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CyclingTips is a podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.

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    • Oct 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    What is your water bottle count?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 51:31

    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. 

    From the Top: Building Zwift

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 71:18

    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.

    Tour routes and an American crit fiasco

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 44:08

    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...

    Why was Nairo in a chameleon suit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:54

    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. 

    The tactics (and mistakes) of Roubaix

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 67:06

    Did Mathieu van der Poel pull too much? Were Deceuninck fools to run clincher tires? Caley, Abby, Dane, Ronan, and James break down the tactics and tech of Paris-Roubaix, from big wins to silly mistakes. 

    A historic day at Roubaix Femmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 46:15

    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. 

    Dissecting two stunning world championships

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 41:48

    Elisa Balsamo and Julian Alaphilippe capped a wild Worlds week and Caley, Abby, Ronan, and Shoddy are in Flanders to dissect two stunning world championship races. 

    From Bruges

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 62:16

    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.

    Should we be able to listen to team radios during races?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 55:41

    A few races over the last week provided good sneak peaks for the upcoming World Championships. The Podcast crew predicts the upcoming Worlds ITT. Shoddy chats a heartwarming moment from the Tour of Britian.

    Already looking forward to the Movistar's Netlfix season 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 72:15

    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. 

    Behind the curtain of Shimano's new wiredless Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 71:15

    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.

    Two more stages to determine the Vuelta winner, maybe

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 51:35

    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.

    Are breakaways more successful this year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 43:19

    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.

    The Vuelta a España is off to a promising start

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 54:50

    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.

    What's next for Koen de Kort

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 26:37

    On this special edition episode of the CyclingTips Podcast José Been chats with Koen de Kort about his accident and what he will do next.

    The Omnium Gold that ended the drought

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 65:36

    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. 

    Chaos in the Olympic velodrome

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 70:25

    This week we discuss the chaos of the Olympic Games so far, from broken handlebars and sneaky shin tape to pursuit crashes and lots more. 

    All in for the Olympic road race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 55:30

    The CT Podcast gathers to discuss the women's and men's road races at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    Tour Daily Finale: From Paris to Toyko!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 55:40

    Dane and James join the podcast once more for a quick recap of the Tour de France and a preview of the men's and women's Olympic road races. For a deeper discussion of the women's race check out the Freewheeling Podcast.

    Tour Daily, stage 21: Until next year...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 44:32

    Ronan and Caley wander around the Champs Élysées, running into riders and chatting through some final thoughts on the 2021 Tour de France.  Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here. 

    Tour Daily, stage 20: And now, to Paris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 50:45

    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. 

    Tour Daily, stage 19: Far from a sprint finish

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 45:34

    Caley and Ronan chat stage 19 of the Tour de France, especially a questionable victory salute. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here. 

    Tour Daily, stage 18: Pau doing Pau things

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 55:48

    Caley and Ronan discuss the final mountain stage of the 2021 Tour de France and the news of the Bahrain Victorious hotel raid. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here.

    Tour Daily, stage 17: On the Col du Portet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 51:10

    Caley and Ronan report from the side of the road at the Col du Portet. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here. 

    Tour Daily, stage 16: Riding in the Pyrenees

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 49:00

    Peter Cossins joins the podcast to analyse stage 16 of the Tour de France and chat about riding a bike in the Pyrenees. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here. 

    Tour Daily Podcast, second rest day: The mountain competition is hotting up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 56:07

    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. 

    Tour Daily, stage 15: Emotions all around

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 35:38

    A mountainous stage in the Pyrenees ended with a wonderful victory, while elsewhere in Italy tears fell after the final stage of the Giro Donne. Find the Equals CyclingTips x The Cyclists' Alliance x Black Sheep kit here. 

    Tour Daily, stage 14: Aggressive or Defensive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 55:44

    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. 

    Tour Daily, stage 13: The man of the moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 55:37

    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. 

    Tour Daily, stage 12: Get by with a little help from the wind

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 33:56

    A breakaway takes control of a sprinters stage with a little help from the wind.  Ruth Winder reflects on an aggressive day and a near-miss at the Giro Donne stage 7.

    Tour Daily, stage 11: Mont Ventoux x 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 49:55

    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.

    Tour Daily, stage 10: Records and rumours

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 43:29

    Racing resumes at the Tour de France with a sprint finish into Valence. Heidi Franz and Ruth Winder check-in from stage 5 of the Giro Donne.

    Tour Daily, Rest Day: Van der Poel did how many watts on the Mûr-de-Bretagne?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 50:32

    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.

    Tour Daily, stage 9: The kind of stage we were hoping for

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 41:08

    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.

    Tour Daily, stage 8: Dominance in the Alps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 69:06

    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. 

    Tour Daily, stage 7: A breakaway to end all breakaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 52:04

    After an insane start to stage 7, a star-studded breakaway formed. The Giro Donne started with a team time trial. And the real general classification battle starts this weekend...again.

    Tour Daily, stage 6: Break or no break?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 59:20

    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.

    Tour Daily, stage 5: Not all time trials are boring

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 58:38

    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.

    Tour Daily, stage 4: A fairytale sprint

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 53:00

    Stage 4 had a fairytale ending, with a final sprint in Fougères. A rider protest started off the stage, but not all the players involved saw eye to eye. 

    Tour Daily, stage 3: Who's at fault for all the crashes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 49:58

    It was another crash-filled stage at the Tour de France, but who's fault is that? Is it the race organizer or the riders? We hear from Tadej Pogacar and form our own opinions of a wild first few days at the Tour. 

    Tour Daily: Fireworks on the Mûr de Bretagne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 37:42


    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. 


    Tour Daily: Carnage at Stage 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 54:10

    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. 

    Tour Daily: On the ground at the 2021 Tour de France

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 23:44

    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. 

    2021 Tour de France predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 73:41

    With the Tour de France grand départ mere days away, the CyclingTips podcast team runs through which stages are going to matter, who is going to factor in the general classification, and their personal picks for the race across France.

    Developing bike racers to be leaders with L39ion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 84:14

    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?

    Conclusions from the Critérium du Dauphiné

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 57:32

    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

    Final takeaways from the 2021 Giro d'Italia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 54:13

    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. 

    The Giro GC battle is far from over

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 33:02

    After an exciting stage 19 at the Giro d'Italia the CyclingTips podcast gets together to chat what happened on the day and what to expect in the final two stages. 

    Can anyone at the Giro top Bernal?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 53:22

    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.

    Bernal's MTB background is coming in handy at the Giro

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 33:41

    After a crazy stage 11 at the Giro d'Italia, the podcast team got together to chat about who won on the gravel and who lost. 

    Should Grand Tours include gravel?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 63:04

    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. 

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