James, Neal, Caley, Dane, and Abby are all back in Vecchio's for this week's episode, the first of 2020 with the whole CyclingTips Podcast crew. The episode opens with a news roundup, discussing Bernie Eisel's retirement, Lorena Wiebes' contract controversy, and more.
Neal sits down with Tim Johnson to discuss the place of national governing bodies in the growth of gravel racing.
Matt de Neef calls in from Melbourne, just back from covering Aussie nationals.
Finally, James discusses Castelli's new ultra-lightweight kit in this week's Nerd Alert.
We're back! The first CyclingTips Podcast of 2020 runs through major storylines we're keeping an eye on ahead of the coming race season, including Rohan Dennis opening up about an unhealthy relationship with food, Chris Froome's time at team camp (or lack thereof) and the sponsor search of the world's best women's team.
In this week's Nerd Alert, James discusses the value of WorldTour sponsorship for cycling brands following the announcement that SRAM will now sponsor Movistar, ending the team's 37-year run with Campagnolo.