An electric bike battery explodes while a 79-year-old cyclist attempts a climb famous at the Tour Down Under, BBC obtains emails from the Team Sky doctor at the center of the Testosterone Delivery scandal, Jess Varnish loses a battle, but not the war, and we discuss how to get American’s more excited about bike racing.
We’ve compiled this year’s holiday gift list for the road warrior or armchair racer. A seasoned veteran of turning pedals can be a difficult person to shop for when holidays are near. Most will already have all the gear they require; if it was needed they would have it. Solution? Books, a fresh set of tires and some new warmers. Simple pleasures.
UCI makes changes to the World Tour requirements, including in apparel, ASE, parent company to Performance Bikes, files Chapter 11, and we read an excerpt on sprinting from Peter Sagan’s new book “My World”.
Topics of this episode include: Sagan meets the Pope, Fabian Cancellara gives an interesting interview, the Women’s World Tour and Continental team bikes, and lots of talk about bicycle lubricant.
Topics for this episode include pro racer Peter Sagan, Phil Gaimon’s new book (and Fabian Cancellara), Thomas Dekker, IMBA’s stance on Class 1 eMTB, Metro’s plans for the Summer Olympics 2028, and LACBC kicks off Operation Firefly.
The team wraps up coverage of Le Tour, and Tim basks in the glory of being right. Travis Risley completes his ride down the California coast, China completes the world’s longest elevated bikeway, and road rage in Canada gets very ugly.
We dive into some follow-up with Contador, Dave Brailsford, and The Cowboy Cyclist. The Tour de France continues into the weekend with several surprises on the yellow and green jerseys. Also, what are pro racers doing with 3D printed bike parts?
Without Peter Sagan, the Tour de France becomes Tour de Marcel Kittel, with the German taking 5 stage wins already. We also detail a route on Catalina Island, and discuss some new developments in the healthiness of coffee.
Cavendish goes to the hospital after a Tour de France Stage 4 crash, Sagan’s elbow blamed, leading to disqualification. Tour de France features fancy new viewing options. Kittel Wins Stage 3 with new Shimano disc brakes.
Peter Sagan, representing Slovakia, retained the rainbow jersey with his win in Qatar on October 16th. In a surprising sprint finish, Sagan beat out Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen to hold the Road World Championship title for the second year in a row.
This episode we cover Peter Sagan’s Olympic MTB performance, and we talk about Felt Bicycle’s FR2 -the feature bike in #135. We also reveal Lazer Sports 2017 helmet collection, which includes an electric bike specific helmet. Lastly, we touch on how Chris’s derailleur was destroyed by pure misfortune. No Tim on this episode!
Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California began in Pasadena after the race made it’s way from the first stage in San Diego. For the 11th year, the 8-day race hosts WorldTour professionals as they roll their way across the Golden State.
World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) racing for the Tinkoff team has won his 15th all-time Amgen Tour of California stage after a day of racing arguably the most iconic stretches of California roadway, Highway 1. The 4th day of the 8-day race began in Morro Bay and concluded with a sprint showdown on the Mazda Laguna Seca racetrack in Monterey County.
The majority of our conversation involves a statement UCI made Wednesday afternoon that they would be suspending disc brakes on bikes in professional racing. This comes after a Movistar rider, Fran Ventoso, was severely injured during a crash at Paris Roubaix when he sliced his leg on a disc brake. We share our thoughts on disc brakes and its place in road racing.
This episode covers the background details of the State Bicycle Co. 29’er steel MTB review featured in Issue #131. We talk about the bike, our review conducted out in Idyllwild and the status of the road to Crystal Lake, a favorite of the team that’s been closed to cars due to a mud slides, but definitely not bikes.