In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator and audacious downhill attack; Alberto Contador’s unceremonious exit from the race; Dan Martin’s impressive riding; the return of Mark Cavendish; the phenom that is Peter Sagan; and the breakout ride from Adam Yates. And since they’re not at the race, Elden and U.S. Editor Neal Rogers must settle for the next-best thing — interrupting the recorded podcast from the boys in France to share their own opinions and get the last word on every topic.
In this first podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, Elden and U.S. Editor Neal Rogers discuss what it’s really like to cover the Tour de France as a journalist, while our team on the ground in France, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett, give context to pre-race interviews with Peter Sagan, Richie Porte, and Simon Gerrans. Also: Tejay van Garderen on sharing team leadership at BMC Racing, and Jonathan Vaughters on the recent Cannondale-Drapac partnership.
Today we get into the heads of people who love extreme racing and riding. Wade Wallace, publisher of CyclingTips tallks with Jesse Carlsson, who has ridden the Tour Divide and WON the Trans America race last year. He talks with Sarah Hammond just HOURS after she completes the Trans Am race, and interviews Alain Rumpf — who used to work for the UCI, but has recently completed his first adventure race and now considers traditional racing boring. Finally, CyclingTips own Andy van Bergen talks about an extreme riding phenom you might have heard of and which he created: Everesting. What is it, why would you do it, and what’s the next thing he’s got up his sleeve.
It’s an episode for people who think the Tour de France is a cute little ride…right now on the CyclingTips podcast.
US Technical Editor James Huang talks disc brakes on road bikes, getting racer perspective from Cadel Evans and pro mechanic perspective from BMC’s Ian Sherburne. The pros, cons, whys and when’s of an important and controversial bike technology on this episode of the CyclingTips podcast.
Ella CyclingTips Editor Anne-Marije Rook talks with seven-time world champion Rebecca Rusch about fair play in mixed-gender racing starts, biking up and down Mount Kilimanjaro, and the problem with the term “getting checked.”
Shane Stokes takes a look at the An Post Rás, the legendary Irish event which has been part of the early careers of many big name riders. Won by Stephen Roche and Tony Martin in the past and also featuring the likes of Mark Cavendish, John Degenkolb and Sam Bennett, the race is one for the hardmen. We also explore some other subjects, including the gruelling nature of the sport and how it can take a toll on those chasing excellence.
Neal and Fatty talk about some very personal interviews Neal got while at the Amgen Tour of California. You won’t want to miss this first episode of the new CyclingTips podcast, including conversations with Bradley Wiggins, Tom Boonen, Andrew Talansky, Brent Bookwalter, and Axel Merckx…and the up-and-coming phenom: Nielson Powless.