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The Cycling News podcast is a podcast all about the world of professional cycling. Brought to you by the world centre of cycling, the Cycling News podcast reports from the biggest races, including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and interviews the stars of the sport.

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The Cycling News podcast is a podcast all about the world of professional cycling. Brought to you by the world centre of cycling, the Cycling News podcast reports from the biggest races, including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and interviews the stars of the sport.

    Tour de Pologne crash, Milan-San Remo and Bernal’s dominance

    Tour de Pologne crash, Milan-San Remo and Bernal’s dominance

    This week we’re discussing a number of races from Strade Bianche to Milano –Torino, and this weekend’s Milan-San Remo and Chris Froome and Egan Bernal’s latest adventures in France.
    We’ll hear from Froome, and from Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang but really there’s only one place to start and that’s with the horrific sprint finish on stage 1 the Tour de Pologne that saw Fabio Jakobsen taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma. The fall happened after Dylan Groenewegen altered his line and forced the QuickStep rider into the barriers. Jakobsen didn’t just go into the barriers he went through them. It was quite honestly one of the most shocking crashes in years. Several riders came down, a race official was left unconscious and Groenewegen was disqualified and fined. He may also face further punishment from the UCI.
    We analyze the incident, and talk to former sprinter Robbie McEwen about road safety and how the UCI and race oganisers must listen to riders if conditions are going to improve.
    We also look back at a thrilling edition of Strade Bianche and debate whether Wout van Aert is currently the most complete rider in the WorldTour. We head to France and try and narrow down Team Ineos’ Tour de France squad, hear from Chris Froome, and then pick our favourites for Saturday’s Milan-San Remo.
    The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews Podcast, click here. 

    • 54 min
    The return to racing

    The return to racing

    After months of inaction and cycling fans surviving off online racing and re-runs of their favorite races, world-class racing is finally back on our screens.
     
    The sport is taking baby steps towards normality but both the men’s and women’s peloton have taken part in a number of races with the Vuelta a Burgos currently underway in Spain, and with the men’s and women’s Strade Bianche scheduled for Saturday the WorldTour wheels are about to turn for the first time since March.
     
    In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Ed Pickering speak to European editor Stephen Farrand, who is based in Italy and his set to report from Strade Bianche. We also catch up with women’s editor Kirsten Frattini about the women’s race and the news that Marianne Vos is on her way to the new women’s Jumbo Visma team. We drop in with Alasdair Fotheringham who watched Remco Evenepoel storm to the win on stage 3 of the Vuelta a Burgos, while there’s an interview with world champion Mads Pedersen thrown in for good measure.
     
    This week’s episode – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarell – isn’t all Froome, as we also check in with Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert, who is currently at a training camp ahead of the Tour. We talk to the Belgian about the Tour, cyclo-cross and, of course, Froome.
     
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    • 54 min
    Chris Froome latest transfer news and riders who might join him in 2021

    Chris Froome latest transfer news and riders who might join him in 2021

    This week’s cycling news has been dominated by one story – the move of Chris Froome to Israel Start-Up Nation. The four-time Tour de France winner will end his long stint at Ineos this year before moving to pastures new for the first time since 2010 but there are plenty of vital questions that need to be answered before the year is out.
     The most pertinent and most difficult is whether Dave Brailsford will select Froome for the Tour de France this year or whether Ineos will discard their longest serving leader for Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas. Cyclingnews’ Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Ed Pickering take on the biggest question ahead of the Tour while also sharing details on how the move came about.
     We also look ahead to 2021 and whether the move to Israel Start-Up Nation will pay off and who the team needs to sign in order to help Froome in his quest to win a fifth Tour title.
     
    This week’s episode – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarell – isn’t all Froome, as we also check in with Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert, who is currently at a training camp ahead of the Tour. We talk to the Belgian about the Tour, cyclo-cross and, of course, Froome.
     
    The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews Podcast, click here.
      
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    Official apparel supplier to Bora-Hansgrohe. The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Peter Sagan is available to purchase by all cyclists. 
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    • 50 min
    The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

