VN podcast, ep. 69: CX worlds recap; why is Froome racing?

We analyze and opine on a tough, muddy world cyclocross championships then ponder why Chris Froome is planning to race this month.

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With brutal mud on a gnarly course, ‘cross worlds didn’t disappoint… and neither did the U.S. women’s team. We recap and analyze the battle between Sanne Cant and Katie Compton. Then, we try to make sense of why the tables turned in the ongoing rivalry between Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert.

Of course, the podcast wouldn’t be complete without an update on Chris Froome. Turns out, he’s going to race in a week or so, despite the Salbutamol scandal. We debate whether this is the right move or not. Andrew Hood takes the pulse of the peloton to see if fellow pro riders want to see Froome back at the races.

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