The Cycling News Podcast
Cyclo-cross World Cup finale with Van Aert, Compton and van der Poel

Cyclo-cross World Cup finale with Van Aert, Compton and van der Poel

January 30, 2020

 

This is our first in a series of podcasts in which we are partnering with Shimano and for our first episode we headed to Hoogerheide for the final round of the Cyclo-cross World Cup. We hear from several of the main protagonists including Wout Van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel, and his father Adri, Katie Compton and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado as we sample and soak up the unique and exciting atmosphere at one of the biggest cylco-cross races of the year. 

We also talk componentry and kit, while for your amusement, we even send a cyclo-cross novice, editor in chief Daniel Benson, around the elite course, to test out the latest gear from Shimano. 

 

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Tour Down Under news and interviews

Tour Down Under news and interviews

January 20, 2020

 After a long hiatus we welcome back Procycling editor Edward Pickering to the Cyclingnews podcast, as we look ahead to the Tour Down Under and discuss a number of topics from the evolution of UAE Team Emirates to the chances of Elia Viviani and Caleb Ewan as they go head-to-head in Australia.

 Viviani moved to Cofidis over the winter and we discuss how the French team has successfully gone about their business in the transfer market and whether the Italian can replicate the form he has shown over the last two years.

 We also hear from both Viviani and Ewan after Sunday’s downtown criterium, while we also check in with Tom Southam from EF Pro Cycling as he looks ahead to the first WorldTour race of the year.

 Our final interview in this episode is with Matt White, from Mitchelton Scott. White has masterminded six overall titles in the last nine years and with Daryl Impey on his roster is looking to make it three in a row. The Australian team director talks about this year’s Tour Down under course and how and where the race might be won.

 

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Our latest competition gives you the chance to win one of two musettes. We have one from Katusha Alpecin that’s stuffed with goodies and kit from last year, while we also have a similar prize for BMC Racing fans. Can you tell we’ve recently moved offices and need to clear some space?

 All you have to do to win these fantastic prizes is head to our Itunes page, give us a review and post your top three kits for 2020 (men’s or women’s). We’ll announce the winners in the next couple of weeks. 

This podcast was brought to you by Sportful and Floyds of Leadville.

 

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Dumoulin, Alaphilippe and the best and worst of the 2020 WorldTour kits

Dumoulin, Alaphilippe and the best and worst of the 2020 WorldTour kits

January 16, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we hear from Tom Dumoulin, Julian Alaphilippe, Caleb Ewan and Jumbo Visma’s Merijn Zeeman on how he picked his team’s Tour de France squad, and how they’ll take on Team Ineos in July. 

We also cast our gaze over the good, the bad and the ugly from this year’s men’s WorldTour team kits. We announce the winners of our signed Vincenzo Nibali jerseys and there are two musettes stuffed with kit to give away. 

We start with a look back at the highlights from the December training camps and sit down with former Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin. The Dutchman controversially switched teams to move from Sunweb to Jumbo Visma over the winter and in our interview he opens up about the car journey in which he turned around at half-way due to his knee injury and his reasons for switching teams. Now fit and healthy, he also talks about the 2020 Tour de France and how he and Jumbo Visma’s other leaders are going to work together this July. 

Dumoulin’s director, Merijn Zeeman is another guest on the podcast and he tells us how the management arrived at the final eight Jumbo Visma for July’s event and why they’ve decided to send such a strong team to the race.

From Jumbo Visma we head to Deceuninck-QuickStep in Calpe and catch up with Alaphilippe to find out whether he can replicate his incredible 2019 season. 

We also pick our top three, and bottom three, WorldTour kit designs for 2020, before a final stop at Lotto-Soudal in Mallorca where we hear from Caleb Ewan on his dreams for Milan-San Remo and his transition from Mitchelton Scott to his current Belgian team.

Our latest competition gives you the chance to win one of two mussettes. We have one from Katusha Alpecin that’s stuffed with goodies and kit from last year, while we also have a similar prize for BMC Racing fans. Can you tell we’ve recently moved offices and need to clear some space?

All you have to do to win these fantastic prizes is head to our Itunes page, give us a review and post your top three kits for 2020 (men’s or women’s). We’ll announce the winners in the next couple of weeks. 

 

This podcast was brought to you by Sportful and Floyds of Leadville.

 

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Peter Stetina: From the WorldTour to gravel racing

Peter Stetina: From the WorldTour to gravel racing

January 3, 2020
In this episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast, brought to you by Sportful, Floyds of Leadville and Pinarello, we kick off 2020 with an exclusive interview with Peter Stetina. The American rider turned away from the WorldTour at the end of the 2019 campaign, and is now preparing for a change in direction as he embarks on a season of gravel races. In late December, we sat down with Stetina, who enjoyed ten years at the top of elite racing at the WorldTour level. 
He talks about his time in the sport, stage racing, almost losing his leg after a career-threatening crash, and how his accident forced him to take stock of everything around him. "I'm stepping away in my prime," Stetina tells us, as he looks back on a decade-long career that has spanned a number of high-profile teams. 
Stetina also talks about his charity work and the causes close to him, before opening up about his hopes for the future, as he enters a new phase of his life.
We hope you enjoy our discussion with Peter Stetina.
 
