Category: The VeloNews Show

VeloNews Show: Why Tour of Utah has staying power

Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes footage from YouTube/inCycle, YouTube/VelonCC, YouTube/USA Pro Challenge, YouTube/Tour of Utah, YouTube/Colorado Classic, Casey B. Gibson, and Getty Images/Velo Collection.

We are in the midst of two weeks of high-altitude racing here on American soil with the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah followed by the Colorado Classic.

So many North American stage races have failed to last in this late-summer time slot. Why does Tour of Utah survive? We examine the keys to its success.

Plus, we check in on Tour champ Geraint Thomas after his big win in France. Should he keep celebrating?

All that and more on this episode of the VeloNews Show.

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VN Show: Was the 2018 Tour a good race for fans?

Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes footage from YouTube/Tour de France, YouTube/BobkeTV, Getty Images/Velo Collection, geraintthomas86/Instagram.

The 2018 Tour de France is over and a new winner has donned the final yellow jersey, Geraint Thomas. But did we cycling fans win this July? Were we rewarded with an exciting race?

We consider the ups and downs of this year’s Tour, from the unfortunate crashes to the uncertainty of the final mountain stages.

All that and more on this episode of the VeloNews Show.

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VN Show: Did Tour de France stage 17 live up to the hype?

Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes footage from YouTube/Tour de France, YouTube/EquipeCyclisteGroupamaFDJ, YouTube/AllCycling, Getty Images/Velo Collection

The Tour de France organizers got a bit experimental with stage 17.

To begin with, they implemented a Formula One-style start grid. And the stage was crazy short at just 65 kilometers. There weren’t any valley roads to bring back attacks, and the finish climb up Col du Portet was crazy hard.

So did all of these innovations pay off? We analyze the action and give the stage a report card on this episode of the VeloNews Show.

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VN Show: Tour de France hopefuls must attack… but where?

Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes footage from Twitter/Pais do Ciclismo, YouTube/Tour de France, YouTube/UCI, YouTube/The Mig Cycling, Getty Images/Velo Collection, WikiMedia Commons, Twitter/Peter_SagFan

This week’s episode of the VeloNews Show is sponsored by ROKA, which makes unbelievably lightweight eyewear for some of the world’s best cyclists. Did you notice what Dan Martin wore when he won stage 8 of the Tour? They were ROKA sunglasses, and he says ROKA is the best eyewear he’s ever ridden in. Check out ROKA’s website for more >>

We were treated to some unbelievable racing Tuesday, with a down-to-the-wire finish. In the Tour de France? No! In La Course, where the Women’s WorldTour peloton stole the show and Annemiek van Vleuten won the day, proving she’s the best in the world in the high mountains.

As for the men’s Tour de France, we need to see some attacking from the top GC favorites. But where should they do it? We consider a few key riders, their individual talents, and where they might make their moves.

All that and more on today’s episode of The VeloNews Show!

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VN Show: How will top Tour contenders fare on cobbles?

Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes footage from YouTube/Tour de France, YouTube/Ina Sport, YouTube/GoPro World, Getty Images/Velo Collection 

This week’s episode of the VeloNews Show is sponsored by Cyclops, part of the Saris family of companies. Cyclops is known for its Hammer indoor trainer, a quiet direct-drive system that lets your ride anytime in the comfort and convenience of your home, connecting with Zwift and other virtual training apps. Better still, Saris is known for supporting bike advocacy locally and across the U.S. to make sure everyone has a safe place to ride.

We all know how the top GC favorites fare on the precipitous climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees, but what about the dusty, rough cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix? On Sunday, we’ll find out as Tour de France stage 9 features 15 sectors of pavé.

To gear up for this exciting stage, we rank the key contenders on how cobble-worthy they are.

Plus, we highlight a few of the interesting stories from the Tour de France that you might have missed in the hectic first week of racing.

All that and more on today’s episode of The VeloNews Show!

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VN Show: Sagan’s bling, Craddock’s heroics, and the Tour’s GC chaos

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VN Show: Quintana and Nibali—can either man dethrone Chris Froome?

Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana are both bona-fide Grand Tour winners. Do they have what it takes to beat Chris Froome?

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VN Show: Two more who could take on Froome at the TDF

Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet head to the Tour de France as key challengers to Chris Froome, but they might have a few flaws.

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VN Show: TDF contenders Porte and Urán, plus Rivera’s words of wisdom

This week’s VeloNews show talks Tour chances for Richie Porte and Rigoberto Urán, and discusses Coryn Rivera’s approach to racing

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VN Show: Suisse vs. Dauphiné: which is the better TDF prep race?

It’s June … Do you know where your Tour de France stars are? Some went to Suisse, others to Dauphiné — which is better?

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