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Freewheeling is a podcast hosted by Abby Mickey that covers all things cycling.

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Freewheeling is a podcast hosted by Abby Mickey that covers all things cycling.

    One of the ladies

    One of the ladies

    This most recent episode includes chats with two different riders, one going into her third year on Canyon-SRAM the other on the verge of discovering what a new team has to offer. Kasia Niewiadoma chats team bonds that grow stronger over the years, the equipment she knows she can rely on and more while Cecille Uttrup Ludwig speaks about the excitement of racing with her new team and new motivation for a new year. Plus, Abby is joined once again by Loren Rowney to discuss what’s in the news.

    • 53 min
    Racing news and Zwift as a development pipeline

    Racing news and Zwift as a development pipeline

    This week's show opens with a news roundup from Abby and Loren, including discussion of Denise Betsema's doping case and the Tour Down Under. 

    Then, we ask past and present Zwift Academy winners about the transition to the pro ranks and the unique development pathway the Academy provides. Abby speaks with Kate Veronneau, who manages the program at Zwift.  

    • 57 min
    Insight into anti-doping

    Insight into anti-doping

    To kick off this week's episode, Abby calls up former pro Loren Rowney to discuss the latest news in women's cycling.

    Then, settle in for an in-depth interview with Paralympian Greta Neimanas, an athlete representative with the World Anti-Doping Agency. The two discuss the anti-doping system, the difficult transition athletes make after they retire from the sport, and more.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Collegiate cycling makes great bike racers

    Collegiate cycling makes great bike racers

    Collegiate cycling is one of the most effective development pipelines for young cycling talent, particularly female talent, in the United States. This week, Abby chats with Katie Hall and Chad Haga, two pros who found their racing legs in the collegiate scene. 

    • 47 min
    Why is gravel growing so much?

    Why is gravel growing so much?

    This week's episode is all about the sport's move onto gravel. Where did it come from? Where is it going? Why does nobody want to race on the road anymore?

    Abby chats with Olivia Dillon, who works at Velocio, Jess Cerra, who runs a gravel camp, and Alison Tetrick, the Queen of Gravel, for insight into the groad phenomenon. 

    • 54 min
    What is RED-S? And why does it matter?

    What is RED-S? And why does it matter?

    This is the first episode of Freewheeling, a new podcast from Abby Mickey and the editors of CyclingTips. 

    This episode tackles important angles on the health and nutrition, of female athletes and delves into RED-S, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports. Abby speaks with Ruth Winder, current US National Road Champion, about her fight to stay healthy in a sport that prizes low weight, and Jackson Long, a nutritionist who specializes in athlete health. 

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

MrBeard260 ,

Midwest wants more Abbey!!

Great podcast that dives deep into all sorts of cycling content that I had no clue I was unaware of! Hope we start getting weekly episodes soon!

EFH62 ,

Great episode on gravel

My husband and I have been contemplating a gravel event for awhile, and this episode of Freewheeling is making me more excited about trying one. Good insight Abby, thank you.

Keylor107 ,

I’m With Abbey

Great start! I’ve enjoyed the first two episodes and look forward to more.

Also, speak your truth about gravel, Abby! Give me pavement!

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