Cyclingnews podcast: Episode 38

Ballerini, biological passports, armchair experts and camels

Don't get the hump – listen to this week's podcast and all will become clear!

Ciao faithful podcast listeners. With the European racing season now underway we finally have something to talk about in Episode 38 of the Cyclingnews podcast!

This week, Cyclingnews’s Daniel Benson and BikeRadar’s Jeff Jones discuss all the racing from the Tour of Qatar, Mallorca Challenge and Tour Mediterraneen Cycliste Professionnel, before looking ahead to the Americas’ biggest and most anticipated race, the Tour of California.

Can Leipheimer win a fourth title? Can Rogers or Zabriskie stop him? And can our duo tell the difference between kilometres and miles?

Of course no podcast would be complete without a dose of doping news and this week Benson and Jones discuss Anne Gripper’s latest comments on amateur armchair sceptical experts and Rabobank’s men in orange releasing test data.

Finally, we pay tribute to the late Franco Ballerini, who died last week in a rally car accident. Ballerini was a true gent within cycling, illustrated by the number of friends, family and fans who turned out for his funeral. On the bike Ballerini won Roubaix twice and after he retired he united a broken Italian team, leading them to multiple world titles and Olympic success. He’ll be sorely missed and CN and BikeRadar would like to wish his family their condolences. Thanks for the memories Franco.

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