The Cycling News Podcast

Season preview with Van Avermaet and Boswell

January 3, 2018

The 2018 season is here and what better way to kick-start the campaign than by listening to the latest Cyclingnews podcast. This week we sit down and catch up with Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and one of Katusha-Alpecin’s newest recruits, Ian Boswell.

Van Avermaet is gearing up for another tilt at the Classics and after a hugely successful 2017 is hoping to add the Tour of Flanders to his already impressive palmares. We talked to the Belgian about his plans for the year, his dreams of Flanders and how BMC Racing are going to cope without the skills of Daniel Oss, who has moved to Bora. 

Boswell arrives at Katusha after spending five WorldTour years at Team Sky. Recorded in early December, we talk to the American about making the switch, the change in atmosphere and how he is gunning to ride the Tour de France for the first time.

We also proudly introduce our new podcast sponsors, Prendas Ciclismo and Pinarello. We’re delighted to welcome both brands on board and they’ll be with us throughout the season to help us provide you with the latest interviews, race analysis and more from all the biggest races in the World. A big thank you to both Prendas Ciclismo and Pinarello.

We also check out and review [ed. if you can call it that] the WorldTour jerseys for 2018 and share with you the results from our recent reader poll. We close out the first episode of the podcast by making some bold and almost certain to be proved wrong predictions for the season, including who will win the Tour de France and who will be the biggest flop of the season.