World Championship time trials | Episode 22

Sep 21, 2017, 06:57 AM

September 21 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the World Championship time trials in Bergen, Norway.

Tom Dumoulin dominated the men's race to make it a stunning week for Team Sunweb and the Dutch – Team Sunweb won both the men's and women's team time trials and Dumoulin and compatriot Annemiek Van Vleuten won the individual titles.

The podcast tackles the big questions. Should the time trial have finished with the three-kilometre climb? Should the riders have been allowed to swap time trial bikes for road bikes on the red carpet? Should the women's time trial course have tackled the hill too? Should the winners of the team time trials be allowed to wear rainbow jerseys? Should the British Speedgolf Open even be mentioned?

We look ahead to the weekend's road races in a speculation-heavy second part.

There's also a feature from the two Canadian World Cup races held earlier this month by François Thomazeau. Hear from Tyler Farrar and Manuel Quinziato, who are both retiring from professional cycling, and from former Canadian pro rider Gord Fraser.

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