This week, we have divided the podcast into two parts, enabling those who want to avoid discussion of the coronavirus pandemic to self-isolate from the subject and enjoy a diverting hour or so listening to us talk about cycling.

In this part one, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe pay tribute to the veteran Italian sportswriter Gianni Mura, who died last week, and talk about Milan-Sanremo.

We hear from Julian Alaphilippe’s Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates Tim Declercq and Zdenek Stybar about how the Frenchman won the race, then go back in time 38 years to 1982 and a stunning surprise victory for a much less well-known French rider.

Lionel remembers Sean Kelly’s descent of the Poggio in pursuit of Moreno Argentin in 1992 and Richard mentions the victory by Italian Maurizio Fondriest the following year.

Finally in this part, we hear from AG2R’s American rider Larry Warbasse in Lockdown Larry.

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If you want to watch footage of any of the races we talked about this week you can find them on YouTube.

2019 – Alaphilippe’s victory

1982 – Marc Gomez’s surprise (French)

1992 – Sean Kelly’s pursuit of Moreno Argentin on the Poggio

1993 – Maurizio Fondriest’s win

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