In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined in Betty’s tearooms by François Thomazeau to discuss the men’s elite time trial.

The gold medal and rainbow jersey was won for the second year in a row by Australia’s Rohan Dennis, who pulled out of the Tour de France midway through, reportedly because he was dissatisfied with his team’s equipment and kit. We discuss what this means for Dennis and also weigh up the significance of Remco Evenepoel’s silver medal. A year ago he was a junior world champion, now he’s a runner-up at elite level.

Plus, hear from Great Britain’s Alex Dowsett and learn about the UCI’s junior conference, where the stars of tomorrow learn about the future career that awaits them.

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

The Cycling Podcast is also supported by Wattbike. To help you get prepped for your Autumn and Winter training, Wattbike is offering a free Essentials Pack (containing a Wattbike HR strap, Wattbike Floor Mat, a Muc-Off care pack and Wattbike Water Bottle) worth £125 when you buy a Wattbike Atom in September. Just visit www.wattbike.com/TCP19 and use code TCP19 at checkout.

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The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour 2019
In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go to https://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events