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CyclingTips Podcast

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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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United Kingdom

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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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English


Episodes

The CyclingTips Podcast: Is Wiggo exonerated? Not exactly.

11/20/2017
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The controversy dates back to 2011, when a mysterious medical package was flown from Manchester to the French Alps near the end of the Criterium du Dauphine. Last week, UK Anti-Doping dropped its investigation into Bradley Wiggins and the jiffy bag, and then Wiggins released a statement extolling his exoneration. But is he, really? We chat with the reporter who broke key details of the Wiggins story, Matt Lawton, and then look into Wiggins' changing public statements on doping and dopers...

Duration: 00:35:48


CyclingTips Podcast (2.0): Motors, MVDP, and 12-speed road shifting

11/15/2017
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Welcome to new CyclingTips Podcast, a revamped weekly show with hosts Caley Fretz, Neal Rogers, James Huang, and CyclingTips editors from around the globe. Every week, we'll bring you big, beautiful, emotional stories, insider tech knowledge and tips, unique interviews, and much more. This week, Caley, Neal, and James dig into the spat between Phil Gaimon and Fabian Cancellara, which could be headed for a court room. We found a lawyer of our own to find out whether Gaimon is truly in hot...

Duration: 00:42:53


Doping for a documentary: An interview with Icarus director Bryan Fogel

9/8/2017
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For the documentary Icarus, lifelong cyclist Bryan Fogel set out to experience the effects of performance-enhancing drugs, and to see just how easy it might be to beat anti-doping tests. With the help of Russian scientist Grigory Rodchenkov, Fogel used EPO, testosterone, and Human Growth Hormone as he trained for the 2015 Haute Route. Along the way, however, he inadvertently became entrenched in Rodchenkov’s clandestine world of helping Russian athletes dope for the 2014 Sochi Olympic...

Duration: 01:46:36


From roadie to retired, episode 2 with Will and Shoshauna Routely

9/4/2017
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In our "retirement" miniseries, we talked to several cyclists about their retirement, and what their lives are now. You’ll hear that while some have moved away from cycling and onto to non-cycling related jobs, others are finding retirement quite difficult. In this episode, we talked to cycling couple Will and Shoshauna Routely. At the end of 2016, they both retired at the same time --albeit not entirely by choice -- and they've started a new business together. Away from the cycling...

Duration: 00:33:58


How bike shops can survive in an Amazon world

8/25/2017
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It has never been a more challenging time to run an independent brick-and-mortar bicycle shop, what with decreasing profit margins, a more knowledgeable and demanding clientele, and the impossible situation of trying to compete head-to-head with gargantuan online retailers who not only have everything in stock, but also sell it cheaper. The road ahead is undoubtedly rocky, but there is a path forward — which is a good thing, since every cyclist will need the help of a good bike shop sooner...

Duration: 01:05:30


Adam Hansen talks about racing a record 19 consecutive grand tours

8/21/2017
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Adam Hansen is the Energizer of the pro cycling world. With more than 380 days of racing over the 19 past grand tours, he just can't seem to be stopped. CyclingTips roving report David Everette talks with Adam about his persistence and his remarkable energy and efficiency: in addition to being a pro cyclist, Adam makes time for software development, a cycling shoe company, and more.

Duration: 00:40:09


From roadie to retired, part 1: Life after cycling with Phil Gaimon

8/17/2017
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The active career of a professional cyclist is a relatively short one. While there certainly are some exceptions, most pros retire in their early thirties. As an athlete, their whole life revolves around the next training session, the next race, the next goal and the next season. Their lives are filled with travel and their social circles tend to consists of other cyclists with the same lifestyle. And so, being a professional cyclist is so much more than a job. For most, it’s an...

Duration: 00:26:27


The great eBike debate: Do pedal-assist mountain bikes belong on singletrack?

8/2/2017
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On the road, pedal-assist eBikes make a certain amount of sense for certain applications. But what about on singletrack, where skill level often develops in tandem with fitness — and where access is ongoing challenge for mountain bikers? For this podcast, editor Neal Rogers spoke with a wide variety of stakeholders, including eMTB manufacturers, mountain-bike racers, and representatives from the International Mountain Bike Association, who find themselves in the middle, torn between...

Duration: 01:02:52


True Tales from the Grupetto

7/28/2017
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In this episode of the CyclingTips podcast, roving reporter David Everett asks the hard questions. Specifically, he asks pros what it's like to ride in the Tour de France grupetto. With stories from Andres Greipel, Sky DS Servais Knaven, Quick Step Floors DS Brian Holm and more, and finds out -- among other things -- that if you want to avoid losing a body part, you'd better do as the Bus Driver says.

Duration: 00:54:36


Superstition and rituals in the Tour de France

7/16/2017
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The Tour de France is plenty difficult and dangerous even considering the things racers can control. Safer bikes and courses help with danger; better training and equipment helps with chances of success. But that still leaves a lot of factors that are out of racers' control. How do riders in the Tour de France deal with those things? Sometimes with luck, ritual, and superstition. In this episode of the CyclingTips Podcast, News Editor Shane Stokes talks with Cadel Evans, Greg Lemond,...

