road.cc Podcast episode 52 On episode 52 of the road.cc Podcast, we turn our attentions to a debate that helped break up the monotony during what was, to put it kindly, a rather uninteresting, if especially grim, opening two weeks to the recent Giro d’Italia: Have pro cyclists ‘gone soft’?
While George, Jack, and Ryan discuss why such a question – a common one among some fans and ex-pros seemingly obsessed with how ‘hard’ our sport is – deserves an equally blunt answer, Simon also joins us to chat about his experience of taking over London on a bike at the weekend… as part of a two-wheeled rave.
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Episode 52: Have pro cyclists ‘gone soft’? Perceptions of elite sport (and us mortals) discussed + Simon samples Drum & Bass On The Bike! Listen to the road.cc Podcast on Apple Podcasts (link is external)
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Cycling is a tough sport, we all know that. But during last month’s Giro, a race (despite its sensational, nail-biting final weekend ) characterised by horrible weather, crashes, and the return of Covid-19 in the peloton, it seemed even more gruelling than normal.
However, as discussed by Ryan in a recent opinion piece , off the almost inevitably soaking wet bike, the first grand tour of the season was dominated by a debate that raged on social media, cycling […]