CyclingTips Podcast: Roadside repairs and the secret to Amstel Gold

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There are tools and skills you need to bring on every ride — what are they? This week’s Nerd Alert tackles roadside and trailside repairs, including what should be in your saddle bag or tool roll.

But first, Michael Valgren won Amstel Gold in exactly the same way he won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. What’s his secret? Is the new Amstel finish better than the old one? It’s now a finish that better suits the fast men, including Peter Sagan, because the Cauberg is farther from the finish line. Does that make for better racing? Time for some debate.

Plus, Neal Rogers chats with the folks behind USA Crits, a series of the best criteriums in the US. 

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