CyclingTips Podcast: What happens when pros don’t like their bikes?

What happens when pros don’t like their bikes? Sometimes they switch teams. Sometimes they complain to the media.

For time trialists in particular, following the fastest equipment is a well-honed path to success. In this episode of the CyclingTips Podcast, News Editor Shane Stokes catches up with Irish road and TT champion Ryan Mullen to chat about the speed he thinks he’ll gain with a move to Trek-Segafredo. Then, Neal Rogers and James Huang dig into an alleged rift between cyclocross world champion Wout Van Aert and his team’s bike sponsor — though it seems as though there is likely more to it than a simple equipment issue.

Ever tried bunny hopping a patriarchy? Ellen Noble does it every weekend. Ella editor Anne-Marije Rook brings us a story about empowerment through airtime.

And yes, we were wrong about Chris Froome going to the 2018 Giro d’Italia. But now that we know he’s going, what does it mean? Will he be riding, or racing? If he goes there to win, Caley Fretz thinks he may not win any more Tours de France as a result.

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