Tao seals stunning Giro win - and Brad speaks exclusively to Britain's new superstar
42 min

Sunday witnessed another remarkable moment in the history of British cycling as Tao Geoghegan Hart won the Giro d'Italia for Ineos Grenadiers, seeing off Jai Hindley in the final time trial in Milan after going into Stage 21 level on time.


Tao becomes the fifth Brit to win a Grand Tour, a run started by Brad and carried on by Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Simon Yates. We hear the interview Tao conducted with Brad during The Breakaway after his stunning victory on the streets of Milan.


Brad and Graham reflect on a wonderful achievement for the Londoner, the relationship he has with Brad and the qualities which make him so special.


Ineos Grenadiers managed to bag GC as well as seven stages despite losing G early on in the race, with Filippo Ganna picking up the final stage to round off a stunning Grand Tour. But special praise is reserved for Rohan Dennis too after his herculean efforts to bring Tao to the title.


We look back on a quite unforgettable Giro - but let's not forget another big British talent, Hugh Carthy, who is now second on GC in the Vuelta...


We are back next weekend for the latest on the Spanish Grand Tour.


The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.



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The Cycling Podcast
The Cycling Podcast
Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore
195: Explore | Escape From Lockdown
Explore returns with Escape From Lockdown, an episode celebrating the simple joy of riding a bike. The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to explore the world on two wheels. Most of the world has experienced lockdown or travel restrictions of some sort and we've all been tethered to home more than usual. For this episode, four riders took advantage of loosening restrictions to go cycling and they ended up enjoying four very different adventures. The result is an hour or so of pure escapism. We'll travel from coast to coast in northern England with Felicity Cloake, join Richard Moore as he tackles his first 100-mile ride in years, go bikepacking and outdoor camping with Ian Boswell and his wife Gretchen, and scale the 1,909m ascent of Mont Ventoux with Hannah Troop and her friend Ollie. Explore by The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca (https://www.iwoca.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=1905711499&ad_group=72226008204&target_id=kwd-42576349472&creative=380202581659&match_type=e&device=c&ad_position=&network=g&feed_item_id=&device_b=desktop&network_b=search&interest_location=&click_location=9046030&keyword=iwoca&device_model=&placement=&placement_cat=&gclid=CjwKCAiA7939BRBMEiwA-hX5J7G2ra602YMYZqDwtZhcDbU9KrM5UHMZkx5My5P7fzatR-dPvNU_-BoCyFEQAvD_BwE) and Science in Sport (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) . HANNAH TROOP'S VOYAGE TO VENTOUX Where was your ride? Montpellier train station to the top of Mont Ventoux and back again... more or less How long was it? Day one: 160km Day two: 70km Day three: 93km When was it? October 8-10 Who were you riding with? My friend Ollie What bike were you riding? My Cannondale Evo What was the terrain like? Mainly road but Komoot took us over some amazing gravel too What are you most glad you took with you? Hannah: A pair of Vibram-soled trainers that could be rolled up easily, and so fit into my handlebar bag without taking up too much room. Also the Rapha Explore down jacket, which packs down into a small bag so doesn't take up a lot of room, but it's so nice to have warm and comfy clothing to change into at the end of a long day on the bike Ollie: Backpack Hannah: I will not accept this answer, I said to Ollie that if he ever came cycling with me again while wearing that backpack, I'd take it off him and burn it. This was explained to him about 155km into the first day of riding, while I was carrying it up a 3km climb that was ramping up to 12%! What do you wish you'd not left behind? Hannah: The outbound route for my Garmin...LOL! And the Garmin mount for the other bike. If there's more than one of you it's great if you can both see the route. It's a huge help having someone else share the navigation. It just lessens the load on your brain once you become fatigued, and it's always good to have two pairs of eyes checking that you're heading in the right direction Ollie: Chamois cream Hannah: Can I add another question? What do you wish you'd left behind? Ollie's 8kg rucksack. Frame bags are definitely the way to go. Cycling with that much weight on your back just makes things so much more hard work. It also means you get a lot more saddlesore. Highlight? Hannah: Has to be ascending Mont Ventoux and reaching the top of a mountain that has so much cycling history encapsulated within its slopes. Taking it all in, while having two hours of being inside your mind and body, experiencing your body go through moments of feeling strong and then moments of struggle. It's a wonderful moment that holds many parallels to life, especially after this year. It was a lovely, albeit hard, moment for reflection Ollie: Descending Mont Ventoux with my partner in crime Lowlight? Hannah: Spectacularly bonking on the third day, while carrying Ollie's 8kg rucksack... Ollie: The nappy rash Hannah and Ollie stayed at La Ferme des Belugues (https://www.lafermedesbelugues.com/) courtesy of Friends of the Podcast Karen and Spencer Martin. RICHARD MOORE'S RIDE PICARDIE Where was your ride? The ride was to Contalmaison from Croissy-sur-Celle via Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, Montdidier and Albert How long was it? 167.96km When was it? August 15 Who were you riding with? It was a solo ride What bike were you riding? Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc 8.0 Pro What was the terrain like? Rolling terrain. No serious climbs but 1,452m elevation What are you most glad you took with you? A face mask What do you wish you'd left behind? About 5kg* of blubber Highlight? Welcome party and picnic in Contalmaison Lowlight? Within five minutes of setting off after lunch a wasp flew into my helmet and stung my head *conservative estimate Sponsor Richard's ride for Pancreatic Cancer UK. (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=RichardMoore1&pageUrl=2) IAN BOSWELL'S BIKEPACKING AND CAMPING Where was your ride? We started at our house in Peacham, Vermont, and stayed the night at Ricker Pond in Groton State forest. How long was it? Only 40 miles, 20 each way When was it? Mid-July Who were you riding with? My wife, Gretchen What bike were you riding? I was on my Specialized Diverge gravel bike, Gretchen was on the Creo e-bike from Specialized What are you most glad you took with you? The s'mores! What do you wish you'd not left behind? I could have used a sleeping bag and sleeping pad. We shared one sleeping pad and I slept using a quick dry towel as my blanket FELICITY CLOAKE'S WAY OF THE ROSES Where was your ride? The Way of the Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington How long was it? Day 1 (Thursday afternoon): 63.6km (Lancaster-Morecambe-Settle) Day 2 (Friday): 72.4km (Settle-Ripon) Day 3 (Saturday): 83.7km (Ripon-Pocklington) Day 4 (Sunday morning): 73.8km (Pocklington-Bridlington) When was it? Early October Who were you riding with? My friend, (annoyingly fit Strava addict) Gemma What bike were you riding? A Condor Fratello by the name of Eddy What was the terrain like? In general, undulating terrain – day two across the Dales was relentlessly hilly, while day three near York was very flat. Some “fun” cross country stuff through muddy fields en route, but mostly on road What are you most glad you took with you? Wet wipes – it was ridiculously wet and muddy on day three and we had to clean ourselves down next to York minster before we could even contemplate going inside for lunch  What do you wish you'd not left behind? While I didn’t use my new winter tights (legs dry quicker than Lycra) I do regret not getting waterproof shoe covers. My feet were VERY soggy for three days straight Highlight? Swooping majestically through the Fountains Abbey estate on the way into Ripon after a hard day in the Dales. Or possibly a large fish and chips in Bridlington Lowlight? Arriving at the B&B just outside Pocklington in the dark absolutely soaked through to find nowhere to dry our stuff and nowhere nearby to eat. Pretty dispiriting getting back into the soggy gear and on to the bikes in the storm
1 hr 33 min
The Cycling News Podcast
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
1 hr 2 min
The Rouleur Podcast
The Rouleur Podcast
Rouleur Magazine
The Rouleur Longreads Podcast: Campagnolo's Mister Ghibli
Tucked away in a warren of testing cubicles and curious contraptions, we find Franco Rigolon hard at work. His job involves making just one thing, and it’s not something he can make very quickly. Franco is a wheel-builder, the sole person in charge — the only one with the know-how — of one of the company’s most enduring products: the Ghibli wheel. After Valentino Campagnolo took over following the death of his father in 1983, the Ghibli was one of his first great successes. In a time where almost every wheel was made the same way it had been since before the company’s beginning, Campagnolo put a team of engineers to work on coming up with some new ideas. From there came the concept of using fibres rather than spokes to create the tension and maintain structure. This was lighter, stronger, resistant to temperature changes and allowed more aerodynamic shapes. It was, to use an old cliché, a game changer. From Miguel Indurain’s hour record to Alex Zanardi’s Paralympic gold, the Campagnolo Ghibli has been a winning set of wheels. Meet the man who makes these labour intensive works of art. The Rouleur Longreads Podcast brings you selected long form articles from the magazine, especially recorded for Rouleur. Don’t stop what you’re doing – do it while listening to the world’s best cycling writing. The latest in this series is ‘Mister Ghibli’ by Colin O'Brien, from Rouleur 50, read by George Oliver.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 min
Put Your Socks On | PYSO
Put Your Socks On | PYSO
VeloNews
PYSO, ep. 79: Skylar Schneider on pivoting from Boels-Dolmans to L39ION of Los Angeles
Skylar Schneider started riding bikes at age 4, and by age 18 she moved to Holland to race professionally. Now with three years at the powerhouse squad Boels-Dolmans under her belt, the American is returning to race domestically for 2021 with L39GION of Los Angeles, the expanding team run by Justin and Cory Williams. On this episode of Put Your Socks On, Schneider talks about learning her way in Holland as a teenager with the help of other racers — she now has Dutch residency — and how the opportunity with L39GION of LA came about. "I've admired what Justin and Cory are doing with Legion for a while," she said. "And this summer, Justin and I just got on the phone, and he had some good advice. At that time, Legion didn't really have a women's program. So he really liked the idea. And then we put together a budget. And from there, it moved pretty quickly. And I'm really excited about this opportunity to have a new adventure, but also come back to the U.S." In addition to her own racing, Schneider said L39ION represents a broader opportunity in the sport for others. "With 39ION, there was this new opportunity to do something really special within the sport. Their mission is to increase diversity and inclusivity. There's plenty of little girls that need a role model as well," she said. "Right now it's really small and just kind of starting, but I think it can grow into something really big. And that's ultimately why I was really excited to join." At the junior world championships in 2016, Schneider took silver in the road race and fourth in the time trial. Looking ahead, a win at the world championships remains a goal.
27 min
Nerd Alert Podcast
Nerd Alert Podcast
CyclingTips
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.
1 hr 18 min
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