The Warren Cycling Podcast recorded on Facebook Live previewing the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dean interviewed Lauren Stephens (Tibco Silicon Valley Bank) and Mindy McCutcheon (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Team) as well as 303 Project cycling team manager Nicholas Greeff and Joe Martin Stage Race director Bruce Dunn.
In Episode 66 Randy and Dean Warren offer their thoughts on the big weekend of cycling all across the world. They talk about Gent-Wevelgem, the Volta a Catalunya, the Coppi e Bartali, Tour of Taiwan and the Tour de Normandie in varying degrees of depth. Dean and Randy highlight the top American finishers such as Team Sunweb's Coryn Rivera's third place at the Women's World Tour one day classic Gent-Wevelgem and Team USA's Ian Garrison's second place at the U23 Gent-Wevelgem race. They mention along the way Alejandro Valverde's (Movistar) dominating performance at the Volta a Catalunya and Tom Skujens (Cannondale-Drapac)'s near overall win the the Coppi e Bartali. The Warren brothers conclude this episode talking about the upcoming US domestic race in Arkansas, the long running Joe Martin Stage Race.
In Episode 65 (The second bonus episode and third episode this week!) Randy and Dean Warren interview bicycle race and event announcer Frankie Andreu. Andreu raced professionally in Europe for 12 seasons, directed domestic teams and now announces at cycling races and events across the country. He brings his insight to the podcast talking about the upcoming domestic season and what teams and riders to look for. The Warren brothers conclude the podcast discussing the various races coming up for each calendar, the Pro Road Tour, the American Road Calendar and the USA Crits series.
Episode 64 features an interview with American Coryn Rivera of Team Sunweb. Coryn talks about her Women's World Tour win at the Trofea Alfredo Binda race and her spring season as well as being on a European based team. The Warren brothers recap the latest from the Volta a Catalunya and the Dwars door Vlaaneren race in Belgium.
Episode 63 begins with a recap of the first cycling monument of the season, Milan-Sanremo. The Warren brothers discuss Bora Hansgrohe's Peter Sagan's move on the Poggio and how Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski outsprinted Sagan and Quickstep Floors Julian Alaphilippe. Dean reported from the first day at the Volta a Catalunya, and interviewed Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data), Chad Haga (Team Sunweb), Brent Bookwalter (BMC) and Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo). The podcast finishes off with a report on Team Sunweb's Coryn Rivera's excellent Women's World Tour victory at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda race.
In Episode 62 Randy and Dean talk about the recently completed Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico stage races and what we learned from them. The Warren brothers discuss which riders are going well, and some that are not as much. Dean and Randy shift their talk towards the upcoming Milan-Sanremo monument and Volta a Catalunya stage race and look forward to those events as well.
In a bonus episode this week, the Warren brothers talk about what has happened in the time trials at the World Tour stage race Paris-Nice and the first stage at the World Tour stage race in Italy, Tirreno-Adriatico. Dean and Randy are then joined by UnitedHealthcare's Travis McCabe. McCabe just returned recently stateside after a successful start to his race season with wins in Australia and Malaysia. Travis talks about racing for his new team and lessons learned from lead-out extraordinaire Greg Henderson. The Warren brothers also discuss the inclusion and exclusion of teams invited to this year's Amgen Tour of California.
In Episode 60 LottoNL-Jumbo's Alexey Vermeulen joins the Warren Cycling Podcast from the Federal, a new coffee shop in Girona, Spain owned by Movistar's Rory Sutherland. Alexey talks about his early season races including Strade Bianche, the Abu Dhabi Tour, and Santos Tour Down Under. He also chats about his upcoming season goals and fills us in on life in Girona with his new roommate Tyler Williams of the Cycling Academy. Randy and Dean continue the podcast discussing the latest races including the fascinating first two stages at Paris-Nice.