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Sep 19, 2018

It's just Caley and Neal in the basement this week with James away at Interbike.

Neal catches up with EF-Drapac's Michael Woods to discuss his La Vuelta stage win and the very personal story he shared on live television after.

Also, the duo discusses the upcoming vote for President of the CPA, the rider's union, and the controversy surrounding the vote.

Finally, Caley calls James to ask the one question everyone wants to know from the 2018 Interbike show, "What's the coolest thing he's seen?"

Sep 11, 2018

Caley, Neal, and James dive deep into the price of bikes, especially high-end bikes. Why is a top-end road bike, so much more expensive than a top-end mountain bike? Are bike companies taking advantage of consumers?

Plus, Neal and Caley look at the week in racing and discuss American Kate Courtney's emphatic win at the cross-country mountain bike world championships.

Jul 29, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness relax on a balcony overlooking Paris and discuss the events of the last three weeks. They talk about the highs and lows, and examine the future of Team Sky at the Tour de France.

Dave Everett chimes in from the beach in the Basque Country near his home, where he watched the final kilometres of the stage around the Champs-Élysées.

Finally, Caley checks-in with a few of our favourite riders at the finish to see how it truly feels to the finish the Grande Boucle.

Jul 28, 2018

Caley Fretz and Dave Everett take a stroll through the team paddock in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, site of the stage 20 individual time trial. The duo bumps into Castelli's Steve Smith and the trio discusses Geraint Thomas' race issued skinsuit and how it differs from his team issue kit.

After the stage, the dynamic duo ventures back to Dave's house to have a chat about the stage over dinner. Will Thomas win more Grand Tours and is the Giro-Tour double possibly in the modern-era?

Jul 28, 2018

Caley Fretz, Dave Everett, and special guest Rupert Guinness discuss the GC shakedown from stage 19 and Dave provides insight into the penultimate day time trial, as he lives only 20 kilometres from the stage start.

And, Dave shares why he stopped racing when the trio discusses whether the race jury should step in and remove riders who are injured.

Finally, Toms Skujiņš joins the podcast again to talk tactics. This time it's about survival instead of fighting for the win.

Jul 27, 2018

Caley Fretz, Dave Everett, and special guest Rupert Guinness begin by telling stories about the history between Pau and the Tour de France. 

Most of the trio's conversation centres around Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, and if there's a potential rivalry between the two.

Also, Dave wonders the start paddock before the stage and talks with Rory Sutherland, Tom Scully, and Toms Skujiņš.

And, the legend Aussie sprinter Robbie McEwen makes a surprise appearance. 

Jul 26, 2018

On this episode, Dave Everett finds the most passionate Peter Sagan fan, Rupert Guinness gets stuck at his hotel, and Caley Fretz experiences a dismal press buffet.

The trio discusses the excitement of the intense short stage and they want more of them. Rider safety again comes up, as a fan was seen trying to crash Geraint Thomas in the finale of the race.

And, will Chris Froome ever win another Tour?

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 25, 2018

Caley Fretz, Dave Everett, and special guest Rupert Guinness ventured over the Col du Portillon and into Spain for dinner.

The trio's conversation begins with Dave explaining his day in the Katusha-Alpecin team car and what it was like inside the caravan during the bizarre neutralisation that occurred early in the stage.

Then, Rupert explains how Philippe Gilbert's crash into the ravine during the stage brought back memories of when Fabio Casartelli died on the same descent in 1995. Rupert was covering the Tour in '95 and he takes us through what it was like to be at the race on that tragic day.

Jul 24, 2018

Dave Everett is back on the Tour de France, and joins Caley Fretz and Rupert Guinness at the dinner table to finish off the Tour's second rest day.

The trio discusses Sir Dave Brailsford's interesting comments from the Team Sky press conference and they look at how his comments could affect the safety of the peloton.

But, before the trio get to talking they get interrupted by a few fellow journalist friends. 

Jul 23, 2018

Trek-Segafredo's Toms Skujins is back to discuss breakaway tactics with Caley Fretz. 

Special guest Rupert Guinness joins Caley after the stage to talk about the important things at the Tour de France like the odd press buffet they had today.

Of course, the duo discusses what happened in the stage and take a sneak peek at the upcoming stages in the Pyrenees.

Jul 21, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness chat on a runway high above the town of Mende. The dynamic duo gets interrupted on a few occasions, but that doesn't deter them from discussing the emergence of Primož Roglič. Caley notes LottoNL-Jumbo may be the team to take it Sky and not Movistar. 

Also, Caley and Rupert are furious over having to pay for the press buffet.

Jul 20, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness find a makeshift paradise to relax and talk about the slow stage 13. The duo dives into how the commissaires changed the time cut on stage 12 and how fewer sprinters in the race have actually made the bunch sprints more dangerous.

They also look at the general classification and discuss who could make a run in the final week.

 

 

Jul 19, 2018

Caley Fretz spends the day on the famous Dutch corner of Alpe d'Huez and notes the changes for 2018, especially the increased security.

Special guest Rupert Guinness finds Caley after the stage to talk about the GC contenders and how they look as the race leaves the Alps.

And, Rupert is impressed with Alpe d'Huez's press buffet after worrying about it for many days.

