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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Young Tadej Pogacar once again proved he's willing to attack. Primoz Roglic looked calm and collected. His team, Jumbo-Visma, is just strong enough. The French are still close. And Egan Bernal is coming around.
There's lots to talk about in our final episode from the first week of the Tour.
It was a Tomsultuous, chaotic, brilliant stage at the Tour de France. The first day in the Pyrenees saw a series of hard attacks, with no team fully able to control the GC group, plus a successful breakaway containing a certain fiancée of one of our podcast hosts.
We break down the day's tactics and discuss how the race for yellow is looking after the first day in the high mountains.
Echelons! Lots of them. We discuss how they form, why they're so hard, who gained and who lost on the most frenetic stage of the Tour de France thus far.
Plus, a look ahead to the Pyrenees, picks from the Secret Pro, Rigoberto Uran on a camel, and Bauke Mollema's second-hand peanut butter.
This episode is brought to you by Trek and #GoByBike.
It wasn't the most thrilling stage, despite an uphill finish. Is there a truce in the peloton? Or are they just scared of week three?
Trek-Segafredo's Ruth Winder joins us to look ahead to the Giro Rosa and José Been includes a bridge in her stage 7 lesson.
This episode is brought to you by Syncros.
A largely uneventful stage wrapped up with a fantastic sprint and a bit of controversy when it was announced that Julian Alaphilippe would lose his yellow jersey after taking a feed within the final 20km.
We have EF's Jonathan Vaughters on the episode to discuss that incident (the same thing happening to Rigoberto Uran a few years ago) and the GC race as a whole.
José Been is back with another lesson and Abby and Shoddy show you what it's like at the start line these days.
The first GC battle is now behind us. Did we learn anything?
José Been joins us today to analyze the race. Roglic looked good, Carapaz looked bad, Bernal looked questionable, and Shoddy's favorite Frenchman put in a late dig.
Plus, a story of Guillaume Martin's drinking exploits and a food and wine tour of tomorrow's stage.
A mostly uneventful stage ended in a furious sprint finish defined by a nasty headwind. It took patience and more than a little daring to pull off the victory.
Then, James joins us for a Nerd Alert on clinchers (with tubes!) at the Tour.
Plus, we hear from the Secret Pro ahead of the first uphill finish of this Tour de France.
Today's episode is brought to you by Flobikes.