The Cycling News Podcast

Simmons’ suspension, Giro d’Italia preview and Hansen exclusive

October 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we preview the Giro d’Italia which starts on Saturday and hear from Matt White and Adam Hansen, with the latter dropping huge and unexpected news surrounding his future as an athlete. We’ll also look back at Fleche Wallonne and hear from Marc Hirschi and European Editor Stephen Farrand makes his latest appearance.
 
We also take a look at the most important news from the week, which includes Quinn Simmons suspension from Trek Segafredo after the American responded to a post from a cycling journalist about the upcoming US election, in which she asked supporters of Donald Trump to stop following her on Twitter. Simmons responded by writing “bye,” followed by an emoji of a hand with black skin tone waving. The use of a black emoji by a white person online has been repeatedly highlighted as racist, and the term “digital blackface” has been coined to describe its usage. Simmons later apologized for his actions and he remains suspended. 

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