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The Outer Line Podcast host Steve Brunner sits down with legends of the sport to discuss their past, present, and future in the sport.

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The Outer Line Podcast host Steve Brunner sits down with legends of the sport to discuss their past, present, and future in the sport.

    Ep. 8 - Fred Rodriguez

    Ep. 8 - Fred Rodriguez

    In Episode 8 of our ongoing “Retrospectives” podcast, Steve Brunner talks with long-time American racer, Fred Rodriguez. The U.S. has not produced a slew of top sprinters at the world-class level in road cycling, but, “Fast Freddie Rodriguez” was one of a handful. Tactically sound, Rodriguez had a lengthy and prolific career, winning stages of elite races Giro d’Italia, Tour de Suisse, 4 Days of Dunkirk, and Tour de Georgia. Known as a top lead-out man for a number of years, he was also a good one-day specialist with podium finishes in Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem, and San Francisco Grand Prix. He may be most notable for his record four U.S. Pro National Championships, the last being in 2013, at age 39.

    • 42 min
    Ep.7 - Christian Vande Velde

    Ep.7 - Christian Vande Velde

    Cycling has always been a part of Christian Vande Velde's life. From current color commentary on NBC's broadcast of top professional race to his storied career which crested with 4th place in the 2008 Tour de France to his swan song as race champion of the USA Pro Challenge (aka Tour of Colorado) in 2013. Brought up in a household of cyclists, led by his father John, a two-time Olympian, Christian talks about his lineage, fighting through a rash of crash-related injuries at inopportune times to life inside the commentary booth and his unique relationship with former colleague Paul Sherwen. For both the hardcore fan or the novice, Vande Velde (aka "CVV") tells plenty of engaging and earnest stories from his life on and off the bike.

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    • 43 min
    The Outer Line: Ep.6 - Tom Danielson "Perspectives on Pro Cycling"

    The Outer Line: Ep.6 - Tom Danielson "Perspectives on Pro Cycling"

    Ushered out of the sport of professional cycling after a disputed positive test in 2015, one of his era's biggest personalities and best climbers, takes his first deep dive into a reflection on his career and how he's morphed into a phoenix of sorts to rise above to become entrepreneur, businessman, coach, and father. Danielson's affable and candid nature reveals perspective on both foibles and successes while looking forward not backwards.

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    • 45 min
    Ep.5 - Phil Liggett Part2

    Ep.5 - Phil Liggett Part2

    In Part 2 of the The Outer Line: "Perspectives on Pro Cycling", Phil Liggett provides insight to some of the top Tour de France champions, talks about his life in Africa and animal conservation, his early days in the hotbed of British culture in the 1960s in Liverpool, and life inside the commentary box with former partner Paul Sherwen. 
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    • 41 min
    Ep.4 - Phil Liggett Part 1

    Ep.4 - Phil Liggett Part 1

    Phil Liggett is the Voice of Cycling and known to American audiences for generations for Tour de France commentary every July. In the first of this two-part series of The Outer Line: "Perspectives on Pro Cycling", host Steve Brunner talks to Liggett about life in and out of cycling, including his unintended start in broadcasting to his long-time friendship with colleague Paul Sherwen to his early days of racing and directing Britain's Milk Race. As always, Liggett is chock-full of good tales.

    • 44 min
    Ep.3 Alex Stieda

    Ep.3 Alex Stieda

    Canadian cycling legend Alex Stieda joins host Steve Brunner on Episode 3 of The Outer Line's "Pro Cycling Perspectives".
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

GoPack19 ,

Interesting Conversation

I enjoyed listening to the conversation with Kevin Livingston. Always interesting to get the inside scoop from former pro athletes and hear what they are up to these days.

AVFD26 ,

Absorbing interviews

This is a great podcast. What I really like is the athletes get to talk and not be interrupted. It was so nice to hear Phil talk about his journey. He must have talked for forty minutes. Can’t wait until part 2 of the interview.

Dman610 ,

Great stuff

As a life long cyclist and fan, it’s always exciting to gain insight and stories from some of the greats of cycling. Great stuff!

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