The Cycling News Podcast
Vuelta a Espana favourites, Van der Poel and Van Aert rivalry and Dumoulin interview

Vuelta a Espana favourites, Van der Poel and Van Aert rivalry and Dumoulin interview

October 20, 2020

In the latest Cyclingnews podcast we cast our eyes over the main contenders at the Vuelta a Espana. The field is stacked with stage racing talent, from Chris Froome to Primoz Roglic, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Carapaz and Dan Martin. We hear from Dumoulin about his own chances, and how he has coped with such a short but intense season.

We also look back at the men’s edition of the Tour of Flanders and discuss the rivalry between winner Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert and  how the pair could shape the Classics for years to come.

The whirlwind of a season then takes us to Italy, where we hear from Jaoa Almeida and Tao Geoghegan Hart as the final week of action begins at the Giro d’Italia.

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Will the Giro reach Milan, possible teams for Cavendish and Longo Borghini interview

Will the Giro reach Milan, possible teams for Cavendish and Longo Borghini interview

October 17, 2020

In the latest Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello, we talk about the precarious situation at the Giro d’Italia after a number of positive COVID-19 tests have lead to two teams withdrawing and one additional team’s management requesting that the race come to an early end.

We discuss if the Giro will make it to Milan or not and how the organisers are vowing to carry on.

We also hear from Mark Cavendish, who spoke to the media in Belgium this week, and we look at the potential teams that he could join in 2021.

With the men’s and women’s Tour of Flanders coming up we look at the favourites and we talk to Elisa Longo Borghini about her season, the Classics and Trek Segafredo.

The road ahead for Mark Cavendish, Gent-Wevelgem and Giro d’Italia highlights

The road ahead for Mark Cavendish, Gent-Wevelgem and Giro d’Italia highlights

October 13, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we look back at the Giro d’Italia, Gent-Wevelgem and talk about where Mark Cavendish goes from here after he told the world that Gent-Wevelgem might be his final race.  We also hear from Mads Pedersen, Jack Haig, and Alex Dowsett.

We start with Mark Cavendish, who told reporters that Gent-Wevelgem could be his final race as pro rider. In emotional scenes, the British rider gave little else away but with his contract up and no confirmation of an extension at Bahrain McLaren could this be it for the sprinter who has won 30 stages of the Tour de France, Milan-San Remo, and many more races? Daniel Benson and Ed Pickering discuss the huge impact Cavendish has had on the sport, his major achievements, what he was like to interview, and how his personality and his fast finish went hand in hand.

We also look back at the Giro d’Italia  - before the latest COVID-19 results were announced – and analyse the finish in the men’s edition Gent-Wevelgem. Coming up in the next edition of the podcast we have an exclusive interview with Elisa Longo Borghini from Trek Segafredo and preview the Vuelta a Espana.

Thomas out of the Giro, Deignan exclusive and Liege recap

Thomas out of the Giro, Deignan exclusive and Liege recap

October 6, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello, we look back at the first four days of the Giro d’Italia and recap the men’s and women’s editions of Liege-Bastonge-Liege.

We have an exclusive interview with women’s race winner Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) who talks about her victory, dividing up leadership and the first edition of Paris-Roubaix. We also hear from Marc Hirschi, who finished second in the men’s race.

In the Giro we hear from current race leader Joao Almeida and Matteo Tosatto, who talks about Geraint Thomas after the Welshman crashed out of the race.

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Simmons’ suspension, Giro d’Italia preview and Hansen exclusive

Simmons’ suspension, Giro d’Italia preview and Hansen exclusive

October 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we preview the Giro d’Italia which starts on Saturday and hear from Matt White and Adam Hansen, with the latter dropping huge and unexpected news surrounding his future as an athlete. We’ll also look back at Fleche Wallonne and hear from Marc Hirschi and European Editor Stephen Farrand makes his latest appearance.
 
We also take a look at the most important news from the week, which includes Quinn Simmons suspension from Trek Segafredo after the American responded to a post from a cycling journalist about the upcoming US election, in which she asked supporters of Donald Trump to stop following her on Twitter. Simmons responded by writing “bye,” followed by an emoji of a hand with black skin tone waving. The use of a black emoji by a white person online has been repeatedly highlighted as racist, and the term “digital blackface” has been coined to describe its usage. Simmons later apologized for his actions and he remains suspended. 

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