In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are reunited in London to reflect on the Paris-Tours Classic and Alejandro Valverde’s

This bumper show was recorded in the cafe at Soho’s Curzon cinema and begins with a discussion on the inclusion of gravel sections in Paris-Tours, which revamped what had previously been known as the sprinters’ Classic.

We also look back at the World Championships and assess Valverde’s victory and what it means for cycling.

The final part of the episode is an exclusive 20-minute interview with outgoing world champion Peter Sagan.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.

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