Tour Down Under: Viviani triumphs

January 15, 2019

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville, we look back at stage 1 of the Tour Down Under.

The stage saw a sprinting masterclass from Elia Viviani, with the Italian winning in Port Adelaide and taking the first leader’s jersey of this year’s race. We hear from Viviani, Caleb Ewan, Patrick Bevan, who was in the break and has emerged as a possible GC contender, and we’ve also got an exclusive interview with Dimension Data’s Michael Valgren on his Classics campaign and move from Astana to Dimension Data.


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Tour Down Under: Porte power and underdog Impey

January 11, 2019

Welcome back to the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville.

We’ve had our winter break but we’re back and at the Tour Down Under. And we’re kicking off the season with an exclusive interview with Trek Segafredo’s Richie Porte. We’ll also hear from the race’s defending champion Daryl Impey of Mitchelton-Scott.

Porte moved from BMC Racing in the winter and has big hopes and aspirations when it comes to stage racing this, along with one final crack at the Tour de France. We talk to Porte about the hunt for success at the Tour, mental as well as physical pressure, and how he has settled with his new teammates ahead of the Tour Down Under.

Impey, who denied Porte the 2018 Tour Down Under title, returns to lead the line at Mitchelton Scott and talks tactics over a race that will be decided by seconds.


Peter Sagan and the racing moments and riders of 2018

December 29, 2018

In our final episode of the 2018 Cyclingnews podcast we hear from Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett at the Bora-hansgrohe training camp in Mallorca, before dropping in with Roger Kluge at Lotto Soudal’s get together on the same island.

 We also discuss Tom Dumoulin’s Grand Tour plans ahead of the 2019 season, while the Cyclingnews team pick their favourite moments and performances of the 2018 season.

 Happy new year to all our readers and listeners.

Amid the loss of their title sponsor: what next for Team Sky?

December 20, 2018

Hear from Greg Van Avermaet on his CCC adventure

 In this week’s episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello, and Floyds of Leadville we analyse the future of Team Sky after their title sponsor confirmed that they would leave the sport at the end of the 2019 season.

 The news broke early last week and after a decade in the sport the world’s biggest team are without a sponsor and looking for a reported 35 million Euro to plug the gap.

The Cyclingnews team look at what this news means for cycling; how it will affect Team Sky on the road and where this leaves team manager, Dave Brailsford.

 And we also take our first look at team camps, and focus on CCC, with an exclusive interview with Greg Van Avermaet.

Michael Creed: Fighting back against depression

November 20, 2018

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we continue our Tour of Colorado and visit Mike Creed in Manitou Springs. The former rider, turned team manager with Aevolo, looks back at his career in the sport and opens up about his battles with depression and suicide, in this emotional, insightful and powerful interview.

 For those who are unware, Creed turned pro with the US Postal team and was labeled as a future champion after a bright start to his junior and U23 career. However, injuries plagued the next few years, and he would eventually hang up his wheels in 2013.

Underneath the surface Creed was also battling mental health issues, and the road that eventually saw him seek help was both challenging and long. In our interview Creed talks about his struggles, how he reached out for help, and his future.

 The Cyclingnews podcast is brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville.

Behind the scenes at Prendas Ciclismo

November 16, 2018

Founded in 1996, Prendas Ciclismo have positioned themselves as one of the premiere and unique cycling brands in the industry. As well as being supporters of the Cyclingnews podcast, they have a rich and creative history in the sport, re-producing some of the most loved and iconic jerseys, as well as establishing their own line of clothing.

 In this exclusive episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we ventured to Poole, Dorset to meet with Andy Storey, who has been with the company almost since their inception. Back in the day Andy would produce the magazine ads for Prendas before bringing the company online, where they’ve created a niche for themselves.

 “Were fans, and that helps,” Storey tells us.

 “I’ve cycled many hours since the age of five and I cycle every day. The bike is a great thing and there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t ride, even if it’s minus four outside and raining. It still feels great riding to work.”

 With a staff of four and their headquarters decked out in enough cycling memorabilia to keep fans like ourselves entertained for days, we sat with Storey  - who started out as as a regular Prendas customer - to talk, not just about the brand, but some of the iconic jerseys they’ve helped re-introduce into the sport, and find out more about the company’s passion.

 It’s nice to have a bit of colour and bring that back into the sport. We like to offer something a little different to other companies.”

 The walls of their officers are decked out in posters – most of which are signed – while stacks of retro cycling magazines line the shelves.

