53: Pushing Limits, MPCC, and a Conversation with Phil Gaimon

We start the show with announcements, news, and events – plus special guest Phil Gaimon. Topics for this episode include: the end of the 2016 road cycling season, possible effects of the WADA hacks, the MPCC, and the WorldTour. Phil Gaimon joins us for a phone call to talk about preparing for his inaugural gran fondo, the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough, how it feels to be back on the bike after a months break, and his thoughts on the future of cycling.

Updates/News/Follow-Up

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Justin Macias – Tan lines extraordinaire

Elysian Village Residents Call for Bike Ban After Elderly Woman Struck on Path
Biking in LA
Army Corps Closes L.A. River Path (Again)
Chico City Council approves new bicycle registration system
Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 percent are pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists

Topics

Pushing Limits – 2016 was an incredible year for professional cycling, but now athletes are preparing for what’s to come next year. How the WADA hacks have affected the athletes, that still remains to be seen.

MPCC -The Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible (MPCC) was created in 2007 by a group of teams who were adamant that the UCI wasn’t doing enough to fight doping. With some TUE information exposed, what might that mean for teams that choose not to be members of the MPCC in 2017?
Pressure Builds on Team Sky to Join MPCC
Vincenzo Nibali defends Sir Bradley Wiggins over use of banned drug: ‘He gave his explanation so I have to trust his word
Tour de France director issues resounding endorsement of voluntary body

Phil Gaimon – We talked to Phil Gaimon of Cannondale-Drapac about preparing for his inaugural gran fondo, the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough, how it feels to be back on the bike after a months break, and his thoughts on the future of cycling. Also, Phil Gaimon on a MTB?!
Phil Gaimon Podcast: Real Talent on the Peloton Brief

Tour de France 2017 – The Tour de France organizers on October 18th unveiled the 2017 route in Paris live online. The Tour will have climbs in the Vosges, Jura, Pyrenees, Massif Central and Alps will start in the German city of Dusseldorf on 1 July and finishes in Paris. The Tour will start with a time trial and end with a time trial.
Tour de France 2017 Route is Good News for Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish
Cycling – Next Year’s Tour to Favour Aggressive Riders
Tour de France 2017 route designed to break Team Sky’s stranglehold
Half the Road
La Course 2017

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