In Episode 50, the Warren Cycling Podcast is joined by Nicholas Greeff from Cape Town, South Africa. Randy and Dean Warren recap a year of podcasts and Nicholas gives insight into cycling in South Africa.
It's almost Christmas and the Warren Cycling Podcast gives it's listeners an extra podcast this week featuring an interview with USA Cycling's CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall. The Warren brothers talk to Derek who is in London and ask about his cycling background. Bouchard-Hall shares his story from getting into the sport, to his rich racing career and then move into life after racing professionally. He tells of his opportunity to move into his current position, and the changes and challenges that USA Cycling faces. The Warren Cycling Podcast wishes you a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!
In Episode 48 Dean speaks from Switzerland to Randy in North Carolina and they get on the subject about training in cold weather and other ways to keep up the fitness in the winter. Dean asks Randy about what to do when getting sick and when the holiday sweets are tempting. The Warren brothers briefly mention the Namur World Cyclo-cross Cup event where Amanda Miller placed 7th. Dean reports that Katerina Nash placed on the podium when she actually won. Randy and Dean produce a shorter podcast allowing the listeners more time to get last minute Christmas shopping done.
Episode 47 features a long interview with Dimension Data’s Lachlan Morton. The Warren brothers spoke with the Boulder, Colorado resident as he was at the Denver airport getting ready to fly back to his home country, Australia. Morton has high praise for his new team and the charity work it does through MTN Qhubeka in distributing bicycles to African children in need. Lachlan spoke about his upcoming season and races as well as his and his brother Gus’ latest Thereabouts film. The latest edition takes the Morton brothers through Columbia and will be released any time now. Randy and Dean speak about domestic team roster changes and BMC’s new kit, before touching on a little cyclocross talk. The Warren Cycling Podcast concludes with a little talk on staying healthy during the busy holiday time.
Randy and Dean Warren cover a multitude of cycling topics in episode 46 of the Warren Cycling Podcast. The main feature is Dean's interview with Giant-Alpecin's Chad Haga. Chad talked over lunch with Dean about his off season and upcoming 2017 campaign. The Warren brothers appreciate the professional cyclists who have taken time to talk to the podcast and look forward to future interviews. Dean and Randy talk about what's going on in cyclocross racing and touch on what to wear in cold temperatures.
In Episode 45 Randy and Dean Warren interview Amanda Miller of Boulder Cyclo Sport. Miller is one of the top female cycle-cross racers and discusses her season. She also tells about her path to becoming a cyclist, and her time as a road racer. Amanda talks training, and the difficulty of the great distances to travel to races in the U.S. and overseas. She has some great goals for the rest of the season and will soon be racing World Cup races, then Nationals and Worlds. The Warren brothers continue the discussion on cycle-cross, then talk a little about what is happening in road cycling news. Dean and Randy talk a little training ride etiquette as well.
The Warren brothers talk to LottoNL-Jumbo's Alexey Vermeulen for an extended interview covering his first year racing on the World Tour level. Alexey speaks from his off season home in Michigan and gets us up to date on what he has been up to since the season ended. He also recaps his first year and tells us about some goals for 2017.
In Episode 43 the Warren Cycling Podcast records on two different days. In the first part Randy and Dean Warren talk about cycling related events, including off season goal setting. The Warren brothers address fan expectations on pro racers as well. The second part of the podcast at 32:42 Randy and Dean interview Bicycle Colorado's Active Transportation Manager Rachel Hultin to talk about the Colorado Pedals Project. This initiative has many components and focuses on making Colorado the best cycling state in the nation.
Randy and Dean get back together to discuss all things cycling in the Warren Cycling Podcast Episode 42. The Warren brothers find plenty of interesting cycling news to talk about plus Dean reveals his plan to get more bikes spread around Europe to ride on his layovers. Randy discusses his recent USA Cycling meetings, Dean and Randy talk a little cyclco-cross and some new rider signings including team phenom Brandon McNulty's deal with Rally Cycling. Randy also describes Zipp's new race wheel.
