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Episode 80: Panda Poop!

The dreaded “d” word (doping!) makes a comeback. We tackle the subject and come to NO conclusions, plus talk about Fleche Wallonne and LBL. Anna wants to hate Lance but is secretly (or not so secretly anymore!) fascinated by him. And we finally solve the mystery of Dan Martin’s LBL crash: panda poop.

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Episode 66: Slow News Week

[note: sorry the audio is a mess. My computer wasn’t cooperating!]

We have to scrape the bottom of the barrel for news this week, but we’re not really complaining- it’s nice to have no scandals to talk about!

  • Tinkov buys Saxo Bank [CyclingNews]
  • Nibali says Froome was stronger when he was riding for Wiggins [Cycling Weekly]
  • Looks like Fuglsang will have to play second fiddle again next year [CyclingNews]
  • A victim of the buyers market – Baden Cooke [Velo Nation]
  • Bruyneel takes his toys and goes homes [VeloNation]
  • WADA adopts bans up to 4 years [road.cc]
  • Anna gives her thoughts on The Armstrong Lie

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Episode 64: Lance, Lance, Lance

Lucky Jeff- he comes back and gets to talk about all our favorite things: Lance and doping.

Ryder!

Horner!

  • Why Chris Horner can’t find a team [Velo News]

UCI!

  • UCI clearly got inspiration from Harry Potter or Monty Python when they came up with “Commission of Inquiry” [Cycling Weekly]
  • UCI decides smaller is better in its vision for the future [Inner Ring 1, 2] [road.cc]

Lance!

  • WADA says a ban reduction for Lance is unlikely [Cycling Weekly]
  • Interview with The Armstrong Lie director [Cycling News]
  • Trailer for The Armstrong Lie [Cycling News]
  • Anna gives her thoughts and reactions to Wheelmen

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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 53: A Giro for the Ages and Lance is Back!

We wrap up the Giro by talking about our picks for highs and lows of the race. We also speculate as to who has control of Lance Armstrong’s Twitter account, as he’s being too nice- Jeff is convinced it’s cheap labor from Asia now that he can’t afford PR staff.

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Episode 43: We Save Cycling

  • We talk about cylocross worlds and how much fun Anna had. The US could hold a World Cup race next year!
  • The MPCC might sue Lance?? Please. Cycling doesn’t get better by suing Lance- you have to move forward at some point and let go of the past. [CyclingNews]
  • We talk about the teams of 2013- which teams we’re excited about, which teams we’re not, who’s moved, and wonder what is IAM cycling. [Wikipedia]
  • Cav is off to a great start. What the hell was he doing on Sky?? [CyclingNews]
  • Paris-Nice is coming! [Inner Ring]

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Episode 42: Lance, Round 2

Jeff is back and he MUST vent about Armstrong, so we revisit the interview. Jeff  is particularly eloquent this week.

  • Lance decides USADA isn’t good enough for him- he wants UCI or WADA. [Cycling Weekly]
  • UCIIC might be suspended in exchange for a Truth and Reconciliation committee. That’s going to end well. [Cycling News]
  • Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky back in 2009. Strange to think how things might have turned out… [Cycling News]
  • Contador definitely won’t ride the Giro- watch out Tour! [Cycling News]
  • Wiggins pulls a Wiggins- claims Sky has done most work cleaning up the sport [Cycling News]
  • Andy makes Anna feel some sympathy for him again. The key is admitting mistakes. [SBS]

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Episode 41: Lance Attack!

As much as we would like to, we can’t not talk about Lance this week. Marianne and Anna decide Jeff’s plan is to be “travelling” whenever there might be a Lance episode. We dissect the #Doprah interview, ponder how rider’s personality reflect their culture, Anna rants about 1 week races, and we also find time to talk about actual bike racing going on now!

  • Poll: Interview didn’t help Lance! [VeloNation]

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Episode 37: Change is a’comin’

After a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re back with an episode FULL of FUN!

  • A panel is finally named for the UCI Independent Commission. We’re cautiously optimistic at this point, as it has fewer buddies and relatives of the Dynamic Duo than we expected [Cycling Weekly] Anna just likes to say the titles of those involved.
  • A UCI protest group has finally formed [Cyclingnews]. We break down the chain of events (as we understand them), talk about the fan participation and backlash against both the Change Cycling Now group and the Cycling Fans Voice.
    • Scott from the Velocast pens an open letter explaining how he came to be at the panel [Velocast].
    • Mainly we just want people to chill the fuck out and take a minute before reacting to the news (but we say it in a much nicer way).
    • Football has a fan’s group that could act as a guide for cycling [Football Supporters’ Federation]
    • Irish Peloton muses on why cycling fans stay with the sport, even through the bad times [Irish Peloton]
  • Anna gets on her soapbox and talks about her issues with the Cyclepassion calendar (probably not what you think). [2013 Calendar– good!] [2011 Calendar- bad!] For a less…revealing women’s cycling calendar option, check this one out.
    • Andrea, over at Winnipeg CycleChick, has a great article summing up a lot of how Anna feels

 

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Episode 36: Short and Sweet

We could get used to this off season business- helps keep our episodes short and sweet!

  • Anna crawls out from under her rock and finds out that the UCI is in talks with the OPQS owner and chairman to start a new cycling league. Not that we really understand what this means, but we do know that anything the UCI/Pat McQuaid is attached to, we don’t trust. [VeloNation]
  • Benoit Joachim laments that dopers made more money and had longer careers than him…and that he never doped. [Cyclingnews]
  • More pro stars than ever are on Twitter- does it affect your opinion of them? Also, Jeff does his Jens impression. And spends some time on a soapbox.
  • Stop the presses! Vino paid for a race win! Who is shocked by this? Anyone? [VeloNation]
  • Wiggins gets hit by a car and changes his tune (events not related). [VeloNation]

[audio http://archive.org/download/PelotonitisPodcast/PelotonitisPodcast36.mp3] [sorry the audio is a bit wonky. Jeff’s mic was out of wack.]

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