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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 31, 2019

A year after he dropped out of the Giro with what would turn out ot be Epstein Barr virus, Esteban Chaves found redemption in the Dolomites, taking an emotional stage win with his parents in the crowd.

Caley is joined by Ian Dille of FloBikes to talk through the stage, plus look ahead to Saturday's massive mountain stage. Will it be a firecracker, or a fizzle? 

May 30, 2019

The final bunch sprint of this Giro d'Italia turned out to be... not a bunch sprint. Oops, said the sprinters. 

Caley and Neal break down the sprint team's mistakes, discuss the trade rumors swirling around Movistar's GC stars, and debate whether Vincenzo Nibali, Mikel Landa, or Simon Yates will attempt a Froome-esque long bomb. 

 

May 29, 2019

Dave's gone home, but Caley is still on the ground in Italy, and he calls up Neal to chat about Wednesday's mountain stage and the two big GC days still to come. 

Plus, we talk to Jered and Ashley Gruber about their lives on the road, plus get some top tips on how to come watch the Giro yourself. 

May 28, 2019

Straight to you from a traffic jam in northern Italy, Caley and Dave break down the antics of the Mortirolo and discuss the gear choices (and mechanical issues) brought on by the famed climb. Plus we hear from Hugh Carthy, Fabrizio Guidi, and Primoz Roglic. 

May 27, 2019

It's raining in Bergamo, host city for the Giro d'Italia's second rest day. Dave and Caley do a small hotel tour and run into none other than Lotto-Soudal's Adam Hansen, who has a high-tech new way of monitoring his pedal stroke. Then it's time to reminisce about Giro stages past, and get excited about what's coming up in the race's last week. 

May 26, 2019

Caley and Dave start their day on a roundabout island, surrounded by the peloton of the Giro d'Italia, and end it sitting on a set of steps that lead down to Lake Como. In between was one of the most exciting Giro stages we've seen in years. 

Needless to say, it was a good day. Listen in for details of Primoz Roglic's bike swap, plus the daring ethos of Hugh Carthy. 

May 25, 2019

Richard Carapaz struck out alone and won big — he took the stage and the pink jersey. Caley and Dave discuss Movistar's two-pronged tactics, why these sort of maneuvers work in the Giro but not the Tour, and, as a result, why the Giro is better than the Tour. 

 

May 24, 2019

The Giro d'Italia has officially entered the high mountains, and stage 13 did not disappoint. Caley and Shoddy Dave dropped into the race on its lucky 13th day and bring you this episode from atop the final climb, the first uphill finish of this Giro. 

May 22, 2019

The Giro d'Italia is in full swing, and James, Neal, and Caley kick off with the latest news from Italy, plus a chat with the 20-year-old winner of the Tour of California. A discussion of the modern doping landscape, including motorized doping, wraps up this week's racing segment. 

Marshall Opel, our man in the Endless Gravel Summer van, is in the basement to chat about Shimano's new GRX gravel groupset, plus the balance between serious gravel racing and laid-back gravel riding. Is the sport road-ifying? Are we going to see more trainers on the start line of major gravel races? Should we care? We dig in. 

May 15, 2019

The Giro d'Italia saw losses for Tom Dumoulin and a win for Primoz Roglic, the Tour of California may finally be won by its home team, and a couple of old sprinters are back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This week's episode opens with a discussion of the latest racing news — all these things, and more — and then turns to the decidedly nerdy. 

Get out a pen and paper, because it's time to go to class. Caley and James discuss tire sizes for gravel racing, and note the apparent linear relationship between the amount of dirt and gravel in an event, and the size of the tire best suited to that event. Except, as always, there are a pile of caveats. 

May 8, 2019

This week's episode opens with the latest in racing news then Neal, Caley, and Dane look ahead to the Giro d'Italia and Tour of California, both of which kick off this weekend. 

In this week's Nerd Alert, James explains why Trek's rumored move to threaded T-47 bottom brackets is big news for the bike industry, and the crew discusses Giant's new no-questions-asked carbon frame replacement program. 

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