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This week on the CyclingTips podcast... There's a little bit of transfer news, a little bit of racing, and a whole lot of Nerding about. James poses the question: how many water bottles do you have at home? And how many of those do you actually use? Plus a snippet from last weeks Nerd Alert podcast where the Nerds dreamed of running the cycling industry.
CyclingTips' founder Wade Wallace introduces you to a new podcast about the entrepreneurs of iconic cycling brands and their journeys. This one with Jon Mayfield and Eric Min of Zwift give you a taste. Search 'From the Top' to find more of these episodes.
Dane and Abby break down the men's and women's Tour de France routes. Caley puts the USA Crits fiasco into context. Plus, there have been some WorldTour team developments. For the Nerd Nugget, James has an important question for CyclingTips Podcast listeners...
Dane fills us in on why Nairo Quintana wore a chameleon costume, and no it wasn't for Halloween. Il Lombardia provided some interesting talking points regarding Deceuninck-Quick Step's tactics and Tadej Pogacar's season as a whole. The Women's Tour was a sprinters delight, and Demi Vollering took another step up as the future of Dutch cycling. And for Nerd Nugget, Specialized will recall their Tarmac SL7 bikes.
We come to you from course-side at the first Paris-Roubaix Femmes, 125 years in the making and won in spectacular fashion. Trek-Segafredo's Ruth Winder joins to break down the tactics and we hear from Alison Jackson and Teniel Campbel from the Velodrome in Roubaix.
The CyclingTips Podcast break down the men's and women's elite World Championship time trials and look ahead to the road races next weekend. Wade Wallace spoke with Farid Noori about the crisis in Afghanistan. If you would like to donate more information can be found here. Ronan was on the ground at the time trial and noticed a few things viewers at home may not have noticed.
This week on the CyclingTips podcast we discuss the final week of the Vuelta a España, particularly the drama surrounding Movistar and Miguel Ángel López. Abby chats the basics from the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta, for a full breakdown check out the Freewheeling Podcast. Shoddy and Ronan were at the Eurobike so Shoddy gives us his top tip from the week. Matt de Neef spoke with Jack Haig after his podium finish at the Vuelta.
Shimano's new Dura-Ace Di2 R9200 and Ultegra Di2 R8100 may seem like incremental improvements on the surface as compared to the outgoing versions. In reality, there's an awful lot of engineering, thought, and work that went into every one of those decisions specifically so that the end result comes across as seamless as it does. You've already heard and read about all the tech features of the new groupsets, but in this special sponsored episode, we'll take you inside the minds of some of the people at Shimano who helped shape the new groupsets more directly.
Caley, Dane and Abby chat the Vuelta a España, Simac Ladies Tour, and GP de Plouay. You'll also hear a snippet of Abby's Freewheeling episode with Lizzie Deignan. Listen to the full interview here, or anywhere podcasts are found.
This week on the CyclingTips Podcast we dive into the last week of racing in Spain. The Vuelta a España has been action-packed so Dane brings up the overall general classification battle. Freewheeling this week was all about the cycling categories at the Paralympic Games, so with the Games starting Tuesday make sure you're up to speed! For Nerd Nugget, Orbea has a new bike and Ribble has some real funky new handlebars.
This week on the CyclingTips podcast... We break down the first three stages of the Vuelta a España, and speculate what the next 18 stages could bring. Abby gives a brief rundown of the Ladies Tour of Norway. A deeper dive can be found on the Freewheeling Podcast. Ronan catches up with the new women's Everesting world record holder Illi Gardner. And Silca released a pair of socks that claim to save eight watts! That is not an insignificant amount of watts.
This week on the CyclingTips podcast... We wrap up discussions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and look forward to Paris 2024 in only three years. Transfer season is in full swing and two teams, in particular, are filling up with new riders. The Vuelta a España is around the corner, and the general classification already looks more entertaining than the Tour de France.
The 20th stage of the Tour de France has concluded and the general classification battle is over. The final time trial was as eventful as a typical time trial is, and Ronan and Caley wondered around the start to check out whatever new tech was on display. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here.
Ronan, Caley, and Abby infiltrate Jimmy Whelan's balcony to chat about the Mountains competition at the Tour de France and the final week. Caley called up Sepp Kuss for some behind the scenes information on his stage 15 win. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here.
