The Cycling News Podcast

Porte, Froome, Wiggins and Kwiatkowski round-up at European openers

February 22, 2018

Coming up this week, we have an exclusive interview with Richie Porte on his future at BMC Racing. The Australian was almost anonymous at the Volta ao Algarve but we spoke at length about his race plans and how he is aiming to peak for the Tour de France.


BMC Racing has not signed any riders for 2019, and the squad’s future is still uncertain. In our interview Porte confirms that he has given the team until May to find a sponsor before he begins talks with other squads.


We also hear from Algarve winner Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), who took the final stage and the overall on the last stage of the race. We talk about the race highlights, before turning our attention the Ruta del Sol, where Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) took an impressive win.


We hear from Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford, who were both at the race, and then we head back to the UK for Bradley Wiggins' team launch in London. We hear from the former rider on his hopes for his Continental team in 2018, while there's still no escaping the difficult questions stemming from his Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) history.