Duration: 00:55:19


Debutants in the Tour de France

7/10/2017
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25% of the racers in this year's Tour de France are racing it for the first time. For many of these racers, it's a dream come true...until suddenly it's not. For this episode of the podcast, the editors of CyclingTips caught up with several TdF debutants before the race to learn about their hopes and expectations, and then again during the race to find out what the reality is like. The results span from incredible—white and polka-dot jerseys—to heartbreaking: serious and painful accidents....

Duration: 00:47:31


Insider's Look at the 2017 Tour de France: What to Expect

7/1/2017
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CyclingTips' Matt de Neef and Shane Stokes are on the ground in Dusseldorf, Germany with an insider's look at what you can expect from this year's course, the favorites for all the important battles, and predictions for the critical first week stages. Featuring clips from Peter Sagan, Cadel Evans, Matt White, and Dan Martin, this is the deep-dive TdF pre-race episode you should not miss.

Duration: 00:49:34


Why Specialized decided to step away from gender-specific geometry

6/30/2017
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For years Specialized has been beating the drum of women’s specific bikes, but when it comes to the 2018 line of bikes, Specialized is diverting from that approach. The 2018 Tarmacs and Diverges feature a unisex frame with gender-specific touch points. Ella Editor Anne-Marije Rook sat down with Specialized’s road product manager, Stephanie Kaplan, to talk about what led to Specialized’s 180-degree turn on gender-specific geometries.

Duration: 00:39:40


Does frame stiffness matter?

5/28/2017
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Road bikes are often evaluated on a linear scale: if a light bike is good, a lighter one is better; likewise for aerodynamics, stiffness, and rolling resistance. But while the effects of weight, aerodynamic efficiency, and rolling resistance are easy to measure and simple to correlate to real-world riding, the influence of frame stiffness isn’t as clear. Is stiffer better? Maybe — but maybe not.

Duration: 00:50:56


Going Mobile: What You Need to Know About Bike Shops on Wheels

5/22/2017
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Mobile bike repair vans are gaining a lot of traction among busy cyclists who don't want to load half a dozen bikes and cart them to the bike shop, wait two weeks, and then come back to pick them up. And companies like VeloFix and Beeline Bikes cater to cyclists who might feel intimidated by the traditional bike shop "insiders-only" vibe. But with this Amazon.com-ification of services, what happens to the culture of cycling, often centered around well-known, deeply-stocked stores like...

Duration: 01:12:23


Is your power meter as accurate as you think?

4/9/2017
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The cycling world is full of marketing hyperbole, and when it comes to power meters, there's no more important claim than accuracy. Almost without fail, every power meter currently available supposedly produces data that is within +/-2% of the actual value. But is that actually the case? According to US technical editor James Huang and a three-person panel of experts who discuss the topic on this week's CyclingTips podcast, not everything may be what it seems.

Duration: 01:04:59


What happens when cyclists can’t ride their bikes?

3/28/2017
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For most cyclists, riding their bike is more than a hobby. It’s a way of life. The bike can represent many things to many people — endorphins, fitness, identity, freedom, fresh air, therapy, a social network. What happens when, for one reason or another, this is removed from their lives, indefinitely? We spoke with three hardcore cyclists — Levi Leipheimer, Georgia Gould, and Kenny Jones — who are all currently adapting to life off the bike.

Duration: 01:02:36


Makeup, hair and style: Does the way you look on a bike matter?

3/3/2017
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Following her mother’s motto of ‘be tough but still be a lady’, pro cyclist Breanne Nalder won’t leave the house until she’s properly put together, even if she’s going out for a training ride. So much so that she has permanent eyeliner tattoed on her. Her teammate Jen Luebcke meanwhile matches her earrings to her kit, Mandy Heintz likes to have her nails done for special races while Clare Rose goes au natural, letting her legs do all the talking. As a female pro athlete, does it matter...

Duration: 00:39:14


What lurks beneath carbon fiber's mysterious surface?

2/19/2017
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There are good reasons why carbon fiber has emerged as the king of structural material. It's supremely light, can be incredibly stiff and strong, and it can also be formed into wild shapes that simple aren't possible with metals. But it's also a multi-layered material, and only the outer surface is visible. What's underneath there? And should we care? US technical editor James Huang peels back the proverbial onion with HIA Velo senior composites engineer Chris Meertens and Australian...

Duration: 00:57:25


Putting the 'World' in WorldTour: Understanding the global expansion of elite men's road cycling

2/13/2017
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The highest-level of elite men's road cycling is called the WorldTour, and yet, until this year, just three of the series' 27 events were outside of Europe. In 2017 the sport's governing body has expanded the WorldTour by another 10 events. So what does that mean? And what impact does that have on races, teams and the sport?

Duration: 00:49:46

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