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Episode 96: Back from the Dead

We’re baaaack! Anna is sad Contador is leaving, Boonen is OUT, what will become of MPCC, now that Lampre is out? We talk about all the fun of  Omloop, KBK, Strade Bianche and Paris Nice. Jeff comes up with another name for those one week races: mini Grand Tours. He also tries out his Lance Armstrong/Clint Eastwood voice. Kat makes an appearance.

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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 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 73: Name Butchers

After talking about Strade Bianche, Roma Maxima (that’s a race??), and Paris-Nice, we argue about whether Farrar is too nice to be a good sprinter and decide to pay more attention to UnitedHeathCare team! The Damn Yankees corner mostly features lots of name-butchering and Anna invites Craig Lewis to ‘get in touch.’ Also, who’s interested in a cycling dating show??

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Episode 70: Dubai, Phinney, Qatar, Paris-Nice

We speculate on Taylor Phinney’s future, wonder if Tony Martin is a whiner, decide we like the 4 day stage races, and can’t wait for the new Paris-Nice route! Also, if Wiggins and Fabian went head to head at Paris-Roubaix, who would win?

Tour of Dubai!

Paris-Nice!

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Episode 46: Paris-Nice recap

We recap an exciting edition of Paris-Nice! Anna was excited to see one of her picks actually be at the top and Jeff does his best to drive away our Australian listeners. We also talk about the exciting racing of Tirrreno as well!

Paris-Nice!

  • VeloVoices always do great recaps.
  • Cosmo must have a lot of time on his hands lately, or he’s excited about the new season, because he has another How The Race Was Won for Paris-Nice.
  • Inner Ring’s analysis of the race and Talansky’s attacks.
  • Porte says he’s fine being a domestique [VeloNation]

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Episode 45: Strade Bianche recap

I know Strade Bianche happened AGES ago, but who doesn’t enjoy reliving a great race! We switch it up this week and talk about racing FIRST, because that’s what we like best. As a bonus, you get to hear Jeff’s sexy morning voice.

Strade Bianche

  • VeloVoices and Cycle Sport both have great recaps/analysis of the race. And Cyclocosm has a great How the Race Was Won.
  • Winners: Cannondale
  • Losers: RadioShack and one-trick ponies
  • Honey Badger Award: Flecha!

News

  • Brailsford says cycling needs a new model [Cycling News]
  • OmegaPharma owner upset that his development team can’t ride with his pro team. [Cycling News]

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Episode 44: Omloop Review, Now Lance Free!

The whole gang comes together to talk about the first semi-Classic of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Anna puts a moratorium on all topics related to Lance (but we make exceptions for Floyd). We discover that Jeff is the Fat Pat of Pelotonitis. And Kit the Dog makes a guest appearance.

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Paris-Nice previews

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Kit, the new Pelotonitis mascot

Kit, the new Pelotonitis mascot

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 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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