Almeida hasn’t won the Giro yet | Knox and Tao are doing British cycling proud
14 min

Bradley Wiggins is joined by Eurosport and GCN’s Dan Lloyd to discuss Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia and a surprise win by Diego Ulissi.

The boys discuss Peter Sagan’s impressive ride that almost saw him catch the lead group, and laud the performances of Tao Geoghegan Hart and James Knox.

Brad also suggests that the general classification is far from over, despite Joao Almeida’s lead, and backs Jacob Fuglsang to do something special in the final week.

Plus, EF Pro Cycling's petition to bring the race to an early halt due to the coronavirus pandemic has failed to get full support of the other teams. Brad and Dan pontificate on why that is.

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The Cycling News Podcast
The Cycling News Podcast
Valgren interview and report cards for NTT and EF Pro Cycling
In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello, we speak to Michael Valgren about his 2020 season, his time at NTT Pro Cycling and his move to EF Pro Cycling ahead of next year’s campaign.   The Danish rider spent two years on the African team and never quite managed to replicate the 2018 form that saw him win Amstel Gold Race but he talks about his motivation, why things didn’t work out and how he will fit into EF Pro Cycling’s roster. As well as hearing from Valgren, we also start our yearly report card analysis of the WorldTour teams and as Valgren features – and because there’s no real method – we start by taking a look at both NTT and EF.   NTT actually started the season incredibly well. They came into 2020 with arguably one of the weakest rosters of the WorldTour teams but they won six races by the time Paris-Nice concluded. They dominated a number of online races during lockdown but once racing resumed they struggled. Giacomo Nizzolo won the European Championships and Ben O’Connor took a fine stage in the Giro d’Italia but there was very little for them to celebrate.   They ended the year with eight wins but the season was really dominated by sponsorship issues and once more the underperformance of several key riders. Sponsorship issues created uncertainty and tension between the management before Assos stepped in to help the team going forward. We analyze the season for NTT, before Procycling’s editor Edward Picking – a former teacher no less – provides the team with a report card grade.   Then we head to EF, and the American team that went from 17 wins in 2019 to 17 wins this year. There was no Monument win this time around but the team were aggressive in every format of racing – they won stages in all three Grand Tours and finished on the podium in the Vuelta a España. They also won the Critérium du Dauphiné with one of the best days of racing we saw all year, and even if you strip out the wins they took outside of the WorldTour – for example, the wins in Colombia – they were impressive. Our presenters look back on the year for the team before Mr Pickering provides his end of season grade.   The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello.    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 Follow the ride on instagram @sportful
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VeloNews Podcasts
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PYSO, ep. 80: Fabian Cancellara on a champion's mentality and the work that goes into it
In this episode of Put Your Socks On, the legendary Fabian Cancellara weighs on on the socks. "Socks — they need to be short," says the four-time world time trial champion. "Rapha always comes up and says the socks need to be high. No! That look is not stylish. That look it's just a no-go. So I want to have my socks short. And then it's stylish." The two-time Olympic time trial champion also points out that high socks are now aero equipment. "They think socks can give an advantage of one to five watts," he says. "There is a lot of discussion, but you know what is good? I'm out of the game. I just don't want the tan lines for when I am at the beach." Cancellara chats with Bobby Julich and Gus Morton about his long and storied career, which included three wins at both Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. The Swiss racer also holds the record for most days in the Tour de France yellow jersey — 29 — for a rider who never won the overall. Cancellara wrapped up his career in high style right after the 2016 Olympic Games — "a better ending of a career was not possible" - but he says that his Flanders win in 2013 sticks out as a career highlight because of how hard he had to fight back after a challenging 2012. hard 2012. "2006 to ’16, I had a lot of success, but also a lot of hard times," he says, from crashes to cheating allegations. "I mean, in three weeks I gained 10 kilos. Ten days after the Olympics, I went from hero to zero. I had to learn to grow a thick skin." "To be in the spotlight, it's not easy. But if you want to win bike races, it's part of the game that when the spotlight comes you need to adapt to it and you need to be able to handle it," he says. "I worked with a life coach. I didn't only work on cycling skills, I worked on my own to have this responsibility in my daily life."
1 hr 24 min
Inside Running Podcast
Inside Running Podcast
TMYT Network
161: Richard Welsh - Launceston Running Festival Preview
Brad comes up out on top at Gungahlin parkrun and leads De Agony of De FeetJulian reveals his hill running credentials on the hilly tempo loop out at Aireys Inlet.Brady hits a speed hump pacing Archie and makes progress with his hamstrings.Richard Welsh joins the boys to preview the fields ahead of the Launceston Running Festival’s 10K and Half Marathon, as well as some talk behind the scenes about organising the event and the viability of hosting an Australian marathon championship in Tasmania and reveals a world record attempt.Official Launceston Running Festival Press Release NASS Funding allocation announced for 2021, prompting discussion among Australia’s elite about whether they receive an appropriate level of support.Athletics Australia Press Release NASS Policy Outline Dion Finocchiaro is the new 50km National Record Holder, running 2:50:47 at Box Hill’s Hagenauer Reserve. The attempt featured previous IRP guest Dane Verwey who finished second while under the previous record held by Mark Tucker, as well as John Dutton who ran 2:54:29 and Craig Appleby. Airtel Delhi Half Marathon features some fast Ethiopians and an Indian National Record. Lets Run Report Listener Question asks how to go about hydration and support in a marathon time trial while Moose wonders what constitutes an athletics club from state to state and the boys end the episode with banter over what Moose’s next big purchase should be. Patreon Link: Opening and Closing Music is Undercover of my Skin by Benny Walker. For shoes or running apparel contact Julian at: Join the conversation at: To donate and show your support for the show:
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