Episode 7: Boonen Bonanza!
After life got in the way of our podcast last week, we had a ton of racing to catch up on! Milan-Sanremo, E3, Gent Wevelgem, 3 Days of De Panne… Plus there was Boonen to moon over.
- (1:40) Apparently Trek-Livestrong (now Bontrager-Livestrong) and Chipotle Development were denied invitations to ATOC last year as well, based on having the same paying agent- but Trek-Livestrong was the only team to fix up the management issue so it could ride again this year… (CyclingNews article)
- (5:55) Wiggins and Cav will be making their debut together at the Tour of Romandie, not the Tour de France like everyone assumed (CyclingNews article)
- (10:20) Brailsforth says it’s unrealistic to achieve yellow, green and Olympic gold for Cav and Wiggins, but of course Cav disagrees. (VeloNation article 1, article 2)
- (18:00) A week late, but definitely not a dollar short, Milan-Sanremo
- Should the rainbow jersey wearer always be an all-arounder?
- Should Sky have given EBH more support? Is Sky wasting EBH’s talent? Or is EBH wasting his?
- What does it even mean, “the strongest rider should win?” Did the strongest rider win?
- If the race ends in a bunch sprint, is it really a race at all??
- All these questions, AND MORE answered in this segment.
- (36:05) Daniel talks about E3 Prijs Harelbeke, because Anna didn’t watch it.
- (39:30) Gent-Wevelgem
- Can’t all sprints be described as chaotic?? Anna thinks so.
- Fabian’s a bit of a one trick pony
- Is 2012 Boonen the 2011 Gilbert?? Time will tell…
- (51:30) Briefly, Criterium International and 3 Days of De Panne
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