At a special event the Warren Cycling Podcast recorded and broadcasted on Facebook Live at the Via Bicycle Cafe in Estes Park, Colorado. Dean's wife baked pumpkin and apple pies for any to celebrate the occasion as the Warren's are thankful for their Via Bicycle Cafe sponsorship. The Warren brothers talk about their own cycling backgrounds and how they became avid cyclists. Dean interviews Randy as he expounds on his career as a cyclist, cycling coach and bicycling advocate. Watch the replays of the Facebook Live show in two parts at www.facebook.com/warrencyclingpodcast
Episode 40 of the Warren Cycling Podcast is highlighted by the Warren brothers interviewing Junior Worlds Silver Medalist Skylar Schneider (9:15). We had intended to interview both Skylar and her sister Sam, but will hold off on that interview until the Schneider sisters are able to make their announcement regarding their team for 2017. Skylar shared her UCI World Championship experience as well as gave us insight into how she has developed to be the rider she is at her young age. Randy and Dean discuss the recently completed Abu Dhabi Tour and then talk about next year's Tour de France and Giro d'Italia routes. The Warrens touch on the 6 day track event going on in London and the success of Amanda Miller at the recent cyclo-cross world cup race.
In Episode 39 the Warren Cycling Podcast focuses mostly on the recent UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Doha, Qatar. Randy and Dean talk about the announcement of next year's Tour de France route, although both admit to having not looked very closely at it yet. The Warren brothers report Steve Tilford's unfortunate crash and the merits of wearing a bicycle helmet. As usual Dean and Randy look ahead and see lots more of cycling up ahead with the road season winding down in Abu Dhabi and the 'cross season heating up. The Warren Cycling Podcast looks forward to a taping and a Facebook live event coming up on November 2nd in Estes Park at the Via Bicycle Cafe.
In Episode 38 Randy and Dean focus mostly on talking about the in progress UCI World Cycling Championships taking place in Doha, Qatar. Dean caught up with Gage Hecht at a cyclo-cross race in Loveland, Colorado before Gage headed over to Doha to race the junior road race world championship. Randy and Dean cover the completed individual and team time trials from Worlds and diverge to speak about clincher versus tubular tires. The Warren brothers also cite the lack of live television coverage of the World Championships. They finish with a little talk about cycle-cross and a couple upcoming gran fondo's.
Episode 37, the longest Warren Cycling Podcast to date packs in a full slate of cycling talk starting off with Dean's travel to the Tobago International Cycling Classic and the one day UCI race. Dean interviews Trevor Conner, cycling coach and VeloNews writer about the Tobago racing. The Warren brothers continue the podcast talking about the UCI World Championships about to take place in Doha, Qatar. They speak with Twenty-16 Ridebiker and USA women's road racer Allie Dragoo. Allie just arrived and is preparing for the team time trial which takes place on Sunday. Allie will also race in the road race the following Saturday. Her interview starts 27:53 into the podcast. From Worlds talk, Randy and Dean shift to cycle-cross and are joined in conversation with multi US National Champion Jeremy Powers (44:11 into podcast). Jeremy answers lots of questions and graciously talks about his season and setbacks as well as preparations to move forward for the rest of the year. Jeremy also elaborates on ways in which cycle-cross has grown in the US and Randy and Dean appreciate his role in that process.
In Episode 36 the Warren brothers converge once again to talk about cycling and as usual focus on the professional side of the sport. They recap the recently completed Eneco Tour which just took place in the Netherlands and Belgium. The race gave perhaps a preview to the form of riders hoping to represent their national teams at the upcoming World Championships in Doha, Qatar in October. Slovakia's Peter Sagan is looking awfully strong. The Warrens continued their discussion by mentioning the recent rider transfer news, particularly on the US domestic scene. UnitedHealthcare and Holowesko-Citadel have been busy signing riders with John Murphy moving over to Holowesko and Travis McCabe over to UHC. Randy and Dean noted the number of domestic based riders who will represent the United States and Worlds and the high chance of a medal from junior racer Skylar Schneider. Before concluding the podcast the Warrens discussed the recently completed World Cup Cyclo-cross races in Las Vegas and Iowa City. Randy and Dean look forward to perhaps an interview before the next podcast with US multi-national champion Jeremy Powers.
In Episode 35 the Randy and Dean start out the podcast talking about how this time of year coincides with road racers taking a bit of time off the bike to prepare for next year. The Warren brothers talk about the races still coming up and the current one taking place in the Netherlands and Belgium- the ENECO Tour. They mention Peter Sagan's and Anna van der Breggen's European Championship wins and the talk about the race to collect UCI points as the road season closes out the 2016 campaign. Randy and Dean also talk some cyclo-cross and note Tom Zirbel's Hour Record ride.
In this special edition episode the Warren Cyclng Podcast interviews Kimberly Coats of Team Africa Rising. Kimberly talks to the Warren brothers about forming the first all African professional UCI women's cycling team. The team will compete in 2017 and be comprised of Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Rwandan riders and will initially be based in the United States and race the first half of the season in the US. She explains the hurdles in developing the team such as finding a title sponsor. Kimberly also shared the recent success of Eritrean rider Yohana Dawit at the Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont. Randy and Dean ask about the upcoming World Championships and the participation of African women in Qatar.
