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From the team behind Cyclist Magazine, this is a podcast for lovers of all things cycling, whether you’re a sucker for a sportive, a carbon fibre connoisseur or just Bernard Hinault’s biggest fan. Hosts Joe Robinson and James Spender bring you in-depth conversations from within the world of cycling by the people that know it best, with new episodes every other Thursday. In association with Sportful and Jaybird headphones
 
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Yes, we know that the men's and inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix has been postponed until October but that doesn't mean we cannot do some reminiscing about the greatest race in the cycling calendar right now. After all, with the race not taking place on April 11th like scheduled, what else do you expect us to do to fill the void? We called upon frie…
 
Last month we gave you Greg LeMond. Today, the man who made his bikes, Mr Craig Calfee. The first bike builder to have a full carbon fibre bike raced at the Tour de France, Calfee has always been a man who is ahead of the curve. Listen as Joe and James delve into Calfee's intriguing life of building bikes, missing out on pro contracts, where the bi…
 
Paris-Roubaix winner from 2004 Magnus Backstedt and Trek-Segafredo women's rider Elynor Backstedt share the same dream: to become the first father and daughter duo to have both won the 'Hell of the North'. However, for 124 years it was just that, a dream. Because while the men have been able to race the Queen of the Classics since 1896, the women h…
 
Joining us this week is three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, the only man to have won the Tour after getting shot! **THIS IS PART 2. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, PLEASE GO BACK AND LISTEN TO PART 1** James and Joe sat down with Greg to talk about almost everything, so much so we have split the two-hour conversation into two separate episodes.…
 
Joining us this week is three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, the only man to have won the Tour after getting shot! James and Joe sat down with Greg to talk about almost everything, so much so we have split the two-hour conversation into two separate episodes. In Part 1, we talk Greg's new bike brand, 'revolutionary carbon fibre', his pri…
 
Rob Hayles is a winner of three Olympic medals, two World titles and countless national titles on the track long before it was cool and a British National Champion on the road who then retired for a spot in the commentary booth at BBC Radio Five Live and Eurosport. He is also a man with magical hands who has long been involved in the mysterious wor…
 
Our guest on the show this week is the King, Sean Kelly. 159 career wins, nine Monuments, one Grand Tour, seven consecutive Paris-Nice, countless other big races, Kelly is one of the greatest road cyclists of all time. James and Joe talk to Sean about that immensely successful career and being ranked the second greatest cyclist ever behind Eddy Mer…
 
On the show this week is Mr Fausto Pinarello. From his humble beginnings as a frame painter to worldwide domination with the Ineos Grenadiers/Team Sky and all the times he almost bankrupting the company in between, Fausto has done it all. James and Joe chat with the man behind the most successful road bike of the last decade on how his father built…
 
Our guest this week is a bonafide legend of professional cycling, Brian Holm. Deceuninck-QuickStep DS, former brick layer-turned-pro rider, best man to Mark Cavendish, Copenhagen city councillor, best mates with Paul Smith and Paul Weller, Brian has lived a life. James and Joe talk to Brian about almost everything including rider safer and dealing …
 
This Christmas is going to be a bit weird with everything going on. With that in mind, Joe and James thought it would be nice to drop a little bonus episode for you to enjoy over the Festive season. In turns out that the burger-van owning Angelos Epithemiou of Shooting Stars fame fancies himself as the next Carlton Kirby/Ned Boulting. With that in …
 
When the challenges get a little crazy, Cyclist sends Marcus Leach. In the latest pod, James and Joe chat to Marcus on his recent scenic JOGLE adventure for Cyclist which saw him ride through some of the UK's most incredibly tough yet beautiful terrain all self-supported during a global pandemic. We also talk about being stalked by giant ants in a …
 
On the 12th December, Britain's Alex Dowsett was set to take to the Manchester Velodrome to regain the Hour Record from Belgian Victor Campenaerts... then he caught Covid. Joe and James caught up with Dowsett while he was in isolation to talk catching Covid and it forcing him to postpone his Hour attempt, why he was certain he could go better than …
 
Jai Hindley came within 20 minutes of winning the Giro d'Italia. Losing a Grand Tour on the final day is a bitter pill to swallow. Thankfully, the 24-year-old Australian Hindley has a steady head upon his shoulders. Because while it was Tao Geoghegan Hart who took home the Giro title, it was Team Sunweb's Hindley who came away with the realisation …
 