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Cyclingnews Podcast: Review of the year

Cyclingnews Podcast: Review of the year

November 29, 2019
Earlier this month the Cyclingnews Podcast team recorded their first episode in front of a live studio audience. Featuring expert knowledge from Philippa York and Yanto Barker - and podcast mainstays Edward Pickering from Procycling Magazine and Cyclingnews’ Daniel Benson - we looked back at the last 12 months with a quickfire review of the cycling year, starting with the monuments of spring, on through the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta and the World Championships. We even took questions from the audience.
 
Full of genuine insight into the racing season and anecdotes from York’s career, the podcast provided a neat overview of the year with one eye also looking towards the future and the riders the panel expects to dominate in 2020.
 
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World Championships: Sagan, Pedersen, Van Vleuten and van der Poel

World Championships: Sagan, Pedersen, Van Vleuten and van der Poel

October 1, 2019

In the final Cyclingnews podcast from the 2019 UCI World Championships we look back at the final two days of action and the elite men’s and women’s road race. We hear from new rainbow jersey holders

Annemeik van Vleuten and Mads Pedersen, along with Coryn Rivera, Amanda Spratt, Peter Sagan, Matteo Trentin, Mathieu van der Poel, and Jacob Fuglsang.

 We also look back at the week as a whole and discuss the latest on Rohan Dennis, the farcical outcome in the U23 race and how the championships stacked up as a whole.

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World Championship: Controversy in the U23 men’s race

World Championship: Controversy in the U23 men’s race

September 28, 2019

It’s the morning after the U23 race at the World Championships and there’s only one place to start and that’s with the disqualification of Nils Eekhoff from the Netherlands and the decision from the UCI jury to award Samuele Battistella (Italy) with the rainbow jersey.

Eekhoff had crossed the line first in Harrogate after a seven-man sprint but an hour after the finish it was announced that the UCI jury were investigating the result.

Another hour went by before Eekhoff was seen leaving the race in tears. His crime, drafting after crashing with around 120km to race. The UCI only checked the footage after the race, which of course led to huge uproar from fans, journalists and fellow riders. It’s fair to say that this has been the biggest talking point of the race so far.

We hear from Eekhoff, his national coach, Tom Pidcock, who was bumped from fourth to third as a result, and the UCI.

 

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World Championships: Dennis storms to TT win

World Championships: Dennis storms to TT win

September 25, 2019

Rohan Dennis (Australia) stepped up when it mattered most to deliver a resounding win in the men’s elite time trial at the World Championships on Wednesday.

The Australian decimated the field to defend his 2018 title and answered many of his critics after his controversial walkout from the Tour de France in July.

Dennis beat starlets Remco Evenepoel and Filippo Ganna and we hear from all three riders in our podcast.

We debate where this win leaves Dennis’s career and if this opens the door for a return to Bahrain Merida or if his decision to snub trade team equipment was the nail in the coffin.

 

We analyse a number of other key performances, including several riders who underperformed and we hear from Vuelta a Espana winner Primoz Roglic.

 

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World Championships: Dygert Owen, Van Vleuten, Dennis and Evenepoel

World Championships: Dygert Owen, Van Vleuten, Dennis and Evenepoel

September 24, 2019

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello, Floyds of Leadville and Wattbike, we hear from Chloe Dygert Owen after she put in a mezermersing performance, demolishing the Dutch pair of Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten to win the women’s elite time trial world title in Yorkshire.

The American covered the 30.4km course in a time of 42.11and put 1:32 into Van der Breggen and 1:52 into Van Vleuten.  We hear from both Dygert Owen and Van Vleuten on their performances.

We also head to press conferences ahead of Wednesday’s elite men's time trial to talk to defending champion Rohan Dennis and Remco Evenepoel, and we preview a number of other favourites for the 54km test.

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The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Marta Bastianelli, Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali is available to purchase by all cyclists.

BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigours 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. For more details visit sportful.com. Follow the ride on Instagram @sportful.

World Championships: Team time trial mixed relay

World Championships: Team time trial mixed relay

September 22, 2019

It’s the first day of time trials at the UCI World Championships in Yorkshire and the Cyclingnews team analyse all the action from today’s team time trial mixed relay in which the dominant Dutch brushed aside the challenge from Germany and hosts Great Britain to win the gold.

We hear from Elisa Longo Borghini, Dan Bingham, Jan Bakelants and Lucinda Brand, while we also debate whether the inaugural mixed TTT was a startling success or if the UCI need to go back to the drawing board.

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The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Marta Bastianelli, Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali is available to purchase by all cyclists.

BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigours 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. For more details visit sportful.com. Follow the ride on Instagram @sportful.