The Cycling News Podcast
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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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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The return to racing

The return to racing

July 31, 2020

After months of inaction and cycling fans surviving off online racing and re-runs of their favorite races, world-class racing is finally back on our screens.

 

The sport is taking baby steps towards normality but both the men’s and women’s peloton have taken part in a number of races with the Vuelta a Burgos currently underway in Spain, and with the men’s and women’s Strade Bianche scheduled for Saturday the WorldTour wheels are about to turn for the first time since March.

 

In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Ed Pickering speak to European editor Stephen Farrand, who is based in Italy and his set to report from Strade Bianche. We also catch up with women’s editor Kirsten Frattini about the women’s race and the news that Marianne Vos is on her way to the new women’s Jumbo Visma team. We drop in with Alasdair Fotheringham who watched Remco Evenepoel storm to the win on stage 3 of the Vuelta a Burgos, while there’s an interview with world champion Mads Pedersen thrown in for good measure.

 

This week’s episode – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarell – isn’t all Froome, as we also check in with Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert, who is currently at a training camp ahead of the Tour. We talk to the Belgian about the Tour, cyclo-cross and, of course, Froome.

 

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Chris Froome latest transfer news and riders who might join him in 2021

Chris Froome latest transfer news and riders who might join him in 2021

July 12, 2020

This week’s cycling news has been dominated by one story – the move of Chris Froome to Israel Start-Up Nation. The four-time Tour de France winner will end his long stint at Ineos this year before moving to pastures new for the first time since 2010 but there are plenty of vital questions that need to be answered before the year is out.

 The most pertinent and most difficult is whether Dave Brailsford will select Froome for the Tour de France this year or whether Ineos will discard their longest serving leader for Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas. Cyclingnews’ Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Ed Pickering take on the biggest question ahead of the Tour while also sharing details on how the move came about.

 We also look ahead to 2021 and whether the move to Israel Start-Up Nation will pay off and who the team needs to sign in order to help Froome in his quest to win a fifth Tour title.

 

This week’s episode – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarell – isn’t all Froome, as we also check in with Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert, who is currently at a training camp ahead of the Tour. We talk to the Belgian about the Tour, cyclo-cross and, of course, Froome.

 

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The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

July 1, 2020

In this week’s episode of the Cyclilngnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we rank the top-ten female riders from 1998 onwards. Our time frame takes into consideration the Women’s World Cup that ran from 1998 until 2015 and the  current Women’s WorldTour

With expert opinions from our women’s editor Kirsten Frattini and Procycling’s Ed Pickering we start with an incredibly strong long-list before whittling down to two sets of top tens.

The long list includes Marianne Voss, Leontien van Moorsel, Anna van der Breggen, Fabiana Luperini, Annemiek Van Vleuten, Petra Rossner, Nicole Cooke, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Ina Teutenberg to name but a few, and there are a number of surprise inclusions before settle on the best rider. 

Here's our long-list, so feel free to join in and post your order in the comments below. 

Annemiek Van Vleuten

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Fabiana Luperini

Petra Rossner

Marianne Vos 

Mara Abbott 

Emma Pooley 

Judith Arndt

Leontien van Moorsel 

Anna van der Breggen

Nicole Cooke  

Ina Teutenburg  

Kristin Armstrong  

Giorgia Bronzini  

Lizzie Deignan

Chloe Dygert

Kirsten Wild

Amanda Spratt

Oenone Wood  

Anna Wilson/Millward

Amber Neben  

Chloe Dygert

Kirsten Wild

Amanda Spratt

Hanka Kupfernagel

Emma Johnansson

Elisa Longo Borghini

Trixi Worrack

Evelyn Stevens

Mirijam Melchers

 

In this week’s episode we also hear from George Bennett and discuss all the breaking  news from Ed’s chicken farm.

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