CyclingTips Podcast: The chasm between ethics and law, plus a plea for fun bikes

by Caley Fretz


A hallmark of the modern cycling scandal is its location, wedged somewhere in between the ethical line the sport has drawn for itself and the legal line drawn by the WADA code. This week’s news surrounding Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins is no different. We dig into how those lines are drawn, and how they might be re-drawn. 

Strade Bianche was, once again, an incredible day of racing. Tiesj Benoot pulled off an impressive solo victory and Wout van Aert showed us once again that he’s ready to take on the biggest names in road racing. Strade Bianche is so good that some are calling for a sixth monument. Would this race qualify? 

Nerd Alert returns (briefly) to the gun and boycott debate before focusing one something far more enjoyable: The new Trek Checkpoint is the latest in a string of bikes designed for fun on any surface. 

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