Better Late Than Never

Season 12, Episode 52,   May 24, 07:18 AM

In the May episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, Rose Manley, Denny Gray and Rebecca Charlton look back over the recent Spanish stage racing from the comfort of their own cabaña.

Questions may have hung over Demi Vollering’s form after a consistent if lacklustre run in the Spring Classics, but the SD Worx rider answered in no uncertain manner with three dominant performances across the Vuelta Femenina, Itzulia Women and Vuelta a Burgos. Some unexpected rivals emerged though, most notably Evita Muzic who is priming herself to be France’s great hope at this year’s Tour de France Femmes. The team also discuss a huge comeback win for Lotta Henttala at the Vuelta a Burgos, her first victory in over five years after struggles with both her physical and mental health.

This month’s feature visits the topic of latecomers to the sport. These are riders who make the jump from regular jobs to elite racing careers in their late 20s and 30s. We hear from Jayco-Alula’s Mavi Garcia, Movistar’s Mareille Meijering and Coop-Repsol’s Monica Greenwood about their journeys into cycling and the peculiar life lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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