 “It all serves a purpose. We’ll use them for research and finding out what logo goes where, and it what season. There are so many reasons why people like the jerseys we produce but the simplicity is that we pick the jerseys based on what we like the look of.

Landis: Lance, redemption and the future

November 6, 2018

The full and exclusive interview with Floyd Landis

 In this episode editor in chief Daniel Benson travels to Leadville, Colorado to interview Floyd Landis. Leadville sits around two hour’s drive from Denver, at over 10,000ft in altitude, and it’s where Landis now splits his time with New York, and we spent close to three days with Landis to talk about his past, his present and his future.

 Landis’ place within cycling’s history has been well covered, from his rise through the ranks to this positive test in 2006 and the loss of his Tour de France title. In the years since he has gone through a doping confession, a huge fall from grace and several legal battles. The former rider’s path to peace is now in full swing but we look back through the last 12 years of Landis’ life – his struggles, how he has tried to find redemption, his relationships with both Lance Armstrong and cycling in general, and his hope for the future as he embarks on team sponsorship.

 This podcast was recorded in Leadville Colorado, in the final week of October 2018. As a warning, it contains light profanity.

Heinrich Haussler and the long road

October 11, 2018

Australian talks about his path into cycling, hurdles and the autumn of his career

The Cyclingnews podcast is brought to you in association with Prendas CiclismoPinarello and Floyds of Leadville. In this week's edition, we have an exclusive interview with Bahrain-Merida's Australian rider, Heinrich Haussler.

The now 34-year-old turned professional back in 2005 with Gerolsteiner but his road into cycling started much earlier, when as a teenager he came to Germany, on his own, and without knowing the language. Away from his family, and isolated at first, Haussler had to find his way in society as much as cycling, but his talent and dedication saw him through.

In this interview, conducted at the Canadian WorldTour races in September, Haussler talks about his path into cycling, the hurdles he had to overcome, and his time as a pro rider.

He opens up about his success and the culture at Gerolsteiner, the high and lows at Cervelo test team, injuries and setbacks, and how in the autumn of his career he has reinvented himself as a road captain for the likes Vincenzo Nibali and Sonny Colbrelli.

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UCI President David Lappartient – Exclusive Podcast.

October 3, 2018

In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville, UCI President David Lappartient sits down for an exclusive interview with Kirsten Frattini and Stephen Farrand at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck.

 During his visit, the UCI made several announcements about the reforms of both women’s and men’s professional bike racing, and he spoke with Cycingnews in detail about these upcoming reforms that make up the UCI’s Agenda 2022.

 He spoke with us about the introduction of a two-tiered system for women’s teams where by five teams would form the top-tier called the Women’s WorldTeams in 2020. He also revealed that the UCI would introduce a long-awaited minimum wage for Women’s WorldTeams. And we later learned from the UCI that the goal was to introduce it gradually, but that it would equal the men’s Professional Continental before 2023. The current minimum salary regulations for the men’s Professional Continental teams is €30,855.

 Lappartient also highlighted details of the new women’s calendar called the UCI ProSeries that will have three categories: Women’s WorldTour and Class 1 and 2. And he spoke about the new contractual regulations that are meant to improve the working conditions for women in cycling.

 On the men’s side, he discussed the WorldTour reforms, which include the newly designed calendar of one-day races, short stage races and Grand Tours. The changes are modest but he highlighted some of the ways that cycling could find new revenue and ensured stability.

 He also spoke about the recent election that saw Gianni Bugno re-elected as the president of the CPA, and some of the structural changes he hopes to see in the coming year.

 His first year as UCI Presdient can be considered successful in some ways, but there was also some turbulence from the beginning with Chris Froome’s now-resolved salbutamol case, a back-and-forth spat with Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford, and the negative atmosphere surrounding the Tour de France.

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World Championships wrap: Van der Breggen, Valverde, Alaphilippe and more

October 1, 2018

The 2018 World Championships came to a conclusion in Innsbruck on Sunday evening with Alejandro Valverde taking victory in the men’s road race after 15 years of trying. Anna van der Breggen also ended her long wait for the rainbow jersey with a dominant performance in the women’s road race.

 In this edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast, Sadhbh O’Shea, Stephen Farrand and Procycling’s Sam Dansie take a look back at the two showpiece events. We discuss how the favourites faired in each competition, analyse the Dutch team tactics in the women’s event and Spain’s in the men’s, plus we ask whether the Höll climb was a good addition.

 We hear from both winners Van der Breggen and Valverde as well as a whole host of other contenders, including Amanda Spratt, Julian Alaphilippe, Romain Bardet, Michael Woods, Julian Alaphilippe and Gianni Moscon.

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