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Bike racing at its finest. VeloNews podcasts utilize our network of reporters, commentators, and coaches to bring you inside pro cycling and improve your own riding and racing.

    Why Ineos Owns the Giro d'Italia, the emotional gravity of the Moriah Wilson tragedy

    Why Ineos Owns the Giro d'Italia, the emotional gravity of the Moriah Wilson tragedy

    This week's episode is sponsored by Whoop. This year, Whoop is providing rider data from the race, including heart rate data during the stages and sleep data after them. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EastPost), for instance, only got 5.5 hours of sleep on the big transfer day from Hungary to Sicily, according to Whoop.
    The Giro d'Italia is reaching its mountainous conclusion, and team Ineos looks primed to win the Maglia Rosa with Richard Carapaz. A victory would bring Ineos its fourth Giro win in five years. Why does the team and its "Froome train" strategy still work in Italy, while it falters in France and Spain? On today's episode we dive into this big question, and explore what a top Giro finish would mean for the three men in the hunt for the final podium: Carapaz, Jai Hindley, and Mikel Landa.
    Then, the U.S. cycling scene is still reeling from the murder of gravel star Moriah Wilson. We discuss the gravity of this story, and why it now occupies its own tragic realm in the history of pro bike racing.

    • 41 min
    Ashton Lambie talks tech, racing, and training for gravel

    Ashton Lambie talks tech, racing, and training for gravel

    U.S. track cycling phenom Ashton Lambie has traded in the velodrome for dirt.
    Lambie, 31, is embarking on his first full campaign in gravel and mountain-bike racing in 2022, and he's racing the Life Time Grand Prix events and other off-road races. Lambie shares his opinions with Ben Delaney on what it's like to return to 100-mile gravel events after spending years spinning circles around a velodrome. How does the four-minute effort of the individual pursuit compare to a daylong race? What are the biggest tech differences between an aero bike and a gravel rig?
    Lambie takes us inside his experiences in this wide-ranging interview.
    This week's episode is sponsored by Whoop. This year, Whoop is providing rider data from the race, including heart rate data during the stages and sleep data after them. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EastPost), for instance, only got 5.5 hours of sleep on the big transfer day from Hungary to Sicily, according to Whoop.

    • 33 min
    Lawson Craddock, travels, and travails at the Giro d'Italia

    Lawson Craddock, travels, and travails at the Giro d'Italia

    The Giro d'Italia kicked off this year with three stages in Hungary, followed by a big travel day down to Sicily for a stout mountain stage up Mount Etna.
    How does all this travel affect the racing?
    Riders often say different things, depending on who they are speaking to — or whether it's on the record. This year, fitness wearable company Whoop is providing rider data from the race, including heart rate data during the stages and sleep data after them. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EastPost), for instance, only got 5.5 hours of sleep on the big transfer day from Hungary to Sicily, according to Whoop.
    U.S. national time trial champion Lawson Craddock is racing the Giro in support of Simon Yates, who won the time trial in Budapest. Andrew Hood spoke with Craddock about racing in Hungary for an Italian stage race, as well as his thoughts on the long road ahead at the Giro.
    Host Ben Delaney chats with Hood from the press room on Mount Etna.

    • 27 min
    Key takeaways from BWR and Whiskey Off-Road to the Tour de Romandie

    Key takeaways from BWR and Whiskey Off-Road to the Tour de Romandie

    The racing was high-intensity and high-drama around the world last week, from Belgian Waffle Ride to the Tour de Romandie.

    What did we learn from covering these races? Ben Delaney, Betsy Welch, and Daniel Benson talk through the hot spots.

    Watching Lauren De Crescenzo win a stage by five minutes and the overall at the Tour of Gila while Mo Wilson won BWR by 25 minutes has us looking forward to a showdown between these two powerhouses at Unbound Gravel early next month. Speaking of Unbound, can anybody beat Keegan Swenson?

    Daniel was in Switzerland for Romandie, where Aleksandr Vlasov executed a TT-to-road bike swap in the final time trial, and blew past jersey-wearer Rohan Dennis to capture the overall. Are these type of stages gimmicks or legitimate racing? Dan and Ben discuss.

    And why was Ben hanging out of a car window at BWR? Tune in to this week's episode of the VeloNews Podcast.

    • 32 min
    SBT GRVL's Amy Charity on independence, the UCI, and the sweet spot of gravel racing

    SBT GRVL's Amy Charity on independence, the UCI, and the sweet spot of gravel racing

    Amy Charity is the driving force behind SBT GRVL, one of VeloNews' five Monuments of Gravel that exploded onto the scene in 2019 and now sells out its 3,000 spots within minutes.
    SBT GRVL was invited to join the UCI's new Gravel World Series, but Charity declined.
    On this episode of the VeloNews Podcast, Charity and host Ben Delaney discuss a variety of things, including the intersection of pro racing and recreational gravel riding, why she is happy to have SBT GRVL as an independent entity, the community of gravel race promoters, and that time she and Life Time vice president Kimo Seymour worked together racing at Unbound Gravel 200.

    • 48 min
    Paris-Roubaix takeaways for the men, the women, and the gear

    Paris-Roubaix takeaways for the men, the women, and the gear

    It was a hell of a weekend in France with Paris-Roubaix Femmes and Paris-Roubaix, and Ben Delaney and Jim Cotton discuss the highlights and lowlights of both the men's and women's races and the gear that was used to varying degrees of success.
    What is your favorite type of Roubaix? A wet and muddy edition, or a dry and dusty version? Ben and Jim argue about that, too.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

focusjanet ,

PYSO

Been listening for several months now, really enjoy the content and interviews.

A suggestion, please do some homework on how to pronounce the cyclists name correctly. Example...Lizzie Deignan was completely butchered! She deserves better...currently wears the women’s tour leader’s jersey plus a former UCI World road champion 2015. And married to a former pro cyclist Philip Deignan from Sky.
Plus, Oliver Neasen...Olivier???

Just listened to your last podcast with Ryder H. Great interview!
And THANK YOU for making a solid attempt in pronunciation of everyone’s name! Appreciated! 👏

Bd20173 ,

Not right said Fred

Fred’s interview skills and cycling knowledge are not great, he does a lot of skimming over details and often spouts some pretty offensive opinions. The new host from Manx is bit of a rambler. Bring back James and Andy and maybe hand Fred’s hosting duties to Bobby Julich or Andy.

JaredW4 ,

Great listen!!

So glad I came across this podcast.

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