Jul 18, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness discuss the excitement that was stage 11 while sipping on a glass of rosé and overlooking the valley below.

Team Sky are balancing Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome as co-leaders, but is there any drama between the two? The duo looks back on previous co-leader teams at the Tour.

And, we hear from Taylor Phinney on surviving in the grupetto and Mitchelton-Scott director Matt White gives his thoughts about the double uppercut the team was dealt on Wednesday.

 

Jul 17, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness examine the first day in the mountains, as Dave Everett struggles with working and paying attention to the race at the same time in the press room and asks for a few tips.

The trio go on a few tangents and Rupe talks about the one time he ran up Alpe d'Huez.

And, La Course and the most emotional interview ever! Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig cried her heart out at the finish in happiness and laughter. She also caused few journalists to tear up as well.

Jul 15, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness discuss the chaotic day on the cobbles and, now that it's finished, whether a cobbled stage belongs in the Tour de France.

The duo also reflects on John Degenkolb's (Trek-Segafreo) emotional post-stage interview.

And, Ruth Winder (Sunweb) looks back on a tough 10 days of racing at the Giro Rosa while in the car driving away from the final finish line. Her teammate, Lucinda Brand, makes an appearance as well.

Jul 15, 2018

Over dinner, Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness discuss the day's action and look at the highly anticipated cobbled stage at the Tour.

We hear from Trek's Matt Shriver on the technical aspect of a cobbled  Tour stage and EF Education-First's director sportif Tom Southam explains the tactics aspect.   

At the Giro Rosa, Ruth Winder and Skylar Schneider give their takes on a crazy stage. The day involved thunder and lightning, and the tough Monte Zoncolan.

Jul 13, 2018

Caley Fretz flashes back to the good ol' days and goes out on course to experience the culture of the Tour de France.

Special guest Rupert Guinness finds Caley at the finish, once he arrives, to talk about how these long slogs through the countryside of France are a necessity to the face of the Tour de France.

Ruth Winder tunes in and it's apparent it's been a tiring Giro Rosa thus far, but only two days remain.

Jul 12, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness discuss the professionalism of riders talking with the media after a bad day at the Tour and how some deal with it better than others.

Plus, Guinness gives his thoughts on team buses and how things have changed since he covered his first Tour de France in 1987. #BantheBuses 

And, we have a double diary entry from the Giro Rosa, as Ruth Winder and Skylar Schneider both tune-in to talk about the brutal uphill time trial and incredibly long transfer after.

Jul 11, 2018

In a new segment, Caley Fretz talks "Tactics with Toms," and special guest Rupert Guinness looks back on the good ol' days of the press buffet. 

The dynamic duo also discusses the exciting finale of the stage and provide insight into the unique way ASO designed the route.

Also, Sunweb's Ruth Winder tunes in as always from the Giro Rosa, where it was the first summit finish of the 2018 race.

Jul 10, 2018

Caley Fretz and special guest Rupert Guinness discuss stage four's bunch sprint and whether Mark Cavendish will win a stage at the 2018 Tour or whether the Manx missile will beat Eddy Merckx's Tour stage win record.

And, Sunweb's Ruth Winder gives us a very special diary entry from the Giro Rosa (Hint: She won!).

Jul 9, 2018

It's team time trial day at the Tour! Caley Fretz walks the pits with Silca's Josh Poertner and the duo dive deep into the world of time trial bike tech. 

Caley is also joined by Dave Everett, and special guest Rupert Guinness to talk about the day's racing action.

Plus, Ruth Winder gives us an update from the Giro Rosa and how she's lucky to still have all her skin. 

Jul 8, 2018

Caley Fretz, Dave Everett, and special guest Rupert Guinness dissect all the action from the second stage of the 2018 Tour de France and discuss how the day's headlines were again the high number of crashes that occurred. 

The trio also look forward to stage three's team time trial, and which general classification contenders could gain back time.

At the Giro Rosa, Ruth Winder flashes back to racing the same stage in 2013 and how it is one of the best experiences she's had so far in her young career.

Jul 7, 2018

The 2018 Tour de France began on the island of Noirmoutier-En-L’Ïle and Neal Rogers gives a recap of all the action from the opening stage.

Special guest Rupert Guinness, who is covering his 30th Tour, joins our on-the-ground reporters Caley Fretz and Dave Everett to discuss the chaos of stage one. He also shares a fascinating story from when the Tour last visited Noirmoutier-En-L’Ïle in 1999.

Plus, we hear rider diaries from Ruth Winder and Skylar Schneider on the second stage of the Giro Rosa.

 

Jul 6, 2018

Caley Fretz, James Huang, and Dave Everett discuss what they've seen and heard so far before the Grande Boucle starts on Saturday.

In nerd alert, they discuss a change in rider fits they've noticed and how riders are moving their saddles forward.

Plus, we hear from Ruth Winder (Sunweb) at the Giro Rosa, catch up with Toms Skujiņš (Trek-Segafredo) about his first Tour, and talk with EF Education-Drapac's Chief Vibe Officer Taylor Phinney.

Finally, Jonathan Vaughters provides his thoughts on the handling of Chris Froome's case.

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