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Alaphilippe assessment, Brailsford on Cobo case, and Porte previews the mountains – Dauphine Podcast

Alaphilippe assessment, Brailsford on Cobo case, and Porte previews the mountains – Dauphine Podcast

June 14, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we look back at stage 6 of the Critérium du DauphinéJulian Alaphilippe came out on top after winning from the early break and Philippa York gives her expert analysis on the Frenchman and who he compares to from the last two decades.

We also hear from Dave Brailsford on the shock news that Juan Jose Cobo may be stripped of his 2011 Vuelta a España. Such a move would make Chris Froome the overall winner and as such the first British rider to win a Grand Tour.

With the Dauphiné about to reach the mountains and the first real test since the time trial we also hear from Richie Porte and Steven Kruijswijk.

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Chris Froome latest, Brailsford’s and Dan Martin’s witness account - Dauphine Podcast

Chris Froome latest, Brailsford’s and Dan Martin’s witness account - Dauphine Podcast

June 13, 2019

Hear from Philippa York on whether Wout Van Aert is the next Sean Kelly

For the second day in a row Wout Van Aert showed a clean pair of heels and dispatched with his rivals to win the stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné. The only difference this time around was that he won a messy bunch sprint rather than a time trial.

However, the day was once again overshadowed by the latest news involving Chris Froome, who underwent eight hours of surgery after his horrific fall on Wednesday. We hear from Dave Brailsford who offered a medical update this morning.

We also speak to Dan Martin who witnessed the crash. Martin was just a few metres behind Froome during the recon and was left shaken by the events. He talks to us about the scene on the road, his thoughts on what happened, and how precarious bike racing can be.

We also have an interview with Servais Knaven who talks about the mood within the Team Ineos camp, Tour de France leadership, the plans for the rest of the Dauphiné and how the management will aim to pick the team up after the loss of their leader.

Finally, we return to racing with Philippa York provider her assessment of Van Aert and whether he could in fact be the next Sean Kelly.

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Chris Froome out of the Tour de France

Chris Froome out of the Tour de France

June 12, 2019
Hear from Brailsford, Poels, Dumoulin and Porte from the Criterium du Dauphiné
 
Wout van Aert won the stage, Adam Yates pulled on yellow but the major talking point on stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné was the news that Chris Froome had crashed out with several fractures and will miss the Tour de France in July.

Froome fell heavily and at high-speed during a recon of the stage 4 time trial around Roanne and after several hours of roadside treatment was airlifted to hospital in Saint Etienne for further treatment. It's not yet clear if surgery is required but what's clear is that Froome's hopes of winning a fifth Tour de France are over.

We hear from a shocked and upset Dave Brailsford, and Wout Poels, who was with Frooome when the crash occurred, and GC riders Tom Dumoulin and Richie Porte.

As throughout this year's Dauphiné, expert analysis is provided by Philippa York.

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Dauphine Podcast - Pinot’s form, rider retirement and Froome, Dumoulin and Yates

Dauphine Podcast - Pinot’s form, rider retirement and Froome, Dumoulin and Yates

June 10, 2019

In the latest instalment of the Cyclingnews podcast Daniel Benson and special guest Philippa York look back at an exciting stage at the Criterium du Dauphine. They talk about the action and hear from a quartet of  Chris Froome, Tom Domoulin, Jakob Fuglsang, and Adam Yates but the trust of the podcast centres around Thibaut Pinot and the search for a French Tour de France winner and when riders face the reality of retirement.

 Pinot takes centre stage after he attacked several times on the stage and split the GC group. It was a real sign of intent and although the Tour de France is still several weeks away his performance will have drawn attention. York talks about the pressure placed on French riders since the days of Bernard Hinault and the generations of riders who have grown up in the rider’s illustrious shadow.

 We also talk about retirement. Stage 2 saw Steve Cummings pull of the race and although there’s no indication that the rider will hang up his wheels, at the age of 38 it’s not beyond the realms of possibility either. We discuss the causes of retirement and what prompts a rider to eventually make that tough decision to stop. 

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Criterium du Dauphine podcast: Froome, Porte, Kwiatkowski and York

Criterium du Dauphine podcast: Froome, Porte, Kwiatkowski and York

June 9, 2019

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast we hear from Chris FroomeRichie Porte and Michal Kwiatkowski after stage 1 of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

We followed the stage from start to finish and watched Edvald Boasson Hagen take a huge win for the struggling Dimension Data. We pose the question as to whether the team should focus their Tour de France efforts on the Norwegian or if Mark Cavendish and others deserve leadership roles.

