Category: VeloNews cycling podcast

Podcast: Tim Johnson on the state of U.S. cyclocross

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

Cyclocross is here! But it doesn’t seem like it is as wildly popular as it was back when Tim Johnson was racing. We talk to the former national champion about the state of U.S. cyclocross. What will keep people stoked on racing in the mud every autumn?

Also, Johnson talks about one of American cyclocross’s top riders, Kaitie Keough as well as the divide between European ‘cross and the American World Cup races.

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

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Podcast: SRAM’s 12-speed eTap; Kabush wins Iceman on gravel bike?


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

News leaked out this week that SRAM is developing a new 12-speed eTap component group. We bring tech editor Dan Cavallari on the show to discuss its likely features and what it takes to increase the size of a cassette.

Then, we serve up some takes on the 2019 Giro d’Italia route. Will the mountainous back half of the race make up for what seems like a boring start? Who will win it?

And finally we talk to Geoff Kabush who dared to ride a gravel bike in a mountain bike race… And in fact, he won Iceman Cometh on those curly bars.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by Health IQ. To get a free quote and save money on life insurance, go to HealthIQ.com/velonews

If you like what you hear, subscribe to the VeloNews podcast on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play. Please give us a review and a rating, if you have time! Also, check out the VeloNews Fast Talk training podcast with Trevor Connor and the VeloNews Tech Podcast with Dan Cavallari.

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Podcast: Tour route analysis; should power meters be banned?

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

Tour de France organizers boasted that the 2019 route was the “highest Tour ever” — does that mean it will be exciting for fans? We analyze the mountainous route and debate whether they should have included more time trial kilometers.

Also at the Tour presentation, race director Christian Prudhomme had some strong takes on power meters — he thinks they should be banned from racing! Is that right? Does he even understand how they work? We discuss. Read more in this excerpt from the new VeloPress book, “How the Race was Won.”

If you live in the Colorado Front Range (or close enough to drive) come out to VeloSwap on Saturday! Fred and Spencer will be there checking out all the cool vintage bike gear.

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Podcast: Transgender rider Rachel McKinnon; Thomas Dekker

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

This episode features interviews with two controversial guests. First, we have Thomas Dekker, a retired pro who recently wrote a book that gives an in-depth look at the rampant doping in the early 2000s. We hear from him on why transparency is important and whether other ex-dopers should be involved in the sport.

Then, we talk to Dr. Rachel McKinnon who just became the first transgender rider to win a world championship. She won the masters 35-44 sprint event on the track over the weekend. McKinnon explains some of the issues and misconceptions about transgender athletes.

Off the top, we discuss the action at Il Lombardia and much more.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by Mavic and Fezzari. Learn more about Mavic’s Allroad wheels and tires here >> … and check out the Fezzari Signal Peak that Spencer’s been riding all season at the Epic Rides mountain bike races.

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Podcast: Coryn Rivera on worlds, and the Valverde debate

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

Best worlds ever? The Innsbruck edition of the UCI World Road Championships certainly had tons of exciting action. We hear from Team USA rider Coryn Rivera on how the action played out and what it was like for her to make that bold breakaway in the elite women’s race.

Then, we discuss Alejandro Valverde. He won the rainbow jersey with magnificent cunning, but for some, he is a symbol of the bad-old-days of early 2000s doping. How do we feel about having a world champion who served a doping ban after Operacion Puerto?

All that and much more on this podcast.

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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.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by Feedback Sports, which makes the stable and easy to use Sprint Repair Stand. For more, check out FeedbackSports.com.

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