The surf 'n' turf Vuelta

Aug 22, 2018, 04:50 PM

August 22 | In our final weekly episode before daily coverage of the Vuelta a España begins on Saturday, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in the London sunshine to preview the third and final grand tour of the season.

We discuss what the course is like, who the favourites are and what we can expect from the next three weeks of racing.

We also hear from Mitchelton-Scott sports director Matt White about the decision to field both Simon and Adam Yates, and what they have learned from the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year.

The Cycling Podcast's daily Vuelta a España coverage will begin on Saturday evening after the opening time trial in Malaga where they will be joined by Spanish journalist Fran Reyes.

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