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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 94: Goodbyes

We say goodbye to Andy Schleck and the racing season, as we reminisce about Andy Schleck and recap Worlds and Lombardia. We also wonder if we’ll look back and see Oleg as the “Idea Man” who saves cycling and discuss whether Astana is playing the UCI and MPCC.

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Episode 76: OPQS Says “All Your Cobbles Belong to Me!”

Through impressive investigative journalism, Anna and Jeff reveal that the Inner Ring works for…. the NSA! That’s the only way to explain how awesome he is! And Anna reveals her not-so-secret crush on the Inner Ring. We also reveal how little we actual know about how cycling is set up right now by talking about the changes the UCI will be implementing to the teams and to the racing calendar.

Jeff loves Dwars Doors Vlaanderen, and we all love E3H and Gent Wevelgem.

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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 71: It’s a CIRC(us)!

Peter Stetina wants to modernize cycling, we spend way too long talking about the UCI’s CIRC, and cackle at Fabian wishing Brad “good luck!” at Paris-Roubaix! Also, lots of races (Oman, Qatar, Algarve, Andalucia).

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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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Special Edition: The Economics of Cycling

For this episode, Anna was joined by Adam (known on Twitter as @followAdam) to talk about the economics of cycling!

We start with quite a tangent on our cycling crushes and discuss who’s attractive. There’s talk of how cycling sustains an unsustainable model, how cycling could be made more TV friendly (but should it be??), rider salary, how American cyclocross is different than European ‘cross…

  • Tinkov actually has some thoughts about the set up of cycling that aren’t terrible [CyclingNews]
  • Professional salaries [Cycling Tips]
  • How Much Does a Rider Earn? [Inner Ring]

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Episode 61: The Morality of Doping

Cookson is already making a good impression. Who knows what the future will bring, but for now, Cookson is doing okay by us. [Road.cc]

We take it as a good sign that Gilbert is willing to appeal to the UCI to lessen the racing load [CyclingNews]

Perhaps Twitter should take a step back and consider how their reactions against alleged doped riders might contribute to their mental breakdown before they go patting themselves on the back too hard over saving Santambrogio [Road.cc]

We round out the ‘cast with some cyclocross! We do a brief overview of the season so far.

  • Check out the #Svenness videos by @CXHairs for some cool looks into cyclocross tactics.
  • Calendar of UCI races, in US and overseas, here.
  • Calendar of cyclocross races happening around the US, here.

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Episode 59: Welcome to the SlackerCast!

Note: sorry for the bad sound quality- both of our mics weren’t set up right!

We prove ourselves to be the laziest podcast by talking about races we didn’t watch or follow.

We discuss how a 3 week stage race in the US is a looooong way off.

We wonder if we don’t get Bradly Wiggins because we’re not British.[VeloNation]

We compare Phil and Paul to math teachers who’ve been teaching for 40 years and can’t seem to find a new script.

We get excited about all the young riders having good runs in the US races, PLUS all the younger American riders going to bigger teams next year!

Anna comes up with a clever classification for the GTs: The Giro is sophisticated mother, the Tour is the overbearing father, and the Vuelta is the red-headed stepchild. Anna also confesses her shock that Nibali is actually a winning rider.

The pundits CONTINUE to put Basso as a Vuelta threat and we continue to be amazed by this.

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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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