VN Podcast: USA Cycling’s Yorkshire success, Van Vleuten’s big win, Quinn Simmons interview
The UCI World Road Championships in Yorkshire wrapped up this weekend with thrilling victories in the men’s and women’s elite road races. On this week’s episode of The VeloNews Podcast, Fred and Andy break down all of the action from the road races.
First, the guys examine the men’s elite road race, which saw Danish hard man Mads Pedersen take a thrilling win. Pre-race favorite Mathieu van der Poel was in contention to win, but then bonked with 13km to go. The guys examine the race, and try to understand what happened to van der Poel. Plus, what happened to Matteo Trentin, who was another favorite to win?
Then, the guys discuss Annemiek van Vleuten’s 104-kilometer breakaway to win the women’s race, and the aggressive racing of American Chloé Dygert Owen.
Fred and Andy debate the UCI’s controversial decision to disqualify Nils Eekhoff, who initially won the Under-23 men’s race only to be disqualified.
Then, the guys talk about USA Cycling’s success at this year’s worlds. The Americans won seven medals, three of them gold, in the races.
Finally, we hear from American Quinn Simmons, who won the junior men’s road race. Simmons takes us inside of his winning ride, and discusses his decision to step into the WorldTour next year at age 19.
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