The podcast is good. Not a ton of english-speaking content when it comes to bike racing. Bruyneel and Hincapie are particularly good. Armstrong is...well...let's say often wrong, and still has to make it all about him. But they cover the big races and Bruyneel is worth listening to regarding tactics etc.Went for a ride with an old riding pal over the weekend. He was telling me how Lance, Georgie and Johan were all recently on his podcast marveling at the peloton speeds right now and how they woulnd't be able to keep up.
Yup, people tune in for his podcast.
I just watched it (because this post made me curious).i do enjoy when they make picks for races, you can tell sometimes they have some "insider" knowledge, ie Lance picking Fuglsang to win the 2019 TDF and then it coming out months later that he was working with Ferrari. too much of a coincidence there.
also, did anyone else catch what Bruyneel said about Dumoulin at the end of their latest ep? That he has a "theory" about why he was out of racing for the last few months, but he couldn't elaborate. it really seemed to me that he was hinting that he tested positive.
True, but the entire "I'm depressed so I quit... now I'm coming back with no preparation & I'll race the Olympics" does require a certain suspension of disbelief.Well he's better right and has some serious knowledge about it. Otherwise it's a pretty ugly move, hardcore dopers imputing a doping catch to a rider with depressions.
He was "inspired" to get back to racing after he watched Amstel, don't you remember?True, but the entire "I'm depressed so I quit... now I'm coming back with no preparation & I'll race the Olympics" does require a certain suspension of disbelief.
I don't know whether this is the correct thread for this, but Dumoulin just did an interview with L'Equipe: Tom Dumoulin, après quatre mois de pause : « J'avais besoin de cette période » - L'Équipe (lequipe.fr)He was "inspired" to get back to racing after he watched Amstel, don't you remember?
Tom always had some kind of mental instability, so this situation fits somehow into his personality, but the fact that he changed his mind so quickly (after his initial announcement I got an expression he might not come back to cycling ever again) is really bizarre. Like he lost nothing so far in terms of this season (he'd be only helper in classics) and coming back to racing just in the right moment to prepare to his biggest goals.
He mentioned this on his show recently and made it clear "the only race anyone cares about or has heard of is the Tour de France."Was there any ever serious discussion at the time that Lance would attempt the Giro-Tour double? Surely with the best program in the peleton he could have managed it once, considering it was a big thing in the 90s.