Two part Lemond podcast hits the spot…

If you have been with Fendrien since the outset you will know that 1989 was the second Tour de Francce I followed and its conculsion was enough to ensure my love for the sport would remain undiminshed (to date) over the decades.

Greg LeMond came back from incredible adversity to win the race by a mere 8 seconds from the late Laurent Fignon.

That summer seemed to be warmer and sunnier than any other I can remember and it made me save up for some Oakley’s and a Dawes Impulse road bike.

It’s fair to say Greg has had an interesting and not altogether positive experience with the sport since he retired in the early 1990’s. He incurred the wrath of Lance Armstrong amongst others but is making a comeback.

He has been a Eurosport pundit and has relaunched his own label bike brand after it had been dumped by Trek.

Imagine my delight then when Cyclist magazine recently uploaded a two part podcast with the great man covering all manner of topics, not just ’89.

Click here to go through to their site and enjoy it.

Great to have you back Greg.

GCN 2020 racing review

It’s been epic…

Whilst I am really into the current cyclo cross season, there is still time to reflect on the stop start road season.

GCN have thankfully saved us all the trouble of trawling through loads of highlights by putting it all together in one video which you can enjoy here…

You can also go back an enjoy our end of season top 3 riders podcast here.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year.

A look back to when I ranted about attacking down hill… it’s relevant at the moment as well.

When the podcast was weekly, back in 2017, I took one of the episodes as an opportunity to rant about rider safety and the merits of how safe it is to attack a bike race downhill.

With recent injury to Remco Evenepoel and rider protests about safety at the Tour of Wallonie this afternoon, its a good time to revisit the audio as a lot of what I said that day is still relevant today.

Click here.

Something to pass the time…

We are all going to have a bit more time (possibly) as a result of the current situation. So let’s use it wisely!

I am going to learn the piano (maybe), but before that I am going to keep up to date with the excellent recycle podcast from Eurosport.

https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/re-cycle-the-cycling-history-podcast

Make sure you give it a listen. Series 2 has longer episodes so there is more to keep you going on the turbo.

Fendrien cast 126

The show is back after its winter break.

https://castbox.fm/vb/234383561

It has been quite some time since last recording a podcast.

There has been a couple of formats tried in the past from the monthly commute friendly 10 minute update to the longer format once a fortnight conversational piece.

However its nice to be back and it felt nice to be chatting over the cyclo cross and start to the road season.

It’s also been nice to listen back to the pod and hear some chat about cycling without it being sponsored by Laka !