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VN Podcast, ep 247: Joe Dombrowski's historic Giro win; Larry Warbasse answers your questions
The 2021 Giro d'Italia has begun, and we already have plenty of storylines to discuss.
James Startt gives us a taste of what it's like to attend this year's race, from the security measures and the mood of the riders, to the size of crowds along the road.
American Joe Dombrowski became just the 10th American to win a stage of the Giro on Tuesday, and we break down his historic victory, and analyze the significance of the win for Dombrowski's career.
The GC picture is beginning to take shape after the stage 4 suffer fest in the rain, and we analyze how Egan Bernal, Remco Evenepoel and the other stars look on the road.
Then, American Larry Warbasse joints the podcast from inside the Giro d'Italia to field your questions about this year's race. Got a question for Larry? Email it to us at email@example.com!
VN Podcast, ep 246: 15 storylines for the Giro d'Italia
It's time for the Giro d'Italia, and we have your complete audio guide for following the 2021 race. On this week's podcast we present our top-15 storylines to follow during the 2021 Giro, from Remco Evenepoel's comeback, to Peter Sagan's sprinting legs, to the likelihood of bad weather, shortened stages, or even a rider protest.
Fred Dreier, Jim Cotton, and Andrew Hood each come into this week's podcast with their top-5 storylines to follow, and they hash out each story on today's pod.
You can follow along with the Giro d'Italia at VeloNews.com with in-depth analysis, on-the-ground reporting, and gear and tech stories all month.
VN Podcast, ep 245: Inside Liège with Mike Woods: Annemiek van Vleuten: Spring classics winners
We have a packed episode of The VeloNews Podcast this week, featuring interviews with Mike Woods and Annemiek van Vleuten, plus our analysis of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and our final takes on the 2021 classics season.
Who won the Spring classics? It's the question of the week now that Liège-Bastogne-Liège has concluded. Wout van Aert, Marianne Vos, Annemiek van Vleuten, and the entire Deceuninck-Quick-Step squads can all claim victory this year. In truth, no one team or rider dominated classics season in 2021, bucking the trend that we've seen in past years, when Peter Sagan, Philippe Gilbert, and Quick-Step all crushed.
Why were the classics so evenly fought? We discuss this topic on today's podcast.
Then, Mike Woods joins the show to take us inside his Ardennes campaign, with detailed insight into Liège-Bastogne-Liège, as well as the slog up the Mur d Huy at Fleche Wallonne.
What's it like to be in the front group up the Mur de Huy? Woods gives us a detailed explanation of that final surge up the iconic climb.
Then, Annemiek van Vleuten joins the show to discuss her first few months at Team Movistar, and how her transfer to the Spanish team has created additional parity in the Women's WorldTour.
All that and more on this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast!
VeloNews Podcast, ep. 244: Amstel Gold Race takes; Trek's cobbles master; Ruth Winder interview
The spring classics are speeding toward their conclusion, and on this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast we take a deep dive into the action and dynamics shaping the big one-day races.
First up, we break down Amstel Gold Race, and the two thrilling finales we saw this past weekend. Wout van Aert and Marianne Vos brought Jumbo-Visma two big wins, and both wins came by the thinnest of margins. Did Ineos-Grenadiers play its cards wrong in the men's race, and what do we make of the cat-and-mouse games between Kasia Niewiadoma and Elisa Longo Borghini?
Then, U.S. rider Kiel Reijnen takes us inside Trek-Segafredo's pre-race planning for the classics by interviewing team staffer Luc Meersman. Meersman maps out all of the cobbled classics races, drives the routes, and then presents the courses to the team in the lead-up to each race.
Finally, U.S. champion Ruth Winder joins the podcast to take us inside her thrilling victory at De Brabantse Pijl. The win could have major implications on Winder's Olympics ambitions.
All that and more on this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast!
VeloNews Podcast, ep. 243: Primož Roglič's Basque Country masterpiece; Mike Creed on U.S. racing
Primož Roglič scored a masterful victory at Spain's Itzulia Basque Country race this past week, taking the overall win on the final stage after embarking on a daylong breakaway.
On this episode of The VeloNews Podcast we analyze Roglič's impressive win at a WorldTour race that is often overshadowed by the cobbled classics. Jumbo-Visma often win by seizing an early lead and then snuffing the life out of its rivals. But last week the Dutch team ceded the lead to Brandon McNulty of UAE-Team Emirates and then employed a strategy of aggression, attacking relentlessly on the final stage until McNulty cracked and his teammate, Tadej Pogačar, was forced to wait. What implications does this win have for the Tour? We break it down.
Then, Mark Cavendish is back to his winning ways at the Tour of Turkey, and the British star has now won multiple stages at the race. What does this mean for Cavendish's career and his chances of racing the Tour de France?
Finally, Mike Creed of Aevolo Cycling joins the podcast to discuss the state of the U.S. professional domestic racing scene. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped the domestic racing scene in its tracks in 2020, and racing has yet to start again. For Creed and Aevolo cycling, the only opportunity to race is overseas, so Creed too his team to Greece to race the Tour of Rhodes.
Don't forget, Amstel Gold Race is this weekend, and you can watch all of the spring classics streaming live and on demand at Flobikes.com. Go to Flobikes.com/VeloNews to sign up for your subscription today!
VeloNews Podcast, ep. 242: Our hottest Tour of Flanders takes; Leah Thomas interview
On this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast we analyze every inch of Sunday's Tour of Flanders. Plus, American rider Leah Thomas of Team Movistar takes us inside Annemiek van Vleuten's thrilling victory in the women's race.
Contributor James Startt was at the Tour of Flanders this year, and Startt gives us a detailed report on what the race was like without fans. Plus, Startt got a first-hand view of Mathieu van der Poel battling Kasper Asgreen and Wout van Aert.
All that and more on this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast.
Fast Talk is awesome
Both the hosts do a great job of being scientific -- paying attention to distinctions in how strong the evidence is for a particular proposition. The "table of contents" of what the show will cover at the beginning is also wonderful. Great content and production value.
Stop repeating episodes
If you create sub-channels stop displaying them on the main channel, it has been some time now since you created PYSO channel, why are you guys still putting it in this channel too? It’s annoying to every time listening the same episode back to back, apart from that, awesome content.
Fast Talk ep 79
I really enjoyed this episode and the discussion about the strategic use of energy during a bike race. Colby’s insight is always particularly compelling. One nice addition would be to have an experienced female racer on the show as well to offer thoughts on how these tactics may or may not be applicable in the women’s peloton where field size is typically smaller, races are shorter, and team representation is sometimes not quite as substantial.