In this episode of the In the Bunch show Phil Liggett gives his views on the world’s most valuable cyclist, Peter Sagan, the world champs course and the abuse of therapeutic use exemptions.
We catch up with Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio on how she narrowly missed the podium at the Tour of Flanders and Willie Smit discusses his struggles during the Volta a Catalunya.
Ryan Gibbons speaks to us about his “frustrating” ride at the Gent-Wevelgem and we chat to Brendon Davids who endured his most difficult day on a bicycle at the Tour de Langkawi.
Locally, we speak to Julian Jessop and Amy McDougall who won the African jerseys under trying circumstances at the Cape Epic.
Young Tiffany Keep caught our eye after finishing second at the Emperors Palace Classic and we wanted to know how she dealt with the gear restrictions.
Alan Hatherly and Mariske Strauss speak to us after winning the second SA MTB XCO Series event ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
We finish off by asking ultra-endurance cyclist Bruce Hughes what motivates him.
Join us for another stage of the “world’s fastest cycling magazine show”.
Episode 14 includes:
- Phil Liggett weighs in on Velonews’s list of most valuable riders;
- Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio misses a Tour of Flanders podium;
- Liggett assesses the tough world road championships course at Innsbruck;
- Willie Smit talks about the horrendous conditions at Volta a Catalunya in his first race after breaking collarbone;
- Ryan Gibbons is left frustrated after Gent-Wevelgem;
- Brendon Davids places seventh at Tour de Langkawi after his most difficult day on a bike;
- Julian Jessop and Amy McDougall win African jerseys at Cape Epic despite illness;
- Reynard Butler takes Emperors Palace Classic;
- Teenager Tiffany Keep battles gear restrictions to place second at Emperors;
- Alan Hatherly and Mariske Strauss triumph in second leg of SA MTB XCO Cup series; and
- Ultra-endurance cyclist Bruce Hughes talks about his addiction.
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