VN podcast, ep. 7: Honest Howes and the Chinese takeover

Alex Howes discusses disc brakes, the weak riders union, and Cannondale's high-five-free season. Plus, will the Chinese take over cycling?

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Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling. Executive editor Fred Dreier is your host, along with news director Spencer Powlison and senior editor Caley Fretz.

How do pros feel about disc brakes? How does it feel to be on the WorldTour’s poorest, youngest team? Why did Liège-Bastogne-Liège cause a spiritual explosion? Cannondale – Drapac’s Alex Howes joins us to discuss many things, from disc brakes to the weak riders union to Cannondale’s high-five-free season. Then, news from the Far East! We discuss the power of Wanda, a new points-race style road race put on by Infront and Velon, and the potential collapse of the TJ Sport team.

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