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Episode 97: Fear the Beard

Apparently Jeff doesn’t approve of beards in the peloton. Besides that, we discuss all the racing fun of the last few weeks, including Tour of Flanders, Milan-Sanremo, E3 Harelbeke, and Gent-Wevelgem- plus, we talk about all of our favorites of the season so far!

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Episode 75: #MSR- best or worst Monument?

We marvel at the number 75, dissect Milan-Sanremo and decide it’s actually an awesome Monument (as long as the weather is bad!), and decode Dawrs Door Vlaanderen.

Those Damn Yankees

American Tirreno-Adriatico finishers:

  • Andrew Talansky (Garmin): 17th
  • Ben King (Garmin): 21st
    • 8th in Points competition
    • 7th in Mountains competition
    • 5th in Young Rider competition

American Paris-Nice finishers:

  • Peter Stetina (BMC): 46th
  • Alex Howes (Garmin): 51st
  • Matt Busche (Trek): 55th

American Milan-Sanremo finishers:

  • Kiel Riejnan (UHC): 77th (read his blog about the race here)
  • Chris Jones (UHC): 109th
  • Lucas Euser (UHC): DNF

 

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Episode 47: The Gang’s All Here for Milan-Sanremo!

We get the whole gang together to talk about Milan-Sanremo! And what a race it was, huh?? It’s fast becoming Anna’s favorite spring race. We also discuss the “paperboy technique” employed by many on stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatco and Anna gets her ranty-pants on over people being rude. Plus, the trials of being Andy Schleck.

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Episode 39: 2012 Cycling Moments

In this special (short) episode, we talk about some the 2012 cycling moments that helped make the season memorable for us!

In Anna’s (very) unscientific survey, there were a few moments that quite a few people mentioned.

  • Tom Boonen’s win at Paris-Roubaix

  • Ryder winning the Giro
  • The Olympics- Vos’ emotional win and Taylor’s oh-so-close 4th

Then there’s the race that got Anna’s vote: Milan-Sanremo. Watching Nibali, Cancellara and Gerrans duke it out until the end, and cross the line with the peloton snapping at their heels- amazing!

Other, smaller moments that got votes:

  • Iljo Kaisse and the Tour of Turkey- slipping his chain in the last 2km, yet still managing to hold off the peloton and take the stage (at 6:50)

  • Stage 17 of the Veulta (one of Anna’s favs), when Rodriguez finally cracked and Contador took an emotional win

  • Stage 8 of the Tour, when Madiot freaked out over Pinot’s win

  • Stage 15 of the Giro, when Rabottini refuses let Rodriguez take away his solo breakaway efforts

All of these moments helped make 2012 an awesome year for cycling. We can’t wait for the new season to start and make more moments!

[audio http://archive.org/download/PelotonitisPodcast/PelotonitisPodcast39.mp3]

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Episode 6: Dan has a man crush

NEWS!

  • Apparently Cipollini is aspiring for a comeback. We think it’s because he misses his youth. Also, Anna still does not want to sleep with him. And if you suggest it to her, she will punch you. (CyclingNews article) (0:20)
  • The breakaway league that’s not really a breakaway league. (CyclingNews article) Anna attempts to explain it, but perhaps fails miserably. (2:42)
  • Amgen Tour of California bigs itself up again by claiming to have assembled the “most prestigious field of talent ever.” This is not the way to make Europe love you, AToC. (VeloNation article) (7:05)
    • And apparently the quasi development team of Radioshack, Bontranger Livestrong, has some of that talent, as it was chosen over other awesome US teams (such as Team Type 1 or Jelly Belly or Jamis-Sutter Homes….). Conspiracy? Cronism? Indeed. (VeloNation article)
    • Great article explaining the intricacies of the problem by UCI Overlord on Cyclismas.

RACES!

  • Paris-Nice: Levi crashes a lot, LL Cool Sanchez dares beat Jens, Wiggins may or may not win the Tour now. (18:40)
  • Terrino-Adriatico: Unrest in the Liquigas camp! But Anna will always be loyal to Nibbles. Riders get shit for pulling out early, even though it’s not a new thing. (31:20)
  • Milan-Sanremo: Anna actually talks strategy, but still won’t predict a winner (38:05)

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