In the finale of our Rapha Roadmap series, we speak with Dave Brailsford, Simon Mottram, Tiffany Cromwell, and Mitch Docker about the accidental experiment that was the 2020 road season.
What did we learn?
Just to make sure you all listening are paying attention, we flipped the script for this week's CyclingTips podcast.
To kick it off, James introduces the gang to the new Wahoo Element Rival, a watch that is a head unit for your wrist. The talk turns to why cyclists aren't more interested in such an item, and the importance of heart rate monitoring in training. Per-usual, Shoddy misses the good old days.
Next, a discussion of Chloé Dygert and Canyon//SRAM's statements over the weekend regarding equality in bike racing, and doing better in the future.
And finally, a mini-season in review. From Grand Tours to the women's (lack-of) calendar, the gang chats about some of the major themes of the season, culminating in the suspension of Dylan Groenewegen.
In today's episode of the CyclingTips podcast, Dane does a final rundown of the racing news. The Vuelta proved to be yet another exciting finale to a Grand Tour, so the gang discusses the contenders, the action, and more.
Abby wraps up the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta, which ended in an exciting race for bonus seconds.
Chloe Dygert makes a guest appearance to talk about her new team for the next four years and how she's feeling after the World Championships.
And finally, James spent the entire podcast in a full-face helmet just for Nerd Alert. The discussion turns to whether or not full-face helmets are the future of road cycling.
This week's episode is brought to you by NOBL wheels and their new lightweight road and gravel wheels.
With some exciting Vuelta a España stages behind us, and some interesting Tour de France stages announced over the weekend, we've got a lot to chat about in this episode. Not to mention all the transfers we've neglected while racing was full gas!
Plus, James has some thoughts about...cardboard...
In this week's episode, we discuss the finale of the Giro d'Italia over the weekend, with a special appearance by the former Axeon Hagen's Berman soigneur, Reed McCalvin. Briefly, the Vuelta is discussed, as well as De Panne, the end of the one-days, and the end of the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team.
For Nerd Alert, James has thoughts about the skinsuit seen on Tao Geoghegan Hart on the final day of the Giro and a pair of new Oakley's seen on Chris Froome at the Vuelta.
Giant’s ninth-generation TCR family follows in the footsteps of other major players in the industry in that it now adds a generous dose of aerodynamic shaping to its previously light-and-stiff formula. However, the family of carbon fiber frames has also gone on a diet, gains a newly refined geometry, and — of course — has room for bigger tires, all while still retaining its superb stiffness and composed ride quality.
We sat down with two of the engineers behind the bike for a deep dive on its creation.
This episode is brought to you by Giant.
The bulk of this week's episode focuses on the abundance of racing. Between the Giro and two Flanders' over the weekend and the Vuelta starting on October 20th, there's almost too much racing news to discuss.
In this week's Nerd Alert segment we talk about musical bicycles, aka, the three teams that announced new bike sponsors all on the same day.
This episode of the CyclingTips Podcast is brought to you by Industry Nine and their new 1/1 Road GRCX wheels. Check them out at industrynine.com
With the Classics season underway we chat about what has happened and what's to come... or not to come. That means Gent-Wevelgem, Paris-Roubaix, and Flanders. We also discuss the goings on of the Giro d'Italia since last episode.
Canyon has today officially unveiled its third-generation Aeroad aero road racing machine. As expected, it’s more efficient aerodynamically than its forebear, with modern features such as fully hidden cabling, a disc-only format, and a proprietary integrated cockpit. However, it’s also stiffer than the previous version while retaining that model’s admirable comfort levels.
We sat down with the engineers behind the new Aeroad.
This episode brought to you by Canyon.
We kick this episode off with a midview (like a preview, but after the race has started) of the Giro d'Italia. The first three stages saw major GC shakeups.
Then, we talk Liege, including Alaphilippe's early post-up and Lizzie Deignan's clever breakaway move.
Finally, we chat with Tadej Pogacar's coach.
This week's episode begins with a breakdown of last weekend's world road championships, then a look at the crazy calendar ahead.
To wrap up the episode, we have the first half of a discussion with Tadej Pogacar's coach, Iñigo San Milan.
This week starts off with a discuss of the road world championships, which look set to combine a brutal course with brutal weather.
Then, we discuss Campagnolo's new gravel group Ekar.
In this wide ranging interview Scott McGrory tells all about his reflections exactly 20 years after he won his Olympic gold medal in the madison, the hardships he endured in the lead-up, as well as the demons he’s struggled with ever since.
Buckle up and get a box of tissues and get ready for one of the most gut wrenching and inspiring stories that he so generously shares with us.
Was is a two crepe Tour? A three-crepe?
The Tour is over, and we loved it. Thanks for coming along with us.
It all comes down to this. Primoz Roglic had 57 seconds on Tadej Pogacar. Was it enough?
Plus, the Giro Rosa ends in spectacular fashion, and we hear from Brodie Chapman on the final stage.
With both stage honors and a green jersey battle on the minds of the world's strongest one-day racers, stage 19 of the Tour turned into a mini Classic in the final 40km. We break down the action, give Sunweb some props, and wonder what CCC is up to.
The Giro Rosa is wide open after the unfortunate injury and departure of Annemiek van Vleuten.
The last true mountain stage of this Tour de France saw a few attempts but not great movement at the top of the GC, and a heartwarming 1-2 finish for an Ineos that hasn't had the best Tour thus far.
The Col de la Loze did not disappoint. The narrow, steep final climb of stage 17 set the GC race alight, and may have clinched the win for Primoz Roglic.
Plus, Marianne Vos won her third stage and the Giro Rosa and we hear from 2nd place on the day, Hannah Barnes.
Egan Bernal was in the gruppetto today, but was that on purpose? Will he go for stage wins? We discuss the defending champion's chances and much more.
Today's Giro Rosa segment includes a diary from Hannah Barnes, who has a few tricks up her sleeve for dealing with race hotels.
Wout van Aert was impressive, Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar showed they are the men to beat, and Egan Bernal had un jour sans. We dig into what it means headed into the last week of the Tour de France.
At the Giro Rosa, Vos showed her strength and the coming days look incredibly difficult. We hear from diarist Ruth Winder on the tough third stage.
Sunweb showed once again that it's the most aggressive and cohesive stage hunting team in this Tour de France. The triple punch into Lyon gave them yet another victory.
Plus we have a report from a gravel-filled Giro Rosa and a look toward Sunday's Tour massive mountain stage.
The Giro Rosa kicked off today, and we have a report from Abby and diary from Ruth Winder in today's episode.
In France, the Tour saw two races in one, among breakaway riders and the GC. Who came out on top? We break it down.
He did it. After two close calls, Marc Hirschi finally stayed away, taking his first Tour de France stage win, which also happened to be his first pro victory.
We discuss the brilliant tactics of his Sunweb team and look ahead to tomorrow, one of the hardest stages of the entire Tour.
A sprint stage at the Tour de France, and drama after the finish. Peter Sagan made himself some room on the right side of the final 100 meters, and the maneuver got him relegated, with big implicates in the fight for the green jersey.
Did he deserve it? Your podcast hosts are almost in agreement... except for one of them.
The echelons never really came on stage 10, but the sprinters delivered their own brand of excitement. The tight, twisty route led to numerous crashes and a furious finale. We break down the sprint and look ahead to tomorrow.