The 2018 season is off and running

Jan 18, 09:04 AM
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January 18 | The Cycling Podcast returns with a bumper episode just as the 2018 road racing season gets underway with the Tour Down Under.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss some of the big stories from the off-season, including the latest developments, or lack of developments, with Chris Froome’s salbutamol case, and the announcement of the teams that have been awarded wild card places in this year’s Tour de France.

Daniel recently attended Team Sunweb’s official presentation event in Berlin and we hear from defending Giro d’Italia champion Tom Dumoulin on the Froome case and the Giro’s decision to start with stages in Israel, and from Wilco Kelderman on his plans for next season.

With the 20th edition of the Tour Down Under in progress, we hear from Adelaide’s Stuart O’Grady, the winner of the first event back in 1999, about the attitudes of the European peloton when the race was first held.

And we chew over some of the highlights from the 2018 Vuelta a España route, which was announced this week, as well as reveal The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour of Britain – a series of seven live events to be held around the country this spring to mark the launch of our debut book. Details are on our website at thecyclingpodcast.com now.

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