After the cobbles, April 14 2014
In this week’s podcast, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie look back at a thrilling edition of Paris-Roubaix, which was won by Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Niki Terpstra. The Dutchman defeated a group that included a who’s who of cobbled Classics specialists, including Fabian Cancellara, Peter Sagan and Sep Vanmarcke, as well as a Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins. So, how did he do it and why didn’t anyone chase him when he attacked with six kilometres to go? We offer a couple of answers.
We also look at the winners and losers from the cobbled Classics, discuss Sky’s tactics and hear from Rod Ellingworth, who coached Geraint Thomas at the British Cycling Academy, about the Welshman’s development into one of the best Classics riders in the world.
And we answer listeners’ questions and discuss Dave Brailsford’s decision to step down as Performance Director at British Cycling.
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