VeloVoices Podcast 201: Gravel Against Remco

Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan pull apart the first full week of Vuelta action and ask:

  • Can anyone stop Remco?
  • What’s up with Roglic?
  • How much do we admire Marc Soler?
  • And has the racing really been a bit flat?

Plus all the things you don’t get from your other cycling podcasts like the architecture of Milton Keynes, the correct pronunciation of Hawick and a Go Fund Me for a worthwhile cause.

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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 4 – Rojo Rogla takes the stage and GC lead

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 5 – Soler steals the stage, Molard moves into red

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 6 – Rain and mist cover Vine’s victory while Remco is rojo

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 7 – Jesus Herrada takes the day for Cofidis

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 8 – Jay climbs the Vine to second stage win

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Meintjes triumphant; Remco redder than ever

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Meintjes triumphant; Remco redder than ever

It was stage 9 of Vuelta 2022 and with a demonic final climb that had nasty double-digit inclines, it was hoped at VeloVoices Towers that this would finally ignite our imaginations by setting up rivalries all over the road, handlebar to handlebar, to give us a second week of ‘what will happen today’ anticipation. Did it, hell. We did get a popular Wanty breakaway winner in the form of Louis Meintjes, that was good. And although Remco Evenepoel‘s display of grit and power on the final climb was impressive, it didn’t half make our hearts sink to see him stretch out his lead in red even further.

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Tour de France Stage 12: Purito lights up a grey day

Under the thunder, lightning, hail and rain of the Tour de France’s stage 12, it was fitting that the the general classification battle was a rather soggy squib. Dave Brailsford’s Team Sky automatons turned in one of their soul-crushingly authoritative performances to ensure Chris Froome lost no real time to his competitors, while Joaquim Rodriguez took his second stage win of the race from a breakaway.

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