Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

January 9, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Miles Scotson solos to thrilling Australian road race title; Garfoot adds women’s Australian road race title to tally in Orica-Scott one-two; Sam Jenner solos to Australian U23 road race title; Joe Cooper wins his second New Zealand road race title; Rushlee Buchan takes record-breaking fourth New Zealand road race title; Cyclocross national champions crowned; Chris Froome and Cadel Evans interview one another; Miles Scotson’s national champion’s jersey; Alberto Contador’s indoor training video; When indoor training and gymnastics collide.

Chris Froome and Cadel Evans interview one another

by CyclingTips

Here’s something a little different — two Tour de France winners interviewing one another. In this piece from Procycling magazine, published at sister publication Cyclingnews, Cadel Evans and Chris Froome take turns playing interviewer. Here’s an excerpt:

Chris Froome: Looking further back to 2008…You won’t remember this – you were trying to win the Tour yourself – but that was my debut as a neo-pro on Barloworld.

Cadel Evans: I do remember!

CF: That was the year Carlos Sastre won; you were second, under a minute back. My best result was something like 14th in the final time trial, so I wasn’t up there on GC but do you remember racing against me? Or were you focused on your race?

CE: I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.

With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!

Follow the link to read more at Cyclingnews.

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