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”.
We discuss how cyclists are not the problem with electric scooter share acceptance, how we push against helmet apathy, and how millennials relationship with cars is vastly different than older generations.
After 21 individual qualifying events on four continents, the best amateur riders from 60 countries are in Varese, Italy to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Today, 2,500 amateur racers and me, a journalist pretending to be a racer, are ready to start with rainbow-striped world champion jerseys on the line.
Former pro Bernard Hinault puts his finger on the scale and calls for a TdF peloton strike, Phil Gaimon challenges Fabian Cancellara to ta duel, and tariffs are making their way to the bike industry – specifically electric bikes.
Discussing visibility for women in cycling and sports, why road bikes sales are declining, how some cyclists have come to terms with having to break traffic laws, and the time it takes to commute to work may actually take less time than you think.
Much of our conversation is spent on the topic of riding your bike of rust and other environmental damages, but we also briefly mention JRA Bikes & Brew Bike Shop, Tour de Celeb, Red Hook Crit Doping, and gender inclusion in cycling.
As usual, we start the show with announcements, news, and events. Topics include climate change, updates to the 2017 WorldTour, and Palos Verdes cyclists advocating for BMUFL signs to save lives.
Episode 48 of SCB.fm we discuss recent headlines regarding the Vuelta a Espana time limit controversy, the rules of cycling versus real world situations, and ridiculous race antics caught on camera.
The team discusses recent cycling headlines involving professional cyclists Andrew Talansky and Jessica Varnish. This leads to an insightful discussion on the idea of the professional athlete as an artist vs. an employee.
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.
Since Sir Bradley Wiggins smashed the hour record at the London Velodrome in June 2015, Australian Bridie O’Donnell will be attempting the Women’s Fastest Hour Record, on the other side of the world, on 22nd January in the Adelaide Super-Dome. Muc-Off is determined to be the lubrication partner for both the male and female Fastest Hour record holders, so O’Donnell will be supplied with a high-performance chain treated with the same winning formula as Wiggins had in June.
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, a Law Professor at UC Berkeley and a bad-ass cyclist, broke the 12-year old women’s UCI Hour Record on Saturday September 12, at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico.