This week I talk about Marc Hirschi's shocking premature exit from Team DSM and where he is likely headed next. Then Keegan Swirbul comes on to talk about how he went from living in an RV to racing professionally in Europe in the span of a week.
This week I talk about the possibility of Wout van Aert going to Ineos for the 2022 season, if Mathieu van der Poel's overloaded racing schedule means he is hurtling towards disappointment in 2021, and why a salary cap will never work in pro cycling.
I talked about Wout van Aert's shady podium exchange with a soigner at a recent CX race, dive into opportunities presented by the early 2021 Tour de France odds and break down what Rod Ellingworth's possible move back to Ineos means for the team in 2021.
Who will lead Ineos at the 2021 Tour, Tao Geoghegan Hart is still looking for a job & NTT’s new sponsor
This week I break down who will lead Ineos at the 2021 Tour de France and why the team with endless resources seems to be struggling to produce a top-level GC contender. Also, Tao Geoghegan Hart is still looking for a job for 2021, NTT gets a new sponsor, and strange EF rumors.
This week I breakdown where and how Roglic won an incredibly close Vuelta a Espana and give an initial analysis of the recently released 2021 Tour de France route.
This week I discuss the Vuelta GC battle heating up with Roglic & Carapaz tied on time in the second week, ask if Mike Woods is over or underachieving, and briefly review last weekend's Giro d'Italia.
The GC band is back together again at the Vuelta a Espana, but this time the racing is actually exciting! Also, the Giro d'Italia gets ready to enter a brutal few stages in the high mountains. Also, we got a taste of the future Tour of Flanders and I talk about if this new rivalry is actually good racing.
This week I break down the first few stages of the Giro d'Italia, talk about an exciting Liege finish and then bring on superagent João Correia, who represents Giro d’Italia leader João Almeida, on the young rider’s rapid rise, Portuguese cycling, and his view on how to nurture young talent. Also, an easter egg for BTP listeners is Laurens ten Dam piping up in the background.
This week I discuss World Championships, break down the Giro d'Italia route and go over why Aleksandr Vlasov should be considered a potential winner for the overall.
I break down what went wrong for Jumbo-Visma at this year's Tour and if there is anything Primoz Roglic could have done to avoid his crushing Stage 20 defeat to Tadej Pogacar. I then talk about the surprise news that Nairo Quintana's hotel room was raided after Stage 17 and then play some roadside audio from Stage 20 sent in by Kevin in Basel.