert, Marc Hirschi, Michal Kwiatkowski, Anne van der Breggen, Annemiek Van Vleutin and

Elisa Longo Borghini.

Van der Breggen began the first elite rider since 1995 to win both the road race and the time trial in the same year, while Julian Alaphilippe stormed to his first road title with an attack on the final climb of the race.

We look back at both races, discuss Dutch domination, how and where both races were won and what the results mean for the rest of the season.

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Roglic closes in as Kwiatkowski saves Ineos’ Tour de France

Roglic closes in as Kwiatkowski saves Ineos’ Tour de France

September 17, 2020

The latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast looks back at the last few days in the Alps as we hear from Mikel Landa, Julian Alaphilippe, Richie Porte, and Adam Yates.

The racing has seen Michal Kwiatkowski and Miguel Angel Lopez win stages, while the race for the yellow jersey is almost over, with Primoz Roglic looking almost unbreakable.

We analyse the winners and losers from the Alps, and also compare the might of Jumbo Visma with the strongest editions of Team Sky and Ineos from the last few years.

There’s also an in-depth discussion on how Sunweb have come away with a Tour stacked with highlights and discussions over Richie Porte’s Grand Tour career.

 

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Bernal’s Tour collapses, Jungels on Higuita, and we debate doping questions

Bernal’s Tour collapses, Jungels on Higuita, and we debate doping questions

September 14, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello – we look back at the critical stage 15 of the Tour de France and hear from Egan Bernal and Bob Jungels.

We look at where things went wrong for Ineos Grenadiers in this year’s Tour de France and where they go next. The top-ten on GC in the race has taken shape but Tadej Pogacar is breathing down Primoz Roglic’s neck as the race heads towards the final week and the Alps, and we play out where the race could be won and who else might challenge for a step on the podium.

Jungels talks about the incident in which he crashed Sergio Higuita out of the race and we also hear from Geraint Thomas who finished on the podium in Tirreno-Adriatico.

Finally, we ask, ‘when is the right time to ask questions relating to doping?’ This topic took centre stage on the rest-day when Michael Rasmussen accused a journalist of raising a stupid question in which Roglic was asked why his performances should be believed. The perfectly reasonable question may have caused a stir for some but we debate the delicate nature of asking tough questions and elaborate on why cyclists are asked about the topic in the first place.

 

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COVID-19 tests, Hirschi, Froome and GC analysis

COVID-19 tests, Hirschi, Froome and GC analysis

September 8, 2020

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we hear from Tour de France revelation Marc Hirschi (Sunweb), Charly Wegelius from EF Education First and four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome from Tirreno-Adriatico.

We also cover the breaking news from the Tour de France that saw ASO’s Christian Prudhomme forced to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 and four team staff members from WorldTour squads sent home for the season reason after a huge effort to test everyone at the Tour on the first rest day.

Daniel Benson and Ed Pickering analyse the opening 9 days of racing and dissect the top ten and how the next few days might play out.

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Crosswind chaos and GC changes – Tour de France

Crosswind chaos and GC changes – Tour de France

September 4, 2020

It’s the end of stage 7 of the Tour de France and Wout van Aert has taken his second stage win of the race, and Jumbo-Visma’s third after a day dominated by crosswinds, chaos and GC changes.

 

Adam Yates retained his yellow jersey but that just scratches the surface on a day that was nail-biting and intense from the gun and saw the peloton split to pieces on several occasions through the efforts of Peter Sagan’s Bora-hansgrohe and then later due to pressure from Team Ineos. Several yellow jersey contenders were caught out in the echelons, while the likes of Miguel Angel Lopez, Nairo Quintana and Thibaut Pinot head into a weekend of stages in the Pyrenees within touching distance of the lead. The race is delicately poised.

In this latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we look back at a dramatic day, hear from both Van Aert and Yates and dissect the new GC standings ahead of the Pyrenees.

 

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Roglic rises as cracks appear in rivals’ GC challenges

Roglic rises as cracks appear in rivals’ GC challenges

September 1, 2020

 

Roglic rises as cracks appear in rivals’ GC challenges – podcast

It the end of stage of the 4 of the Tour de France and we have a feast of Tour content in our latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, as we hear from Egan Bernal, Sepp Kuss, and Tim Declercq. We’ll also discuss the latest transfer news after Michael Matthews broke his contract with Team Sunweb to join Mitchelton-Scott.

Daniel Benson and Ed Pickering dissect the action from stage 4 after Primoz Roglic won ahead of Tadej Pogacar and Guillaume Martin with 16 riders finishing in the front group on the first summit finish of this year’s race. Overall leader Julian Alaphilippe took 5th and held onto his yellow jersey with Adam Yates at 4 seconds, and Roglic at 7 seconds.

 

We hear from Bernal on the battle for yellow, and Roglic’s star teammate, Kuss, who drove the pace of the leading group in the final few kilometers. We also discuss some of the time gaps for Emanuel Buchmann and Rirchard Carapaz, before turning out attention to Tim Declercq, who once more selflessly controlled the pace of the peloton for much of the stage.

 

Finally, we debate the pros and cons around Matthews’ surprise move to Mitchelton Scott.

 

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