Cobbled Classics and Catalonia | Episode 12

Mar 30, 2017, 08:11 AM

March 30 | With three World Tour races taking in the cobbles and climbs of Flanders, it can mean only one thing – the Ronde Van Vlaanderen is just round the corner.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week's three races – Dwars Door Vlaanderen, the Grand Prix E3 Harelbeke and Ghent-Wevelgem – and weigh up who's hot and who's not.

While the Classics riders are occupied by the cobbles, the stage race specialists were racing at the Volta a Catalunya, where evergreen Alejandro Valverde took a convincing win. But, Daniel asks, what does Valverde's form say about the current landscape of professional cycling?

Daniel has also been to Düsseldorf, the German city that will host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France this summer. While there, he meets the Tour's director, Christian Prudhomme, who has some views on the new Hammer Series race.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.