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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.

    VN Podcast, ep. 268: Coryn Rivera's Olympic experience; breaking down the Tokyo road and MTB races

    VN Podcast, ep. 268: Coryn Rivera's Olympic experience; breaking down the Tokyo road and MTB races

    The Olympics have started, and we've been glued to our televisions and computer screens following along with the action. On today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast we break down all of the action from the men's and women's road races, as well as the men's and women's cross-country MTB races.
    We break down the biggest storylines from the events, including the thrilling and bizarre final of the women's road race, which saw Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria win, and Annemiek van Vleuten and the Dutch women suffer from a communications breakdown. We also discuss what Tom Pidcock's Olympic MTB win will mean for his spot in GB cycling, and his place as a British cycling celebrity. Also, we discuss the thrilling ride by Brandon McNulty in the men's road race.
    Then, U.S. rider Coryn Rivera joins the podcast to take us inside the women's road race. Coryn finished 7th overall, and she was in the front group that charged toward the finish line after Kiesenhofer. Rivera explains just how confusing it was in the final push to the line, and helps us understand how Kiesenhofer won, and also why some women in the bunch didn't know she was up the road.
    All that and more on today's podcast!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    VN Podcast, ep. 267: Payson McElveen on the state of U.S. pro cycling

    VN Podcast, ep. 267: Payson McElveen on the state of U.S. pro cycling

    It's a joint episode between The VeloNews Podcast and The Adventure Stache podcast, with Fred Dreier of VeloNews and Payson McElveen co-hosing this conversation.
    This week we discuss the state of U.S. professional cycling, and explore why an American professional cyclist in 2021 looks and acts very differently than an American pro cyclist from previous generations. Today, pro racers get to create media, race multiple disciplines, and act more like a marketing professional than just a pro athlete. Payson and Fred discuss this topic, and explore the ways in which U.S. pro racing has changed in the last few years.
    Then, Payson and Fred discuss the state of U.S. cycling media. It's an in-depth conversation that you don't want to miss!
    This week's episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.com, which can offer you science-backed recommendations for positive diet and lifestyle changes to improve your performance and help you pursue your favorite activities for life. Right now, get 25 percent off the entire InsideTracker store by going to InsideTracker.com/VeloNews.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    VN Podcast, ep. 266: French police raid; Pogačar on Gianetti; Ineos in disarray; The U.S. pathway to the Tour de France

    VN Podcast, ep. 266: French police raid; Pogačar on Gianetti; Ineos in disarray; The U.S. pathway to the Tour de France

    Our cup overflows with Tour de France stories to discuss today, and on this episode of The VeloNews Podcast we hit as many as we can.
    First up is the French police raid on the Bahrain-Victorious team hotel, and why this raid in Pau has a special tie to cycling history. Then, we break down all the action from the summit finish on stage 18, which saw Tadej Pogačar bang the nail into the coffin of his rivals. Plus, Ineos Grenadiers appears to be in a free fall during this disastrous tour.
    Finally, reporters asked Pogačar about his relationship with team manager Mauro Gianetti, who has previously worked with riders implicated in doping. What does Pogačar's statement tell us about the current generation's ties to cycling's past?
    Then, coach Nate Wilson of EF Education-Nippo joins the podcast to discuss the ever changing pathway for U.S. riders to get to the Tour de France. Wilson has seen multiple riders reach the WorldTour ranks, and the path to the big leagues for U.S. riders is never straightforward.
    All that and more on this episode of The VeloNews Podcast!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    VN Podcast, ep. 265: The Tour de France's battle on the Col du Portet

    VN Podcast, ep. 265: The Tour de France's battle on the Col du Portet

    The Tour de France just had its major Pyrenean battle on the Col du Portet, and on today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast we analyze the big fight between Tadej Pogačar, Jonas Vingegaard, and Richard Carapaz.
    After several days of letting the Tour de France peloton attack freely, UAE-Team Emirates rode a controlling race on stage 17. Why did the squad decide to limit the attacks, and how did this tactic server Pogačar?
    Plus, was there anything that Vingegaard or Carapaz could have done differently to beat the Slovenian superstar?
    Finally, Jonas Vingegaard's accomplishment at this year's Tour de France is bordering on historic. We analyze the Dane's progress at the race.
    This week's episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.com, which can offer you science-backed recommendations for positive diet and lifestyle changes to improve your performance and help you pursue your favorite activities for life. Right now, get 25 percent off the entire InsideTracker store by going to InsideTracker.com/VeloNews.

    • 29 min
    VN Podcast, ep. 263: Should Pogačar release his power data? Brent Bookwalter on the U.S. Tour win drought

    VN Podcast, ep. 263: Should Pogačar release his power data? Brent Bookwalter on the U.S. Tour win drought

    The Tour de France is headed for a Pyrenean showdown, and on today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast, we dig into the biggest storylines for week three.
    Can anyone knock Mark Cavendish out of the green jersey? As it turns out, Michael Matthews and Sonny Colbrelli are nipping at Cavendish's heels, even if neither man has won a stage yet. But does either one have a realistic shot at earning green? We break it down.
    Then, should Tadej Pogačar release his power data from the 2021 Tour de France? Some pundits believe it may alleviate fears that Pogačar is cheating. But other believe it would expose his weaknesses.
    Then, U.S. rider Brent Bookwalter is back on the podcast. Brent discusses the 10-year drought for American victories at the Tour de France, and the factors that contributed to the dry spell. Brent also discusses why young riders like Jonas Vingegaard get opportunities to shine every few years.
    All that and more on today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast.

    • 48 min
    VN Podcast, ep. 262: Sepp Kuss wins, Durango rejoices; Cycling's favorite tax haven

    VN Podcast, ep. 262: Sepp Kuss wins, Durango rejoices; Cycling's favorite tax haven

    Sepp Kuss became the latest American to win a stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, and on today's podcast we explore how the victory impacted people in Kuss' cycling-mad hometown of Durango, Colorado.
    John Livingston covered Sepp Kuss for the Durango Herald for the last five years, and on Sunday, Livingston wrote his final story for the newspaper — a feature story on Kuss's big win. Livingston explains why Kuss is such an important figure in Durango, and why the small town continues to produce world-class cyclists.
    Then, Andrew Hood and James Startt file their dispatch from Andorra, and discuss why so many pro cyclists have moved to the high-altitude destination. Hint: it has more to do with Andorra's tax laws than the awesome training. All that and more on today's episode.

    This week's episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.com, which can offer you science-backed recommendations for positive diet and lifestyle changes to improve your performance and help you pursue your favorite activities for life. Right now, get 25 percent off the entire InsideTracker store by going to InsideTracker.com/VeloNews.

    • 43 min

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