20: Brilliant Bernal is the future but Thomas and Froome will be back
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Brad and Matt Stephens predict further domination for Team Ineos after Egan Bernal confirms his stunning Tour de France victory in Paris. The guys reflect on one of the greatest editions in the history of the race, plus an interview with record-breaking seven-time Green Jersey winner Peter Sagan.


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The Cycling News Podcast
The Cycling News Podcast
cyclingnews.com
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
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The Rouleur Podcast
The Rouleur Podcast
Rouleur Magazine
The Rouleur Longreads Podcast: The Wout Factor from Rouleur 20.7
“The ’cross background puts riders like Wout and Mathieu in an ideal position to fight for the win in the final of a Classic. They’re used to pushing top end power for an hour in a way most riders can’t,” says Merijn. “Explosive power is harder to develop than endurance. It’s also a mental thing: if you’ve learned to push yourself at a young age, it’s something that sticks with you. It’s very hard to pick up later if you haven’t got it.”  Some say cyclo-cross riders also have a better feel for the race. “You learn that riding ’cross – bike handling, positioning, timing,” says Wout. And with the constant micro-adjustments and anticipation, riders get better at gauging their effort, sensing when to push or hold back. “The racing is more instinctive, not just relying on power readings,” he says. One of the added challenges in the winter discipline has been the increasingly technical courses. “It’s great for the spectators, but shifts the racing more towards interval efforts, less steady state,” says Wout. “I’m more of a power rider and this recent development tends to favour lighter, more technical riders like Mathieu.” Of course, Wout has amazing skills, but Mathieu is nimbler. “It means usually having to chase him coming out of the bends.” Having Van der Poel as a rival meant there was never any room for complacency. In interviews, Wout’s trainer Marc Lamberts has said that it led to him forcing Wout’s development harder and earlier than he would if the Dutchman hadn’t been around. Wout would have had more time to grow into the under-23s. They pushed each other and now everyone else is suffering. Fully recovered from his horrific 2019 Tour crash, Wout van Aert is the most exciting bike racer in the world. Domestique, sprinter, climber, time trials, cyclo-cross and Tour de France stage wins - he can do it all 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 ‘The Wout Factor’ by Olivier Nilsson-Julien, from Rouleur 20.7. Download the Rouleur app and use the code WOUTFACTOR to read the whole issue free of charge.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Cyclist Magazine Podcast
Cyclist Magazine Podcast
Dennis Publishing
Episode 13 - The one with England and Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster
In association with Castelli. Ben Foster is an 8-time capped England goalkeeper who has played Premier League football for Manchester United, Birmingham City, West Brom and Watford, where he is still currently club captain. But it turns out he is also a cycling fanatic. That's right, he is one of us! A bonafide leg-shaving, Rapha-wearing, Specialized-riding roadie who loves his cycling so much he even uses oversized Ceramic Speed jockey wheels. So we got Ben on to the Cyclist Magazine Podcast to discuss how road cycling became his passion, balancing the bike and football, which footballer would make the ultimate pro cyclist and why he wants to try the Race Across America when he retires. Ben's new YouTube channel, The Cycling GK, has already launched and you can check that out here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi33DX7KG3M3bI0ipjOP2Eg James got all misty-eyed about gravel biking and the Stayer Groadinger. That's probably because Issue 4 of Cyclist Off-Road just hit the shelves! You can buy your copy from the Cyclist shop here - https://shop.cyclist.co.uk/collections/coffee/products/off-road-issue-4 Joe talks about the Kask Valegro that he really likes. He reviewed this lid a while back and you can read that here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/4736/kask-valegro-helmet-review For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast Subscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
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