Category: VeloNews cycling podcast

VN podcast, ep. 107: The importance of Yates’s Vuelta victory

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

The 2018 grand tour season was a British invasion! Simon Yates made it a clean sweep by winning the Vuelta a España.

Was it a good edition of the Vuelta? What does it mean for Yates? How do we rank this year’s grand tours? We unpack the action from Spain.

Then, Fred talks to Gregor Brown who followed the race on the ground and he speaks to Mitchelton-Scott team director Matt White via Skype after the team’s first grand tour victory.

Plus, Spencer talks about the story behind Breck Epic mountain bike race’s decision not to sell to Ironman.

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VN podcast, ep. 106: Courtney talks about world championship win

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

Wow. Kate Courtney won world mountain bike championships, breaking a 17-year drought for the U.S. We call the champ to hear firsthand about the exciting race in Switzerland.

Plus, Andrew Hood catches us up on all the key storylines from the Vuelta a España — the budding Colombian rivalry, Simon Yates‘s chances of winning the overall, that terrible crash at the finish of stage 12, and whether Movistar can use its strong team to win in the race’s final week.

All that and more on this episode of the VeloNews podcast!

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VN podcast, ep. 105: Ben King, Sepp Kuss, and Ashton Lambie

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

It has been a big week for American cyclists — Ben King won two stages at the Vuelta. Sepp Kuss, in his debut Vuelta, has been tearing up the climbs. And Ashton Lambie set a new world record in the individual pursuit, winning Pan-American Games gold.

We talk to all three of those riders, plus we hear from European correspondent Andrew Hood who has been following the Vuelta.

Spencer also has a quick rundown of what Rebecca’s Private Idaho is all about. This gravel race put on by the “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch is just as fun as it is hard.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by Roka. Spencer wore the superlight GP-1 sunglasses at Rebecca’s Private Idaho and loved their comfortable fit and clear optics. Learn more >>

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VN podcast ep. 104: Topsy-turvy Vuelta start; RIP Aqua Blue team

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

Did you just tear up your list of Vuelta GC favorites? We did. Vincenzo Nibali, Richie Porte, and others are already off the back. We discuss how the race has unfolded so far and look back on the first mountaintop finish won by American Ben King.

Also, there is sad news out of Britain as yet another team is folding. Aqua Blue Sport made the unusual decision to cease operations immediately, putting an end to a weird saga that began with a premature announcement that they’d merge with Wout Van Aert’s team.

And finally, Megan Guarnier announced she’s retiring at the end of the season, we remember some of our favorite moments from her decorated career.

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VN Podcast ep. 102: Is Sepp Kuss the real deal? Katie Hall moves to Boels

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

Sepp Kuss absolutely smashed the field at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. So is he America’s next star climber? We hear from Dane Cash, who was covering the race this year and Chris Case, who did an in-depth sports science feature on climbing that featured Kuss (how prescient!).

Then, Fred Dreier talks to another star climber, Katie Hall, who just announced she will race for super-team Boels-Dolmans in 2018.

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Tour de France podcast: A postcard from the Champs-Elysees

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

What is it like to finish the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees? Fred Dreier is on the ground in Paris to hear from the riders.

He speaks to (in the following order) Toms Skujins, Lawson Craddock, Rory Sutherland, Mathew Hayman, Andy Schleck, and Alexander Kristoff, who won stage 21. We also hear Geraint Thomas fans singing the Welsh national anthem to honor their first Tour champion.

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Tour de France podcast: Who is Geraint Thomas; why Moscon must go

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

You expected to see a Team Sky rider wearing Tour de France yellow this week, didn’t you? But did you expect it would be Geraint Thomas?

We didn’t. So, Fred and Andy dig into who Welshman is, and why he’s gotten so good. Fred talks to Team Sky coach Rod Ellingworth to learn more.

But before that, we have to talk about another, less likable member of Team Sky, Gianni Moscon. He was kicked out of the Tour on Sunday and we have plenty of takes about why the Italian is bad for cycling.

Plus, we hear from American Chad Haga who is racing in his first Tour de France.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by CycleOps, makers of the Hammer indoor smart trainer. The VeloNews editorial staff may be hunched over computers all day during the Tour de France, but we can stay fit all July, day or night, by hopping on the Hammer and riding in our favorite virtual training app, like Zwift, Rouvy, TrainerRoad, or The SufferFest. Learn about the Hammer >>

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Tour de France podcast: Who’s in charge at Sky, and can Dumoulin beat them?

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

It is Sky vs. Sky after 12 stages of racing in the Tour de France. Geraint Thomas is in yellow, but will he work for team leader Chris Froome? We discuss after three exciting stages in the Alps.

Then we hear from Tom Dumoulin and his Sunweb team director Luke Roberts about how they plan to beat the two-headed monster that is Thomas and Froome.

Plus, Ian Boswell checks in atop Alpe d’Huez to talk about the ambiance in his Tour de France debut.

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Tour de France podcast: Porte is out, Froome flourishes on cobbles

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

Can you believe that crazy stage 9? We discuss the Tour de France‘s trip across the Roubaix cobblestones with insight on Richie Porte’s crash, analysis of Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana‘s performances, and more details on what happened to Rigoberto Uràn.

We hear from BMC director Fabio Baldato as well as EF Education First-Drapac’s Tom Scully on the ground in Roubaix.

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Tour de France podcast: Should the Tour include cobblestones?

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

This Sunday we’ll see one of the weirdest spectacles in pro cycling: GC guys and skinny climbers trying to survive the Paris-Roubaix cobblestones. Does stage 9 make sense to include in a race like the Tour de France? We discuss.

Plus, we hear from Dan Martin on his stage 8 win, talk to a few sport directors about the cobblestone chaos that is sure to ensue this weekend, and more.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by CycleOps, makers of the Hammer indoor smart trainer. The VeloNews editorial staff may be hunched over computers all day during the Tour de France, but we can stay fit all July, day or night, by hopping on the Hammer and riding in our favorite virtual training app, like Zwift, Rouvy, TrainerRoad, or The SufferFest. Learn about the Hammer >>

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