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CyclingTips is an Australian-based podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.

CyclingTips is an Australian-based podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.
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CyclingTips is an Australian-based podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.

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@CyclingTips

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English

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Episodes

Roadside repairs and the secret to Amstel Gold

4/18/2018
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There are tools and skills you need to bring on every ride — what are they? This week's Nerd Alert tackles roadside and trailside repairs. But first, Amstel Gold was won by Michael Valgren in exactly the same way that he won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. What's his secret? Is the new Amstel finish better than the old one? Time for some debate.

Duration:01:17:45

We have Roubaix fever and there is no cure

4/10/2018
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Paris-Roubaix did not disappoint. This year's edition was chaotic, beautiful, and terrifyingly difficult. As it always is. We break down Peter Sagan's win, the mistakes QuickStep made, and chat with Niki Terpstra and Taylor Phinney on the velodrome's infield. This week's Nerd Alert focuses on Sagan's unique bike, his crazy mid-race stem adjustment, and the special models pros get to use.

Duration:00:41:40

Who will win Paris-Roubaix?

4/7/2018
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On the eve of cycling's hardest one-day race, Caley Fretz and Neal Rogers discuss a muddy recon day, breaking QuickStep's dominance, Peter Sagan's chances, who might go home with the cobblestone trophy.

Duration:00:16:49

In a Tesla at the Tour of Flanders

4/3/2018
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This week we're coming to you from the fields of Flanders, just hours after the Ronde. Caley Fretz and Dave Everett chat about the race, marvel at Belgian bike culture, lament bikes lost in canals, and dream of hearty stew. Plus, Caley has a dispatch from his ride in one of EF's Tesla team cars during the race, Koen De Kort talks about recon rides, and — Nerd Alert — Trek-Segafredo's technical director Matt Shriver talks about bike setup for Flanders and Roubaix.

Duration:00:23:20

Flanders and frame compliance

3/28/2018
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As tires get bigger and pressures decrease, is frame compliance really all that important anymore? Doesn't comfort just come from your tires? James Huang sets out to answer that question in this week's Nerd Alert. But first, it's Flanders week. Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem are in the rearview mirror, and De Ronde looms. Who's looking good? Who isn't? Can anyone beat back the strongest QuickStep team we've seen in years? It's not all cobbles, though. The Volta a Catalunya saw a battle of...

Duration:01:15:01

The danger of driverless cars and the beauty of Milan-San Remo

3/20/2018
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A driverless car hit and killed a woman walking her bike across a road in Tempe, Arizona last weekend. The incident is a reminder that autonomous vehicle technology is still in its development phase, and reopened questions as to whether such vehicles are truly ready for public roads. We chat with advocate and journalist Peter Flax about the coming wave of autonomous vehicles. But first, Milan-San Remo! The first monument of the year was last Sunday, and Neal and Caley break down the...

Duration:01:05:46

Cold weather clothing, SRAM's e-Eagle, and a racing roundup

3/14/2018
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Winter turns to spring, summer turns to fall, and cyclists the world over have to figure out how to dress for the transition. This week's Nerd Alert picks the best clothing for the often cold, variable weather of shoulder seasons. Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico are now behind us, and Milano-Sanremo is just ahead. What can the first two major stage races of the year tell us about the coming classics season? There's a long list of injuries and illnesses that will affect the coming...

Duration:01:23:46

The chasm between ethics and the law; Trek's Checkpoint fun-o-meter

3/7/2018
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A hallmark of the modern cycling scandal is its location, wedged somewhere in between the ethical line the sport has drawn for itself and the legal line drawn by the WADA code. This week's news surrounding Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins is no different. We dig into how those lines are drawn, and how they might be re-drawn. Strade Bianche was, once again, an incredible day of racing. Some are calling for a sixth monument. Would this race qualify? Nerd Alert returns (briefly) to the gun and...

Duration:01:19:00

The future of indoor training and a gun debate in cycling

2/28/2018
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The conversation and debate over gun control following the Parkland shooting in Florida has seeped into the cycling world, as some consumers have called for a boycott of bike brands owned by the massive firearms and ammunition company Vista Outdoor, which is a major benefactor of the National Rifle Association. But would such a boycott even be effective? Plus, we run through the week in bike news, from Tom Dumoulin's terrible bike throw to Alexander Vinokourov's strange financial woes,...

Duration:01:03:32

NAHBS predicts the future of bikes and a look at concussion tests

2/20/2018
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In this week's episode: The first cobbled classics of the season, a test for concussions, how the North American Handmade Bicycle Show predicts the future, and a sit-down with world champion Chantal Blaak. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is this weekend, and it will feature the final 60km of the old Tour of Flanders course. That means the Muur and the Bosberg are back in a finale, together at last. A new blood test can detect proteins released when someone has a head injury. Right now, there's no...

