La Vuelta 2020: Rest-Day Recap with Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana)
21 min

Our now traditional Grand Tour rest day interview, today with Aleksandr Vlasov, the young climbing sensation riding for Astana. Not just a talent any more, but a man delivering results, Vlasov has won big races this year ahead of big names, such as the Mont Ventoux challenge and the Giro dell'Emilia. We check in with him regarding his ambitions for the Vuelta and his year so far.


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The Cycling News Podcast
The Cycling News Podcast
cyclingnews.com
Valgren interview and report cards for NTT and EF Pro Cycling
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The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport
Eurosport
2020 – A year like no other | Hugh Carthy the complete package but will EF back him for GC in 2021?
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Fast Talk
Fast Talk Labs
FT139: A New Coaching Model: Creating Better Athletes Through Our Virtual Performance Center
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The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
WideAnglePodiumNetwork
Ep_323_The Notebook
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VeloNews Podcasts
VeloNews
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