The Warren Cycling Podcast Episode 33 starts off with Dean and Randy talking about the recent races in Pennsylvania. Dean interviewed Chris Horner of Lupus, George Simpson of Gateway Harley Davidson, and UnitedHealthcare's Tanner Putt and Jonny Clarke. Dean also spoke with Holowesko Citadel's Oscar Clark and Robin Carpenter after Reading 120 one day race. The following day Dean caught up with Team Jamis' Eric Marcotte after his win at the Thompson Bucks County Classic Doylestown Criterium. The Warren brothers continued their conversation talking about the Vuelta and strong riding from the Orica-BikeExchange team. Randy and Dean look forward to the rest of the season's races and World Championships. They are grateful for the Via Bicycle Cafe in Estes Park, Colorado for sponsoring the Warren Cycling Podcast.
In this special edition Warren Cycling Podcast Randy and Dean Warren interview Colorado Bike Czar Ken Gart. Ken works with Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper to improve all aspects of cycling in Colorado with the goal to make the state the best in the nation for cyclists. The Warren brothers introduce the interview, then discuss afterwards how all aspects of cycling works together to improve the sport we love.
Nick Greeff joins Randy and Dean in Episode 31 to discuss the recent Gateway Cup in St. Louis where Nick just raced. They continue talking about the recently completed Tour of Alberta which includes Dean's interview with overall winner Robin Carpenter (Holowesko-Citiadel) at 6:27 into podcast. The Warren brothers and Nick talk about the Tour of Britain, then the Vuelta and which leads into another interview. Dean talked to Cannondale-Drapac's Ben King on the second rest day in Spain at 29:33 into podcast. Dean, Randy and Nick look at the final week at the Vuelta and end the podcast talking about high altitude riding.
In Episode 30 the Warren brothers catch up on what has been going on in Spain at the Vuelta. Dean and Randy get a little side-tracked and end up with a discussion on the growing popularity of E-bikes. They return to talking about the Tour of Alberta and the latest Axeon-Hagens Berman's victory (along with their highly successful season) by Colin Joyce in stage one in Canada. Randy and Dean note that there is plenty of racing still to come in a longer season than usual due to the later date for the World Championships which will be held in mid October in Qatar.
The Warren brothers convene once again to talk about all things cycling. Randy and Dean mention the new location and dates for the US Professional National Road Championships then dive in to talk about the first week of racing in Spain at the Vuelta a Espana. Randy and Dean recount the US's successes at the Olympics finishing as the nation with the third highest cycling medal count and the importance of that to future Olympic cycling funding. They also talk about women's cycling and the Tour de l'Avenir and the Americans who are doing well there. The Warrens look forward to the rest of the Vuelta and the upcoming cyclocross season.
In Episode 28 Randy and Dean Warren discuss the latest in the world of cycling. Randy had just returned from USA Cycling Masters Track Nationals where the final weekend of racing was cancelled due to rain. The Warren brothers talk about the upcoming Olympic BMX racing as well as the completed Rio Track events. Also discussed were the many smaller European races going on as well as the upcoming Vuelta a Espana and Tour de l'Avenir. The Warren Cycling Podcast is sponsored by the Via Bicycle Cafe in Estes Park, Colorado.
In this special addition episode Dean Warren interviews two time mountain bike Olympian and London 2012 bronze medal winner Georgia Gould. Georgia talks about how she became a mountain biker and the longevity of women cyclists. She shares her Olympic experiences and talks about her transition from a world cup mountain bike racer to a domestic one looking to put more emphasis on the cyclo-cross season. Randy and Dean then expound on the interview and discuss Olympic cycling.
In Episode 26 Randy and Dean converge via Skype to talk the latest in the world of cycling. The Warren Cycling Podcast introduces their new sponsor the Via Bicycle Cafe. The Via Bicycle Cafe located in Estes Park, Colorado is a bike shop and cafe, a great place to visit. Dean recently interviewed LottoNL-Jumbo's Alexey Vermeulen who is in his first season at the World Tour level. Alexey discusses his year so far and talks about his life in Girona, Spain. He speaks about everything from a visit with friends to his cooking skills as well as all the top notch races he's taken part of. Randy and Dean then rehash the men and women's Olympic road races, talk about the individual time trials and make mention of the track events that are just under way. They also touch on the Tour of Utah and discover there's so much more to talk about so look for upcoming episodes.