Duration:00:46:11

The world's slowest wheel change and Sky's bond with the Olympics

2/13/2018
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As the winter Olympics kick off, Caley and Neal look into the link between the Games, world politics, and Team Sky's scandals. Turns out Sky and American democracy have quite a lot in common. But first, a quick news roundup and a chat with Brandon McNulty, just 19 years old, who almost won a stage of the Dubai Tour in a solo breakaway. This week's Nerd Alert dissects Elia Viviani's ridiculously long disc brake wheel change and Katie Compton's disc-sliced knee. Plus, should e-mountain...

Duration:00:47:57

A two-year bike review and distracted riding rants

2/7/2018
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This week's podcast sifts through the week in bicycle news — from a muddy cyclocross worlds to Adrien Costa's decision to step away from the sport — before taking a deep dive into two of James Huang's recent reviews. The week in bicycles was full of racing news. Colombia Oro y Paz, a new stage race, set off on Monday, as did the Dubai Tour, the first opportunity for the world's top sprinters to go head-to-head. Cyclocross worlds wrapped up on Sunday with a somewhat surprising victory, and...

Duration:00:41:21

Amateur dopers and a Nerd Alert

1/30/2018
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Three American amateur racers were suspended for doping, or avoiding anti-doping tests, in the last week. What's going on? Wout Van Aert is going to race Paris-Roubaix. Can the 'cross star compete? We take issue with a tweet from Outside Magazine. Nerd Alert! James Huang and Caley Fretz discuss James' recent trip to the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in this week's tech segment. Plus, a look at the cyclocross world championships with Neal Rogers and Anne-Marije Rook and then a chat with...

Duration:00:55:42

"Why so serious?" asks Peter Sagan's tattoo

1/24/2018
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Peter Sagan has a tattoo of himself that asks the cycling world, "Why so serious?" Good question, Peter, good question. Caley Fretz and Australian Editor Matt De Neef are only semi-serious as they discuss Sagan's icon status and then wrap up the Tour Down Under. On the docket are the impressive ride of Sky's young Colombian Egan Bernal, a chat with George Bennett about a surgery for side cramps, and deciding once and for all whether time bonuses are good for bike racing.

Duration:00:41:24

In the mechanics' pits at the Tour Down Under

1/16/2018
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The Podcast is in Australia! Caley Fretz and CyclingTips founder Wade Wallace start off with a few Tour Down Under predictions (which will almost certainly be wrong) and then Dave Rome gives us a guided tour of the mechanic's pits at the year's first WorldTour Race. There are new powermeters, new sponsors, and lots of integration in the pro ranks this year. The Women's Tour Down Under saw its most competitive edition ever and Simone Giuliani was there to report on the action. James Huang...

Duration:01:00:47

Dispatches from Colombia and Australian Nationals

1/8/2018
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Now is the time to visit Colombia. After decades of violence, the cycling-mad nation is open and safe and utterly beautiful. Caley Fretz spoke with Colombian guide Francisco Lopez about the country's long overdue exhalation, and what it means for both locals and cycling tourists. But first, Simone Giuliani and Matt de Neef report on last weekend's Australian Nationals. There were hat-tricks and surprises and excessive heat. James Huang is en route to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

Duration:01:07:16

CT Tech Awards: Great gear and dubious marketing claims

12/31/2017
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This year saw dubious and outlandish marketing claims, brilliant bits of trickle-down engineering, and trends that will change the face of the bike industry forever. What was the best tech of 2017? What about the worst? Caley Fretz, James Huang, and Dave Rome hand out the first annual CyclingTips Tech Awards (working title — help us come up with a better one in the comments).

Duration:00:52:51

The best (and worst) racers and races of 2017

12/25/2017
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As the holidays swirl around us and the calendar ticks over, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the first annual CyclingTips Podcast Awards. Caley Fretz, Neal Rogers, Shane Stokes, and Anne-Marije Rook look back at a season that had a bit of everything — incredible victories, deplorable acts, above-average intrigue — and award the best and worst of the 2017 pro cycling season.

Duration:01:15:19

Everesting on Everest and exactly five minutes of Chris Froome

12/19/2017
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Everesting verb. To ride up and down a climb until one reaches the elevation gain of Mount Everest. What if someone Everested on Mount Everest? CyclingTips own Andy van Bergan gave it a shot, and he's on the podcast to chat about preparation, altitude sickness, and the emotion that builds behind any massive endeavour. Lance Armstrong has been invited to the Tour of Flanders. What does he get out of it? What does Flanders get? What do we get? USA Cycling is borrowing from the British...

Duration:01:32:51

Chris Froome's has tested positive. What does it mean?

12/13/2017
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Chris Froome has tested positive. A sample from the Vuelta a Espana was found to contain double the legal limit of the asthma drug Salbutamol. What does this mean for Froome? What exactly is Salbutamol? What does it do? Caley Fretz and Shane Stokes dig into the breaking news. In this episode, your hosts chat with Peter Flax about his recent feature on American racing mainstay Bill Elliston, then call up Enve and Mavic to ask them about safety concerns with carbon clincher wheels. Finally,...

Duration:01:23:17

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