Freewheeling is a podcast hosted by Abby Mickey that covers all things women's cycling.
Recovering from the Tour de France Femmes
A week after the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift concluded the full Freewheeling team, plus one old friend, gathered to talk about their favourite moments from the race and what the event meant to everyone individually.
Grab some tissues, things get emotional.
The Femmes Stage 8: History is made atop La Super Planche des Belles Filles
Abby, Kit and Caley discuss the final stage of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and Amy and Matt report from on the ground. Plus, Veronica Ewers (EF Education-Tibco-SVB), Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo), and Julie Leth and Anne Dorthe Ysland (Uno-X) check in one last time.
The Femmes Mini: Thank you Zwift!
For our final Femmes Mini of 2022, Abby caught up with Kate Veronneau of Zwift to talk about how they got involved in the race and what they hope for the future. Hear more from Kate on a previous episode of Freewheeling.
The Femmes Mini: The glue that holds a team together
Geerike Schreurs of Trek-Segafredo gives us a look at what it's like to be a soigneur at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.
The Femmes Stage 7: Well, that was a brutal day
Matt and Amy ran into some familiar friends at the start of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift stage 7. No one is surprised about the results at the end of the day, although the time gaps were a bit of a shock. With an 18% time cut, it's likely some riders will not see the startline for the eighth stage. One more stage to go!
Veronica Ewers (EF Education-Tibco-SVB), Julie Leth and Anne Dorthe Ysland (Uno-X), and Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo) check-in after the stage.
The Femmes Mini: Iris on a (motor)bike
Amy Jones caught up with former professional and always advocate for women's cycling Iris Slappendel after stage 6. Iris is currently following the race on the back of a moto, you can see her spicy mid-race takes on Eurosport and GCN's coverage of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.
What an interview. It is rare an athlete opens up the way Gracie Elvin did in this interview. I have watched her ride for years and enjoyed that. Elvin’s involvement in the Cyclists Alliance added another impressive dimension to Elvin’s story. Now, having listened to her tell her story, my admiration grows. Freewheeling has given us the opportunity to see the full dimensions of a very successful and inspirational athlete. Thank you and good on you Gracie.
Overall I really enjoy….but….
Usually love this show. Consume sport, but particularly female sport, & love my cycling.
But….does my head in to seemingly diss annemiek van vleuten. For an amazing athlete, why not celebrate it.
You just seem to undermine women’s cycling by putting someone down, instead of acknowledging their work.
Seriously, for such experienced cyclists & commentators, you sound like whinging kids sometimes.
Credit where credits due ladies 👍🏻
After commenting on the middle Giro episode well done on owning what came across as some nasty jibes towards an individual in your 3rd & final Giro episode.
Being critical of team or individual tactics is fine & part of what you do there is no need to apologise for that it’s just the personal attacks which is uncool.
Keep up the good work in bringing an insight into womens cycling.