Philippa York shares memories on the importance of winning the Dauphiné and where the race stands in terms of the history of the sport and what it means to riders. We discuss form at this point of the season and then hear from three of the stars at this year's race: Chris Froome, Richie Porte and Michal Kwiatkowski.

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Giro d’Italia race analysis podcast

Giro d’Italia race analysis podcast

June 4, 2019

It’s just a couple of days since the end of the Giro d’Italia where Movistar’s Richard Carapaz took the overall honours, sealing it with a solid final time trial in Verona. He beat two-time Giro d’Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali by more than a minute, with Primoz Roglic taking third place.

In this podcast, we’ll hear from Carapaz’s directeur sportif Max Sciandri and his teammate Mikel Landa, who just missed out on the podium. We’ll also here from third place finisher Primoz Roglic, Chad Haga, who won the final time trial, and EF Education First’s Joe Dombrowski, who finished 12thoverall. 

The Giro d’Italia moves into the final phase

The Giro d’Italia moves into the final phase

May 30, 2019

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast - brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville – we look back on the last week of the Giro d'Italia and preview the main contenders as the race embarks on the final three stages.

Richard Carapaz three stages away from winning the Giro d'Italia – although the final two days of racing are in the mountains before we have the final 17km time trial in Verona. However, former two-time winner Vincenzo Nibali waits in the wings and will look to exploit any shine of weakness.

We hear from Primoz Roglic and his director sportif Addy Engels, Pavel Sivakov who is riding high in the top-ten, Connor Dunne who is making his Giro debut, and Esteban Chaves after his second place finish on stage 17.

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Giro d’Italia: Rest day podcast with Dumoulin, Roglic and Ewan

Giro d’Italia: Rest day podcast with Dumoulin, Roglic and Ewan

May 20, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville, we look back on the opening week of the Giro d’Italia and debate whether the race is effectively over after Primoz Roglic put significant time between himself and his rivals in the stage 9 time trial.

There are still two weeks of racing and a flurry of mountain stages to come and while Roglic is in the driving seat the likes of Vincenzo Nibali will be confident of at least trying to unsettle the Jumbo Visma rider.

 

Simon Yates, on the other hand, has several minutes to make up after a shocking time trial on stage 9, and we debate whether the British climber can bounce back in the second half of the week.

We hear from Tom Dumoulin and discuss whether his departure is good or bad for Roglic, and finally we hear from Caleb Ewan, who won his first Grand Tour stage in Lotto Soudal colours on stage 8.

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Tour de Yorkshire finale with Froome, Lawless and Van Avermaet

Tour de Yorkshire finale with Froome, Lawless and Van Avermaet

May 5, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville, Daniel Benson and Philippa York wrap up the final day’s action from the Tour de Yorkshire.

The stage finished in Leeds with Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) winning ahead of the Team Ineos duo of Chris Lawless and Eddie Dunbar. Lawless’ second place was enough for the British rider to win his first stage and race and take Team Ineos’ first win since their launch earlier in the week.

We hear from Lawless on his win, and Van Avermaet after the Olympic road champion took his second win of the season.

We catch up Chris Froome after the four-time Tour de France winner set up Dunbar and Lawless on the road to Leeds. Froome talks about his form, and Tour de Yorkshire but keeps his cards close to his chest of the Ineos line up for the Giro d’Italia.

Speaking of the Italian Grand Tour, Dunbar may be about to make his debut at a three week-race we interview him at the finish in Leeds, with Team Ineos set to announce the full Giro d’Italia line up in the next 24 hours.

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Vos victorious in Yorkshire, Bernal out of the Giro

Vos victorious in Yorkshire, Bernal out of the Giro

May 4, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Flyods of Leadville, we hear from Marianne Vos after her incredible win at the Tour de Yorkshire. We also hear from Lizzie Diegnan on her return to racing, and Philippa York and author William Fotheringhan talk about the Harrogate Worlds course.

Fotheringham was out on Friday riding the course and likened it to the Oslo course from 1993. He and York talk a walk down memory lane and discuss both the Norwegian course and Harrogate’s 2019 parcours.

We then jump to the men’s Tour of Yorkshire and debate the stage that saw Alexander Kamp defy the odds but take home a well-deserved win ahead of Chris Lawless and Team Ineos.  There’s a segment looking ahead to Sunday’s final stage with York providing her ever-excellent analysis.

And of course we talk about the news that Egan Bernal has broken a collarbone and will miss the Giro d’Italia. Where does this leave Team Ineos on the eve of their Grand Tour debut.

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