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It has been a big week for American cyclists — Ben King won two stages at the Vuelta. Sepp Kuss, in his debut Vuelta, has been tearing up the climbs. And Ashton Lambie set a new world record in the individual pursuit, winning Pan-American Games gold.

We talk to all three of those riders, plus we hear from European correspondent Andrew Hood who has been following the Vuelta.

Spencer also has a quick rundown of what Rebecca’s Private Idaho is all about. This gravel race put on by the “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch is just as fun as it is hard.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by Roka. Spencer wore the superlight GP-1 sunglasses at Rebecca’s Private Idaho and loved their comfortable fit and clear optics. Learn more >>

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