Opportunity looms as the race heads into the Pyrenees. Stage 14 of the Tour de France started aggressively and continued to fly until a strong breakaway went clear. Ruth Winder and Hannah Barnes check-in from the Queen stage of the Giro Donne. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here.
Stage 13 of the Tour de France was wild and nasty but finished as expected, and with style. Ruth Winder checks in from the Giro Donne on her birthday to talk about some big news. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here.
Stage 11 of the Tour de France saw strong riders weaken, a non-conventional winner take a mountain stage, and a hint at more battles to come. Hannah Barnes and Ruth Winder check-in from stage 6 of the Giro Donne where the women raced around Lake Como.
Matt de Neef caught up with Ben O'Connor after his Tour de France stage win. Dane Cash chatted with Kristof de Kegel, the coach of Mathieu van der Poel. Ruth Winder checks in from stage 4 of the Giro Donne.
Stage 9 of the Tour de France was the second day in the high mountains and clearly, the Tour de France is far from over. Except for a few of the sprinters, their Tour de France is over. A strong four-rider breakaway took the third stage of the Giro Donne.
Dominance was the theme. The first Tour de France stage in the Alps and Tadej Pogacar left nobody wondering who's strongest. At the Giro Donne, SD Worx did the same. Plus Abby has opinions. We have Nathan Haas back to help us break down the racing.
Stage 6 introduced some crucial questions about the green jersey competition and the M-word record. At 249 km stage 7 is the longest stage at the Tour de France in the last 20 years, and it's not flat. The Classics guys could thrive in the finale, making for an interesting fight for the breakaway.
The first time trial of the tour ended with more lost time for some general classification hopefuls. The Ineos Grenadiers fork now resembles a spoon, what will their tactics be moving forward? Ronan had a busy final day at the Tour de France chatting with Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish.
Stage 2 of the Tour de France finished atop the Mûr de Bretagne. The final 18 km were perplexing and then heartwarming, with a post-race interview that brought a tear to the eye. Ronan flagged down Dan Martin and Jan Bakelants for a chat. Finally, we run through who came away from stage 1 with injuries, at least that we know of. Check out Sportful's gravel range here.
The first stage of the Tour de France featured two gnarly crashes and one incredibly impressive effort for yellow. Caley caught up with Lachlan Morton ahead of his Alt Tour. The (maybe) last edition of La Course by the Tour de France delivered action from start to finish.
On the eve of the opening stage of the 2021 Tour de France Ronan and Abby call in from the car after chasing around teams for bike photos. Dane previews the first stage of the Tour, picks riders for the win, and speculates what it means for the first week.
This week on the CyclingTips podcast... Dane breaks down the major talking points coming out of the Tour de Suisse. The debate around Mark Cavendish going to the Tour de France continues. Caley caught up with Justin Williams after L39ION of LA swept all the elite men's and women's races at Tulsa Tough over the weekend. For Nerd Nugget, the saga of the Speedco handlebars continues, and Ronan actually agrees with the UCI?
This week on the CyclingTips Podcast... Dane breaks down the final takeaways from the Critérium du Dauphiné and what to expect from the Tour de Suisse. Plus, the women raced their first-ever Tour de Suisse Women. Unbound Gravel delivered two impressive races from both the elite men and elite women. For Nerd Nugget, a conversation about why the UCI can't apply some of the rules more consistently
This week on the CyclingTips podcast... The Giro d'Italia is over and with the final two stages fresh in our minds we discuss the race, who disappointed, and who impressed. For Nerd Nugget, Ronan wrote a story about front hub "fairings" used at the Giro ITT that were banned by the UCI.
This week on the CyclingTips podcast... We discuss the second week at the Giro d'Italia, Bernal's class, and if it was a mistake for Ineos Grenadiers to take him to the Giro instead of the Tour de France. For Nerd Nuggets, James brings up the mysterious wheels of Jumbo-Visma spotted in Italy.
The podcast crew chats Giro d'Italia so far, Egan Bernal, Giulio Ciccone, and whether or not gravel should be included in Grand Tours. Caleb Ewan's early departure from the Giro was met with criticism by many. Did he disrespect the race by leaving? Plus, mechanics pull some pretty crazy stunts behind races.