Podcast: Transgender rider Rachel McKinnon; Thomas Dekker

This episode features interviews with two controversial guests.

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

This episode features interviews with two controversial guests. First, we have Thomas Dekker, a retired pro who recently wrote a book that gives an in-depth look at the rampant doping in the early 2000s. We hear from him on why transparency is important and whether other ex-dopers should be involved in the sport.

Then, we talk to Dr. Rachel McKinnon who just became the first transgender rider to win a world championship. She won the masters 35-44 sprint event on the track over the weekend. McKinnon explains some of the issues and misconceptions about transgender athletes.

Off the top, we discuss the action at Il Lombardia and much more.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast is sponsored by Mavic and Fezzari. Learn more about Mavic’s Allroad wheels and tires here >> … and check out the Fezzari Signal Peak that Spencer’s been riding all season at the Epic Rides mountain bike races.