This week I talk to Larry Warbasse about his now-out GCN+ documentary 'The Slow Pro Tour' as well as his path to professional cycling and how he became fluent in French over the course of a month.
Going through my Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) race notebook to break down a wild finish at one of the season's biggest one-day classics.
This week I chat with Choose the Hard Way podcast host Andrew Vontz (01:36) about what we are watching for at the upcoming Tour of Flanders before sitting down with AG2R's Oliver Naesen (35:25) to talk about his new GCN+ documentary 'How to Win the Tour of Flanders' before digging into what it is like to actually compete in the race, what it means to the Flanders region & the inside scoop on life as a pro cyclist.
This week I touch on a few key points that decided last week's Milano-Sanremo (01:08), before breaking down takeaways from the ongoing Volta Cataluyna (12:22) and then finish by going through the first real Cobbled Classic on the season, E3, (29:02) and if the dominating performance we saw from Wout van Aert & Jumbo will be par for the course throughout the Spring.
This week I tie up some loose ends surrounding last weekend's fantastic stage races (01:18) before getting into (22:04) why Tadej Pogačar will have a harder time winning Milano-Sanremo than most pundits think and who could emerge victorious instead.
This week I give my extremely late thoughts on Tadej Pogačar's Strade Bianche win and if this means he is now the hands-down best rider in the world (01:24), why more wins are coming from breakaways post-2020 (13:03), Paris-Nice stages 1/2 (17:52), Tirreno–Adriatico stages 1/2 (25:43), before getting to today's action at both races (36:03).
This week I break down who will come out on top on Saturday at Strade Bianche and then dive into the great sprint and GC battles waiting next week at Paris-Nice.
This week I break down the standout performances so far from the UAE Tour and how all signs point to yet another season of living under the reign of the great Tadej Pogačar. I also touch on how Mark Cavendish's might affect the ongoing sprinter battle with Fabio Jakobsen at his QuickStep team before touching on the upcoming big weekend of racing.
This week I break down the highlights so far from the Tours of Algarve and Andalucia before stopping to ask what any of these results actually mean in the big picture and in the context of the rest of the season (09:36).
With so many of the major GC contenders still holed away at their high-altitude training camps, the biggest takeaway so far is Richard Carapaz's poor performances so far, and if this means he will struggle to be a real contender at the Giro d'Italia in May (11:14). I then break down the modern training trends of grand tour winners, which have them coming into races at full fitness, versus the more old-school, race-into-fitness, strategy (21:27).
This week I break down the sprint action from the Tour of Oman (01:58) before diving into the Tour de la Provence (09:22) and whether Ineos is using the incredibly talented Filippo Ganna in a way that maximizes his vast potential.