The Cycling News Podcast

Matthews strikes at Romandie, Nieve returns, Thomas looks solid

April 24, 2018

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast - brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville - Daniel Benson and Philippa York look back at the prologue from the Tour de Romandie. Michael Matthews came out on top, and won his first race of the campaign, with Tom Bohli and Primoz Roglic rounding out the top three.

 Matthews has had a difficult start to the season due to injury and illness but he showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels over the 4km test in Fribourg. We look back at Matthews’ win, but we also hear from Mikel Nieve, who is coming back after injury ruined his spring. Geraint Thomas, wo finished fifth in the race, also appears in the episode and talks about his bike set up for the technical prologue course.

 As well as the key performances we talk about equipment choices, having seen a number of riders opt for their road bikes. We talk about the skills involved in time trialing, rider confidence and briefly look ahead to the coming days.