The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 16

Sep 18, 2017, 08:09 AM

September 18 | In the September episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Bob and Tom Varney, the father-and-son team who run Drops. The British team has just enjoyed its second year and will step up again in 2018 with American star Tayler Wiles joining from UnitedHealthcare.

We have a report from Fran Reyes at the Madrid Challenge, the final race in the Women’s World Tour. Fran spoke to American Coryn Rivera, who was second, one of Spain’s best prospects, Sheyla Gutiérrez, and Elisa Longo Borghini, who gives a very blunt assessment of the Madrid event.

We also hear from Mark Cavendish. Two episodes ago, he was singled out for praise by Ashleigh Moolman Pasio for his support for women’s racing. “I find it hard to get my head around, because for me, it’s cycling,” Cavendish told Orla. “It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s men’s, women’s or junior cycling.”

Finally, we have an interview with one of the world’s top young riders, Denmark’s Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. The Cervélo-Bigla rider won the youth classification of the Women’s World Tour and placed highly in races such as Strade Bianche and the OVO Women’s Tour, as well as winning the Semana Ciclista Valenciana.

The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.