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Episode 98: Tour de France Preview

After a hiatus, we’re back with a Tour de France preview! Jeff reveals he’s been lonely, I mean, LAZY all these months away. We had some technical difficulties while recording (mainly, Anna forgot to hit the record button…), so please excuse our intro.

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Episode 95: 2014, The Season That Was

It’s that most bittersweet time of year when we reflect on the season that was. We talk about our favorite moments and our favorite riders. We were impressed with the Colombians and the youngsters the most! The future looks bright!

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Episode 88: The Tour is Dead, Long Live the Tour

We wrap up the last week of Tour and talk about the takaways! Included: Jeff is disappointed in Cancellara, Anna is impressed with Saxo, Jeff wonders if Tony Martin could be a GC threat someday, and Anna looks back at Nibali’s racing history. Also: Anna rubs it in that she was right about Wiggins moving to the track and Jeff rubs it in that he beat Anna in the fantasy league.

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Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 18

Once again, Nibali makes the Tour his BITCH. And seriously, I cannot say enough about Nibali. I cannot remember a time when he was so aggressive. My memory of his Vuelta and Giro wins were more defensive, once he had the jersey. Here, he’s just toying with the competition!

  • First, some old business. Can we please talk about how great it is that Frank Schleck is showing life?? He was in the top 10, but has dropped down to 12th after today, but STILL! Makes me so, so happy to see signs of the old Frank. Now, if only Andy would follow suit… Perhaps if he sees his brother doing well, that will get him out of his funk!
  • Now back to Nibali. “Oh hai Chris. No, I don’t want a BigMac, but thanks anyway. Remember when you beat me in the Vuelta that one time? I sure do! Anyway, SEE YA!” (I mean, that’s the only reason I can think of why Nibali wouldn’t just let Horner go, who’s 39 minutes behind him!)
  • “Wow, Vinny, it was so cool how you just flew by Nieve!” “Who?” EXACTLY.
  • Also “ALL YOUR JERSEYS BELONG TO MEEEE!” not really, but I’m sure that was going through his head.
  • With all those unzipped jerseys, you get to see who wears a heart rate monitor and who doesn’t. I was surprised to see so many guys without monitors. I thought that was the ‘thing’ now!
  • Astana really is the boss this race. I’d be tempted to compare them to Sky (in the sense of controlling the race, always at the front), but Nibali is like, a million times more interesting than Wiggins!
  • All this attention Nibali is getting is making me realize how big the Tour is- he’s won two GTs, but it wasn’t until he was awesome at the Tour that people started accepting that he is actually so awesome.
  • I’ll admit that I was rooting for him to take the stage, but I did feel bad for Nieve.
  • Tejay still riding a good ride. I get the impression he doesn’t quite have enough to attack and break Pinot or Peraud, but I say being able to mark them and not lose any time is a good start!

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Episode 87: Dear Pelotonitis Podcast…

The podcast is getting all fancy, guys! Listen to hear our upgrades ūüėČ Thanks to Jeff’s friend, Dan (@SonicBlissProd) for creating our new intro!

Jeff compares Nibali to Vino!! Anna is excited that everyone else is finally realizing how AMAZING Nibali is and the podcast comes dangerously close to becoming “The Nibali Show”. Jeff puts curses on everyone (except Nibali). We’re both so happy to see Frank back in action. And be on the lookout for our new feature, “Dear Pelotonitis Podcast” where we answer all your relationship advice. We start with “Rhymes with Deaf”…

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Episode 74: #Tirreno, #ParisNice and Hypocracy!

We wrap up Paris-Nice, talk about how AMAZING Contador is at Tirreno-Adriatico, and marvel at the GALL of Steve Johnson (Lance Armstrong’s buddy and USA Cycling President) asking US cyclists to cooperate with CIRC.

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Episode 58: The Doping is Back in Town

We’re back talking about all your favorite topics- doping, the UCI, Pat McQuaid!

First up, the Senate report.

We speculate on why O’Grady got so much grief for his ’98 positive over the others who were revealed as positive in the report. We discuss the other type of omerta that still exists in cycling – doping methods and networks.

Also, how and when do cycling fans move on? Who is at fault for all headlines that focus on doping – the journalists or the fans who click on the links?

Then, we talk about Pat McQuaid’s slow decent into crazy-town

And we demonstrate that we are bad at math.

We also talk a little bit about actual racing, when we talk about team transfers! Jeff rechristens it “Schleck Trek” and sings a little ditty.

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Episode 55: We Know Our Stuff

We recap the first two stages of the Tour, talk about fantasy cycling, and discuss who we think could win. OH, we also talk about Lance, but leave it to the end, so you can skip it if you want.

  • Top 10 Riders To Look Out For at the 2013 Tour de France [GCN video]
  • Tour de France 2013: Preview and Favorites [C-Cycling]
  • Tour de France 2013: Who Will Win? [Cycling Weekly]
  • Le Tour: Killers, Pretenders, and Dreamers [PezCycling News]

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Episode 54: The Tour is Coming!

We spend too much time talking about Jan Ullrich, Brad-we-refuse-to-call-him-Sir breaks up the the Tour?? and we compare Andy and Frank to Bert and Ernie (you can guess who’s who).

And the LE TOUR!

And since I KNOW you want to do fantasy cycling this year, be sure to check out Neil’s (@NeilSG83) 10 tips for being awesome at fantasy cycling, then join our teams at road.cc (76730) and Velogames (23164933)!

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Episode 33: S*** Storm before the Rainbow

Marianne is back to offer her opinion on the reasoned decision and the fallout! Anna reveals the first thing she does when she wakes up is check Twitter and we reunite the Optimists Club. Also, we find some things to talk about that aren’t related to doping!

Things we avoided talking about but you might still be interested in:

  • Gazetta breaks a big Italian¬†investigation¬†into Ferrari. Link 1 Link 2
  • Bassons is given 1 year ban link
  • How Armstrong’s wall fell link
[audio http://archive.org/download/PelotonitisPodcast/PelotonitisPodcast33.mp3]

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