19: Bernal on the brink as Ineos reign supreme once again
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Brad and Matt Stephens report from a rain soaked Val Thorens, where Egan Bernal held firm and is set to become the youngest Tour winner for over a century

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The Cycling Podcast
The Cycling Podcast
Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore
167: The Grandest Tour stage 16: Cappuccino, waffles, jamón
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. The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca and Science in Sport. We’ve also agreed a collaboration with Laka – a community of cyclists co-operating to provide insurance cover for their bikes and insurance. Listen to the episode to find out more or go to laka.co.uk (http://laka.co.uk/)
53 min
The Cycling News Podcast
The Cycling News Podcast
Vuelta a Espana favourites, Van der Poel and Van Aert rivalry and Dumoulin interview
In the latest Cyclingnews podcast we cast our eyes over the main contenders at the Vuelta a Espana. The field is stacked with stage racing talent, from Chris Froome to Primoz Roglic, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Carapaz and Dan Martin. We hear from Dumoulin about his own chances, and how he has coped with such a short but intense season. We also look back at the men’s edition of the Tour of Flanders and discuss the rivalry between winner Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert and  how the pair could shape the Classics for years to come. The whirlwind of a season then takes us to Italy, where we hear from Jaoa Almeida and Tao Geoghegan Hart as the final week of action begins at the Giro d’Italia. 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
38 min
The Rouleur Podcast
The Rouleur Podcast
Rouleur Magazine
The Rouleur Longreads Podcast: New Blood from Rouleur 20.4
Doping has sadly become a perennial issue in cycling. Every year there’s a new drug, a new disgrace and a series of articles on websites where we all persuade ourselves that this will be the last time this happens.  Let’s be clear. Cycling is far cleaner than it once was. Despite the non-endemic media’s perception of bike racing as a kind of endurance version of WWE wrestling, the vast majority of riders and racers wouldn’t know where to begin doping. But that doesn’t mean they don’t wonder how it feels. Everybody who has found themselves in the gruppetto all week, only to see the same guys ride away from them three weeks later, has marvelled at how form can change that fast. We’ve all asked ourselves what it is like to not get tired, to always be the hammer and never the nail. Does it feel like every day on the bike is your best day? Or a little bit superhuman? Or like you’ve had too much coffee?  What does doping feel like? After decades of racing in the bunch, a top amateur racer satisfies his curiosity in a clinical trial and discovered that it’s not what you put into your body, but what you get out, that matters. The latest in this series is ‘New Blood’ by James Stout, from Rouleur 20.4. Download the Rouleur app and use the code NEWBLOOD to read the whole issue free of charge. SPONSORED BY LAKA We are delighted to have Laka as a brand partner of the Rouleur Podcast. Laka is a team that looks out of each other. Laka’s collective cover is made for cyclists, for life on and off your bike. Laka has flipped outdated traditional insurance on its head. No more fixed upfront premiums. Instead, your monthly contributions are based on the collectives’ claims that month. Your max monthly price is capped, but the savings are all yours. Plus, 80% of your money goes straight back into the collective: fixing, replacing, helping, whatever. And the other 20% keeps their wheels spinning. It’s as simple as that. And when s*** does hit the fan, Laka’s got your back. Claims are handled by experts and usually agreed within a day. With no depreciation or excess. Laka are so over annual contracts locking you in…with Laka – if you want to leave, you can. Anytime. If you are new to Laka, you can get a £10 credit by signing up today. Just use the discount code: rouleur   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 min
The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
Ep_318 Cool Kids Table
This week we discuss the greatest rivalry of all time and the guy who tried to insert himself in the middle. The crash and the sprint heard round the world plus we pick our cycling cool kids table. Oh and the Giro. This podcast is supported by the generous and amazing donors to the Wide Angle Podium Network. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! SRP listeners can save 20% on their orders with the code SLOWRIDE20 The poddy is also supported by Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Our custom WAP roasts are available now! Proceeds from each sale directly support WAP (and SRP)! It's a win-win! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the BRAND NEW Viewer Mail roast or Cyclocross Friends espresso. Last butt not least; Miracle WAP Chamois Cream! Produced for us by our friends at Buckler Skin Care we've created Miracle WAP, the smoovest thing to hit the cycling scene since our podcast! “The tingle is the miracle”! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We'd appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@Matt46292097) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)
59 min
VeloNews Podcasts
VeloNews Podcasts
VeloNews Podcast, ep. 219: Could Alaphilippe have won Flanders? Sepp Kuss and Brandon McNulty
The busy 2020 WorldTour season continues, and this week we have two grand tours and one monument to discuss! Over the weekend the Tour of Flanders was held on empty cobbled streets in Belgium, and both the men's and women's editions produced plenty of drama and action. The men's race saw newcomer Julian Alaphilippe force the day's decisive move with Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert. The stage was set for a three-man battle to the finish, and then Alaphilippe struck a race motorcycle and crashed. We discuss the crash and its impact on the finale, which saw van der Poel win the sprint by inches. Could Alaphilippe have upset the two cobbled crushers in the final 35km? What impact would he have had in the sprint, or on the ascent of the Paterberg? Our resident Alaphilippe expert, James Startt, provides some expert opinion. In the women's race, Boels-Dolmans used its superior team tactics to set Chantal van der Broek-Blaak up for the win. We wonder what could have happened, however, if Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten would have continued their attack, instead of sitting up with 25km to go. Then, the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España are both going strong, and we break down the action from both races. What do we make of Chris Froome's dismal performance on the opening day of the Vuelta? And, is Wilco Kelderman really the favorite to win the Giro now? Finally, we have interviews with American stars at the grand tours. First up is Sepp Kuss, who is leading Jumbo-Visma's domestique ranks at the Vuelta. Sepp discusses the Tour de France finale as well as his Vuelta ambitions with us. Then, we hear from Brandon McNulty, who is racing for GC at the Giro d'Italia. Brandon just scored a third place finish in the Giro's long ITT — an amazing result for a grand tour debutant. Today's episode is brought to you by flobikes.com, your home for live streaming action of the Giro d'Italia for U.S. and Canadian viewers. Flobikes.com is also broadcasting the Vuelta a España in Canada. To sign up, go to www.flobikes.com/velonews.
1 hr 4 min
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