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Cycling writer Spencer Martin breaks down the why and how of the professional cycling race. Subscribe to learn what happened, how it happened, and why it happened in an attempt to glean a deeper understanding of the sport.

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    • 4.7 • 45 Ratings

Cycling writer Spencer Martin breaks down the why and how of the professional cycling race. Subscribe to learn what happened, how it happened, and why it happened in an attempt to glean a deeper understanding of the sport.

    Major Off-Season Topic Round-Up & Wout van Aert’s ’Cross Dominance w/Andrew Vontz

    Major Off-Season Topic Round-Up & Wout van Aert’s ’Cross Dominance w/Andrew Vontz

    Spencer Martin of the Beyond the Peloton Newsletter & Andrew Vontz of the Choose the Hard Way Podcast rifle through a few off-season topics, like the rise of Jumb-Visma and decline of Ineos (including the continued fall of their disgraced former team Doctor Richard Freeman) and Wout van Aert's domination over the rest of the Big 3 so far this Cyclocross season, as the 2023 WorldTour road racing kicks off at the Tour Down Under. 
    Please remember that any discussion of potential doping infractions is based on pure speculation and assumption.
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    Hit up Andrew (@vontz) & Spencer (@btpcycling) on Twitter with your questions, opinions, and anything else cycling related

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Going Through the Big Questions of the 2023 Pro Cycling Season w/Lanterne Rouge

    Going Through the Big Questions of the 2023 Pro Cycling Season w/Lanterne Rouge

    Spencer Martin of the Beyond the Peloton Newsletter & Andrew Vontz of the Choose the Hard Way Podcast sit down with Patrick Broe, founder of the Lanterne Rouge cycling media network to talk about the major looming questions and storylines for the upcoming 2023 season, along with touching on high performance, team dynamics, and race strategy inside the professional peloton.
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    Hit up Andrew (@vontz) & Spencer (@btpcycling) on Twitter with your questions, opinions, and anything else cycling related

    • 1 hr 48 min
    CX Season Catch-Up & Mark Cavendish Speculation w/Andrew Vontz

    CX Season Catch-Up & Mark Cavendish Speculation w/Andrew Vontz

    Spencer Martin of Beyond the Peloton & Andrew Vontz of the Choose the Hard Way Podcast are back from a COVID-induced break to catch up on the Cyclocross season, which is quickly heating up with superstars like Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel, and Tom Pidcock kicking off their campaigns, before breaking down which team Mark Cavendish could end up on for the 2023 season.
    Get in-depth race breakdowns with the BTP newsletter
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    Hit up Andrew (@vontz) & Spencer (@btpcycling) on Twitter with your questions, opinions, and anything else cycling related

    • 53 min
    Scott McGill on his breakout ride at the RR World Championships & where he goes from here

    Scott McGill on his breakout ride at the RR World Championships & where he goes from here

    Spencer Martin of Beyond the Peloton & Andrew Vontz of the Choose the Hard Way Podcast chat with Scott McGill about his incredible 2022 season, culminating in making the breakaway at the 2022 World Road Race Championships, along with his plans to step up to a full European calendar with the Human Powered Health team in 2023.
    Get in-depth race breakdowns with the BTP newsletter
    Listen to Andrew's Choose the Hard Way Podcast
    Hit up Andrew (@vontz) & Spencer (@btpcycling) on Twitter with your questions, opinions, and anything else cycling related

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2023 Tour de France Route Breakdown & Off-Season Chatter w/Andrew Vontz

    2023 Tour de France Route Breakdown & Off-Season Chatter w/Andrew Vontz

    Spencer Martin of Beyond the Peloton & Andrew Vontz of the Choose the Hard Way Podcast discuss the news that UAE signed Jay Vine for the upcoming season before taking a look at the 2023 Tour de France route and breaking down why they think the course favors and what major stars will be present.
    2023 Tour de France Route Breakdown
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    Hit up Andrew (@vontz) & Spencer (@btpcycling) on Twitter with your questions, opinions, and anything else cycling related

    • 45 min
    The Fight for the Spirit of Gravel w/Andrew Vontz

    The Fight for the Spirit of Gravel w/Andrew Vontz

    Spencer Martin of Beyond the Peloton & Andrew Vontz of the Choose the Hard Way Podcast discuss what the future holds for gravel cycling as it gets more and more popular before debating if there is a viable business future for North American professional road racing.
    Read Andrew's recent essay on the 'spirit of gravel'
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    Hit up Andrew (@vontz) & Spencer (@btpcycling) on Twitter with your questions, opinions, and anything else cycling related

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Mustachestaff ,

Informative cycling stuff!

And I appreciate they’re not too afraid to broach the doping topic.

yoga.aha ,

Ain’t nothing wrong w/ a protest at a bike race

Climate change is a little more important than the Tour de France, don’t go all Wiggo and deny it.

If I bought a gun for someone that they then used to murder an innocent young person, due to my involvement with them: I would seriously consider offing myself. This makes me question the entire morality of the cycling world, is it that cut throat?

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Really enjoyable podcast

Great conversation between two smart guys. They don’t seem jaded / bored like some of the other cycling podcast hosts. Instead of talking exclusively about the local grapes on the TdF, they focus on the races, teams and racers. I’ve listened to a lot of Tour focused podcasts, and this is my favorite.

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