Ben Tulett may only be a teenager but he is undoubtedly the next big thing for British cycling. He is a two-time cyclocross Junior World Champion, a teammate of Mathieu van der Poel at Alpecin-Fenix and, aged 19, the youngest rider to finish Liege-Bastogne-Liege since 1909. Following in the footsteps of fellow young star Tom Pidcock, Tulett is show…
 
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, Specializ…
 
A few weeks ago, Specialized declared the aero bike dead. This week, Canyon revived the aero bike. The new Canyon Aeroad CFR is an out-and-out sprint machine which the German brand claims is its fastest ever road bike. Six years on from the first Aeroad, the German brand has made plenty of changes to this latest bike, not least saving 4.4 whole wat…
 
The 107th Tour de France has just finished and proved to be one of the most dramatic editions in modern history. 21-year-old Tadej Pogačar shocked the cycling world on the penultimate day's time trial on La Planche des Belle Filles by overturning a 57-second deficit to Slovenian compatriot Primož Roglič, eventually winning Le Tour by 59 seconds. It…
 
We are slap bang in the middle of the Tour de France and there are plenty of things to talk about. James and Joe start off by looking at the plight of Thibaut Pinot. For another year, the Groupama-FDJ man saw his hopes of yellow fade up the side of a mountain as his body failed him yet again. Are the French cursed in their quest for a first Tour ti…
 
It's here, it's finally here! The Tour de France is finally happening. Granted a few months late and a bit different to what we are used to but who's complaining? Not us, and while they cannot be there in the flesh due to logistical and 'legal' reasons, James and Joe have put together a little alternative preview to the three-week lap of France hig…
 
The man, the myth, the chosen son. Cyclist spoke to the voice that has narrated many of the biggest moments in professional cycling over the past decade, Eurosport's Carlton Kirby. A man who, quite frankly, divides opinion like no other cycling commentator. Like marmite, some love him and some absolutely hate him. We caught up with Kirby to discuss…
 
The aero bike is dead. Well, according to Specialized it is. Earlier this week it launched its latest road racing bike, the Tarmac SL7, which not only hits the UCI weight limit of 6.8kg but is so fast in the wind tunnel, Specialized has decided to ditch its dedicated Venge aero bike. That's right, we have got to the point where a lightweight race b…
 
Bike racing is literally weeks away from returning so to celebrate, we called up the world’s best domestique, Tim Declercq of Deceuninck-Quickstep - it’s official, he won a vote and everything. We had lots to ask him and he had lots to say such as how nervous his all-conquering Classic team get before the start of the Tour of Flanders, how sprinter…
 
Welcome back to Episode 5 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast. Since lockdown stopped bike racing back in March, it seems like every man, woman and their dog have turned their hand to Everesting, the slightly insidious challenge of riding hill repeats on an individual climb, in one continuous ride until you hit 8,848m of vertical elevation. We called u…
 
James and Joe return for Episode 4 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast. Tattoos are a mark of modern life so it comes of no surprise that the professional peloton is awash with them. From Peter Sagan’s Joker tattoo to the lyrics to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ scribed across Nico Roche, we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly ink of cycling. We even gave T…
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast! Last week, ESPN released its latest 30 for 30 documentary. A two-part, four-hour deep dive back into the life of cycling's answer to Lord Voldemort, Lance Armstrong. Did we learn anything new? Was it any good? Who's Chad Mountain? Well, Joe and James have answers for all of these quest…
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast. Last week, ESPN released its latest 30 for 30 documentary. A two-part, four-hour deep dive back into the life of cycling's answer to Lord Voldemort, Lance Armstrong. Did we learn anything new? Was it any good? Who's Chad Mountain? Well, Joe and James have answers for all of these quest…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 1 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast, we've been expecting you! On today's episode, Joe and James discuss the Colle Fauniera. A giant mountain in the Italian Alps, it has long been forgotten by the Giro d'Italia but we think it should be near the top of every amateur's bucket list. It's also the home to every ambassador's …
 
Welcome to the brand new Cyclist Magazine Podcast, hosted by digital writer Joe Robinson and deputy editor James Spender! Every other Thursday, we'll discuss topics such as the wonderful world of bike technology at Paris-Roubaix, what bikes are impressing us at the moment, the truth behind carbon fibre technology, professional team sponsors from th…
 
Angelos and Barry navigate the new world of home recording with some difficulty, resulting in a jigsaw of chat with the bits when they were shouting 'Hello? I can't hear you! No....no, it's not working" removed. In today's episode, Angelos discusses fairground safety, while Barry recalls the golden years of his youth. See acast.com/privacy for priv…
 
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