Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

Tour de France organizers boasted that the 2019 route was the “highest Tour ever” — does that mean it will be exciting for fans? We analyze the mountainous route and debate whether they should have included more time trial kilometers.

Also at the Tour presentation, race director Christian Prudhomme had some strong takes on power meters — he thinks they should be banned from racing! Is that right? Does he even understand how they work? We discuss. Read more in this excerpt from the new VeloPress book, “How the Race was Won.”

If you live in the Colorado Front Range (or close enough to drive) come out to VeloSwap on Saturday! Fred and Spencer will be there checking out all the cool vintage bike gear.