    The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

    In this week’s episode of the Cyclilngnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we rank the top-ten female riders from 1998 onwards. Our time frame takes into consideration the Women’s World Cup that ran from 1998 until 2015 and the  current Women’s WorldTour
    With expert opinions from our women’s editor Kirsten Frattini and Procycling’s Ed Pickering we start with an incredibly strong long-list before whittling down to two sets of top tens.
    The long list includes Marianne Voss, Leontien van Moorsel, Anna van der Breggen, Fabiana Luperini, Annemiek Van Vleuten, Petra Rossner, Nicole Cooke, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Ina Teutenberg to name but a few, and there are a number of surprise inclusions before settle on the best rider. 
    Here's our long-list, so feel free to join in and post your order in the comments below. 
    Annemiek Van Vleuten
    Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    Fabiana Luperini
    Petra Rossner
    Marianne Vos 
    Mara Abbott 
    Emma Pooley 
    Judith Arndt
    Leontien van Moorsel 
    Anna van der Breggen
    Nicole Cooke  
    Ina Teutenburg  
    Kristin Armstrong  
    Giorgia Bronzini  
    Lizzie Deignan
    Chloe Dygert
    Kirsten Wild
    Amanda Spratt
    Oenone Wood  
    Anna Wilson/Millward
    Amber Neben  
    Chloe Dygert
    Kirsten Wild
    Amanda Spratt
    Hanka Kupfernagel
    Emma Johnansson
    Elisa Longo Borghini
    Trixi Worrack
    Evelyn Stevens
    Mirijam Melchers
     
    In this week’s episode we also hear from George Bennett and discuss all the breaking  news from Ed’s chicken farm.
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    Born in the Italian Dolomites, Sportful has been making athletes faster, more efficient and better protected since 1972.
    Official apparel supplier to Bora-Hansgrohe. The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Peter Sagan is available to purchase by all cyclists. 
     
    BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigors of pro bike racing. 
    Our versatile Fiandre line uses proprietary technology to keep you dry and comfortable in inclement, variable weather conditions. 
     
    Sportful leads the market with innovative and technical apparel so you can experience those unforgettable moments, your very best days on a bike. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Greatest: Top 10 cobbled Classics riders of the WorldTour era

    The Greatest: Top 10 cobbled Classics riders of the WorldTour era

    In this week's edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we look at another top-ten list and this time it’s the cobbled Classics riders from the men's WorldTour era.
     


    Our list is comprised of some of the best cobbled specialists of all-time, let alone the last few years, and as well as discussing their palmarès, we analysed the lasting impressions each rider has made on the sport.
     


    Starting with a long-list of 15, Daniel Benson (Cyclingnews) and Edward Pickering (Procycling) whittled their respective lists to ten riders before crowning their best riders.
     


    The podcast also features exclusive interviews with former Paris-Roubaix winner Mat Hayman – he picks his best cobbled rider, too – and Matteo Trentin on CCC’s sponsorship and how he and Greg Van Avermaet will race together later in the year.
     


    Here's our long-list, so feel free to join in and post your order in the comments below.
     


    Peter Sagan
    Philippe Gilbert
    Tom Boonen
    Fabian Cancellara
    Greg Van Avermaet
    Zdenek Stybar
    Alessandro Ballan
    Juan Antonio Flecha
    Nick Nuyens
    Niki Terpstra
    Mat Hayman
    Alexander Kristoff
    Stijn Devolder
    Andreas Klier
    Johan Vansummeren
     


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    Born in the Italian Dolomites, Sportful has been making athletes faster, more efficient and better protected since 1972.


    Official apparel supplier to Bora-Hansgrohe. The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Peter Sagan is available to purchase by all cyclists. 
     


    BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigors of pro bike racing. 


    Our versatile Fiandre line uses proprietary technology to keep you dry and comfortable in inclement, variable weather conditions. 
     


    Sportful leads the market with innovative and technical apparel so you can experience those unforgettable moments, your very best days on a bike. 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chris Froome transfer latest and ranking the best sprinters of the WorldTour era

    Chris Froome transfer latest and ranking the best sprinters of the WorldTour era

    In this week’s episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we analyze the latest news surrounding Chris Froome and his contract situation. The four-time Tour de France winner has been linked with several teams with the notion of a mid-season transfer mentioned in several camps.
    We look at Froome’s options, where he should go and whether staying at Team Ineos is his best option.
     As well as our Froome discussion Cn’s Daniel Benson and Procycling’s Edward Pickering rank their top-10 sprinters from the from
     WorldTour era. From a shortlist of 16 to a reduced number of 12 (as you see below) and then to 10, our podcasters rank the fastest riders in the world with some surprising results.
     
    Pascal Ackermann
    Mark Cavendish
    Marcel Kittel
    Arnaud Demare
    Nacer Bouhanni
    Andre Greipel
    Dylan Groenewegen
    Caleb Ewan
    Elia Viviani
    Sam BennettFernando Gaviria
    Peter Sagan
     
    We’d love to The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello and. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews podcast, click here.
     
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     Official apparel supplier to Bora-Hansgrohe. The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Peter Sagan is available to purchase by all cyclists. 
     BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigors of pro bike racing. 
     Our versatile Fiandre line uses proprietary technology to keep you dry and comfortable in inclement, variable weather conditions. 
     Sportful leads the market with innovative and technical apparel so you can experience those unforgettable moments, your very best days on a bike. 
     For more details visit sportful.com Follow the ride on instagram @sportful

    • 52 min

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