VeloVoices Podcast 183: Champoussin is like Animal from the Muppets!

Kathi, Midge, Luke, and Euan come together to pick over the final week of the Vuelta a Espana and the other cycling action.

  • There’s love for Egan Bernal
  • Why the Vuelta’s stage 20 will live long in our minds
  • MAL goes MIA, what went wrong?
  • And who did win the Giro????

Plus, all the love for Golden Kilometres and windswept stages at the Benelux Tour and the excitement starts for Paris-Roubaix.

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Vuelta Tweets of the Week : All smizes, boiling heat and burning cars!

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 16 – Jakobsen takes the sprint, Odd still in red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 17 – Bernal and Roglic put on a show, Roglic takes red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 18 – Superman conquers the Gamoniteiru, Roglic stays cool and calm in red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 19 – King Cort rules; Roglic still supreme

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 20 – Champoussin steals a stage stacked with drama

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 21 – Roglic win the stage and the whole damn race

 

VeloVoices Podcast 182: Numbers flapping all over the place!

Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan gather round the table at VeloVoices Towers to chew over the second week of the Vuelta and get excited about some racing on the way.

  • The stages that had EVERYTHING
  • The stages that had NOTHING
  • Love for Team DSM
  • Question marks for Team Bike Exchange
  • Recycled trophies and jerseys, the Vuelta goes green

Plus, if you weren’t excited about the Benelux Tour you will be after Midge previews it! Meanwhile in the UK, there’s a very real possibility of restraining orders as we hunt down the Tour of Britain.

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Catch up on the blog!

Vuelta Tweets of the Week : Aqua bikes, ice showers and animal serenades

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 10 – Storer doubles up, Eiking takes red, Roglic crashes

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 11 – A stage Roglification; Odd keeps red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 12 – Cort stomps to victory; Odd still in red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 13 – Senechal saves the day for Quick Step

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 14 – Bedhead Bardet gets frisky for (B)DSM

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 15 – Majka takes a long solo victory; Eiking stays in red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 14 – Bedhead Bardet gets frisky for (B)DSM

As the Vuelta a Espana headed into the mountains before Monday’s rest day, Stage 14 proved to be one of the dullest days of mountain racing that I have witnessed in some time. Starting with 75km to go, I found myself pondering why I’d agreed to watch this Vuelta again. Eventually, Romain ‘Bedhead’ Bardet reminded why we all turn on the telly and watch these men pedal their cranks. Positioning himself for success in the day’s breakaway, the Team (B)DSM rider kept his powder dry until the final climb, spanking the bibs off of all others with an attack with 6km to go. Left in his wake of dominance, Jesus Herrada of the submissive Cofidis Team, finished second on the day. The cruelty of Herrada is nothing to be forgotten as he rudely outsprinted Alpecin’s Jay Vine, who had bravely recovered after crashing into a team car.

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