167: The Grandest Tour stage 16: Cappuccino, waffles, jamón
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Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by guest host and former Team Sky and Katusha-Alpecin professional Ian Boswell to discuss today's racing in three countries.

It was a day to celebrate for Slovenia and one to commiserate for Jolien D’Hoore. We start in northern Spain, the Basque Country to be precise, where the Vuelta a España got underway.

Primoz Roglic picked up where he left off in Madrid last year – in the leader's red jersey – after he won the opening stage. It was a brutal start to the Vuelta, with the overall battle already reduced to a dozen or so contenders. We know for certain that former Vuelta winner Chris Froome and French hope Thibaut Pinot are out of the overall picture already.

Then it’s the the Belgian coast for the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne which is, logically enough, a pair of one-day races held on consecutive days now. Today it was the turn of the women and there was a controversial relegation for Jolien D’Hoore, who won the sprint finish only to be relegated for an illegal move in the finish straight. Was it the right decision or was she hard done-by?

Finally, we pick up the Giro d’Italia, which resumed after its rest day with the news of a couple of positive coronavirus tests – one for Fernando Gaviria, a teammate of our diarist Joe Dombrowski. We unpick another Slovenian victory and Ian weighs up the overall hopes of his former teammate Tao Geoghegan Hart.

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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?
Brad and Graham are back and joined by living legend Sean Kelly for the last episode of the Bradley Wiggins Show this year to dissect a season like no other.  The trio deliberate on the truncated racing calendar with Sam Bennett and Tao Geoghegan Hart’s exploits at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia lauded. King Kelly breaks down his nerves as protégé Bennett sealed Champs-Élysées glory.   Primoz Roglic, who saw a maiden Tour de France win agonisingly taken from his grasp by Tadej Pogačar, bounced back to claim a consecutive Vuelta a España to continue an astounding few years.   Elsewhere, Hugh Carthy was the latest breakthrough act in a season of breakthroughs, and Brad calls the Lancashire rider the finished package, who has a genuine chance of winning a Grand Tour. However, will EF Pro Cycling back him?  2012 Tour de France winner Brad expects Team Ineos to bounce back after – despite Giro success – a disappointing season but raises questions over some of the signings the British-based team have made. Chris Froome, who is set to sign with Israel Start-Up Nation for the 2021 season, expects excellence, adds Brad, and his team have made some astute signings to support the seven-times Grand Tour winner as he goes in search of a fifth Tour.  The trio wrap up with their moments of the season and expectations for next year. The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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The Cycling News Podcast
cyclingnews.com
Israel Start-Up Nations transfer plans, Dowsett’s hour, and NTT struggle
In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello we hear from Israel Start-up Nation duo Alex Dowsett and Kjell Carlström. Dowsett talks about the reasons behind his December attempt on the UCI Hour record, while team director Carlström provides an insight into the team’s transfer strategy, Chris Froome’s path back to the top of the sport, and where the team’s strengths lay in 2021. Hosts Ed Pickering and Daniel Benson recap the endings from both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana but also take an in-depth look at what’s gone wrong at NTT Pro Cycling and how difficult the market is for dozens of riders struggling for teams next season. We also discuss Richard Carapaz, and whether the Vuelta runner-up is Ineos’ best hope for Grand Tour success next season. The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews Podcast, click here. Sponsor message Born in the Italian Dolomites, Sportful has been making athletes faster, more efficient and better protected since 1972. Official apparel supplier to Bora-Hansgrohe. The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Peter Sagan is available to purchase by all cyclists. BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigors of pro bike racing. Our versatile Fiandre line uses proprietary technology to keep you dry and comfortable in inclement, variable weather conditions. Sportful leads the market with innovative and technical apparel so you can experience those unforgettable moments, your very best days on a bike. For more details visit sportful.com Follow the ride on instagram @sportful
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Nerd Alert Podcast
Nerd Alert Podcast
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The fifth element - magnesium stages a comeback
We’ve said before that we’re in a “golden age” of chain lube these days, with big advancements in recent months that not only reduce drivetrain friction but dramatically extend the lifespan of your components, too. We discuss the latest releases from CeramicSpeed and Silca — one for wet conditions, the other for dry — and make the argument for why they’re actually better bargains than you might think. We’re also on the cusp of a potentially big revolution in frame materials, with magnesium finally emerging (after multiple attempts in the past) as a truly viable alternative to carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, and steel. James chats with Bruno Maier, the president of “Super Magnesium” maker Allite Inc., to find out exactly why magnesium is so promising, and why this time around might be different than before. James has already reviewed the new Vaast gravel bike if you're interested in reading about that. Finally, we cap off this episode with another round of Ask a Mechanic — albeit, without our resident pro mechanic, Zach Edwards, who we were sadly stuck in a giant vat of tubular glue while we recording. How do you true a wheel without a truing stand? How long will that spare tube last in your saddle pack? Is it safe to use a cheap bearing press? Can you bend a steel frame back into shape after a crash? And why are any of us still taking mechanical advice from Caley? All of these answers and more await within, and maybe next time we’ll actually find that mute button on Caley’s mic.
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