Podcast #26: Money’s (not) too tight to mention

With practicalities such as the wage bill set to one side, Tim, Kitty and Panache assemble the finest 20-man squad money – or at least someone else’s money! – can buy.

(Apologies for the sound quality in this recording – we had a few technical issues …)

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Links & notes

News stories

Fabian Cancellara considers hour record (Velonews)

Lefevere doesn’t want Cavendish racing on the track (Cyclingnews)

Johan Bruyneel: “I’m done with cycling” (road.cc)

Team Nutella-Fondue

Here is our final 20-man selection, grouped by the role within the team for which they were selected:

All-rounders: Chris Froome (Sky), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Climbers: Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

Mountain domestiques: Ivan Basso (Cannondale), Richie Porte (Sky)

Sprinters: Mark Cavendish (OPQS), Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano)

Lead-out men: Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol), Mark Renshaw (OPQS)

Time trial specialist: Tony Martin (OPQS)

Classics riders: Tom Boonen (OPQS), Fabian Cancellara (Trek), Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Breakaway specialist: Jan Bakelants (Trek)

Super-domestique: Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol)

Team captain: Bernhard Eisel (Sky)

Young rider (23 or under): Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQS)

Wild-card selections: Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp), Zdenek Stybar (OPQS)

Next podcast: Monday 9th December

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