Beyond the Peloton Podcast
What Collbrelli‘s Euro Win Taught Us + Sarah Gigante On Going Pro As a Teenager

What Collbrelli‘s Euro Win Taught Us + Sarah Gigante On Going Pro As a Teenager

September 15, 2021

This week I breakdown what we learned from Wout van Aert's overall win at the Tour of Britain (1:56), Sonny Colbrelli's win at Euro Championships (4:10), how Remco Evenepoel's lack of race awareness could cause problems for Van Aert at Worlds (8:35) if Mathieu van der Poel's win at the Antwerp Port Classic means he can race Worlds and Roubaix (11:45), and then sit down with 20-year-old phenomenon Sarah Gigante (14:58) on the difficulties of breaking into pro cycling and moving abroad as an Australian teenager, highlights of her career so far, and joining the powerhouse Movistar team for 2022 and beyond.

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Sonny Colbrelli's Euro Performance Showed Us He is a Legitimate Threat for World Champs

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Vuelta Takeaways, Lopez Rumors & Who‘s on Form for World Championships

Vuelta Takeaways, Lopez Rumors & Who‘s on Form for World Championships

September 8, 2021

This week I go over the key takeaways from Roglic's Vuelta win (01:25), why time trialing is the key to winning grand tours in the modern era (15:20), what is going on with Movistar & Miguel Angel Lopez (22:30), will the emergence of formerly unknown talent like Jack Haig & Jonas Vingegaard have teams looking down their own roster for 'new' talent (31:50), and who is looking good as we approach the road race world championships (33:32).

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How Roglic Won La Vuelta

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What to Expect from La Vuelta‘s Final Week & What Happened to Bunch Sprints?

What to Expect from La Vuelta‘s Final Week & What Happened to Bunch Sprints?

August 31, 2021

This week I breakdown why La Vuelta's final week will most likely be more bark than bite (01:47), touch on if Odd Christain Eiking or Guillaume Martin can actually win the race (12:04), Ineos' bizarre GC strategy so far (16:11), why sprint fields at grand tours have been so bad (19:49), and then go over who should lead the Belgian team at the upcoming World Championships (29:30).

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La Vuelta Will Be the Best Grand Tour of the Year + Breaking Down the Transfer Window Action

La Vuelta Will Be the Best Grand Tour of the Year + Breaking Down the Transfer Window Action

August 10, 2021

This week I break down why La Vuelta will be the best grand tour of the year and why Primoz Roglic will be almost unbeatable in his quest for his third-straight victory (01:07. I then go over the major rider transfers and what to make of UAE signing seemingly every rider in the pro peloton (21:15).

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Powless Ends a Major US Classics Drought, Roglic Finds Redemption in Tokyo & Sagan Leaves Bora

Powless Ends a Major US Classics Drought, Roglic Finds Redemption in Tokyo & Sagan Leaves Bora

August 3, 2021

This week I unpack Neilson Powless' incredible win at San Sebastián (01:15), if Deceuninck-QuickStep made the right decision not riding for Julian Alaphilippe (11:15) and Sagan's move to Total Direct Energie (13:30). I then break down what Adam Yates and Egan Bernal crashing at the Vuelta a Burgos means for Ineos' Vuelta a Espana plans (and why that race could be the best grand tour of the year) (18:37), before attempting to figure out where Roglic stands as a rider after his impressive Olympic Gold performance in the TT (22:32).

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Wout’s Greatness, Ineos’ Mistakes & Where Pogacar Won the Tour

Wout’s Greatness, Ineos’ Mistakes & Where Pogacar Won the Tour

July 20, 2021

This week I attempt to contextualize Wout van Aert's absurd achievements in the final weekend of the Tour de France (02:50), the future of sprinting (5:55), unpack Van Aert & Van der Poel's Tours (13:26), try to understand what Ineos was doing at this Tour and where they go from here (17:58), and break down where Pogacar won this race and what that could mean for strategy at future Tours (29:57).

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GC Rivals Can’t Crack Pogacar + Seven Questions with Aisha Praught-Leer

GC Rivals Can’t Crack Pogacar + Seven Questions with Aisha Praught-Leer

July 12, 2021

This week I talk about why rival GC teams are having such a hard time challenging Tadej Pogacar and his relatively weak UAE Team (03:11) and then (22:00)Tokyo-bound Jamaican Olympian and cycling superfan Aisha Praught-Leer comes on to talk about her love of pro cycling, ask me seven questions about this Tour de Franc, why the transition to Japan might be more difficult than the cyclists are expecting and how that should affect their preparation.

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Cavendish Looks Better Than Ever, Pogacar Looks Unbeatable, & Ineos Fails to Impress

Cavendish Looks Better Than Ever, Pogacar Looks Unbeatable, & Ineos Fails to Impress

July 6, 2021

The Tour starts up again with a bang after the first rest day and today I talk about Cavendish's win on stage 10 (02:15), the race for the GC never taking a day off (15:02), if Ben O'Connor can hang on for a podium finish in Paris and how, despite being touted as having the strongest team in the race, Ineos is failing to impress so far (19:57). 

I then do a quick preview of tomorrow's stage, which features a double ascent of Mt. Ventoux (34:00).

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Breaking down the completely insane TdF Stage 7

Breaking down the completely insane TdF Stage 7

July 2, 2021

In this minisode, I unpack the totally bananas Tour de France stage 7 & touch on what the mountain stages this coming weekend mean for the fight for the overall classification.

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Cavendish Wins a Stage! Plus, Where the GC Favorites Stand After a Few Difficult Stages

Cavendish Wins a Stage! Plus, Where the GC Favorites Stand After a Few Difficult Stages

June 29, 2021

Unpacking Mark Cavendish's incredible stage win and if he can do it again at this Tour (02:14). Also, I break down the race for Green (11:25), where the GC stands after a few action-packed opening stages, and what we should expect in tomorrow's time trial (13:02).

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