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66 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
L39ion of LA was simply unbeatable this weekend at Tulsa Tough. A complete sweep of the top step of every podium in all the pro races, men's and women's, is just a dominating result. Adam Mills, and Céline Oberholzer join me to breakdown everything that happened over 3 days in Tulsa. We are brought to you by Source Endurance. Use the promo code "criteriumnation" at checkout for $50 off your first month's coaching. We are also brought to you this week by the Sunny King Criterium, the King of All Crits, which is happening on July 3 in Anniston Alabama. Sign up today and use "CriteriumNation" for 10% off your race entry.
60 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Armed Forces Recap
Céline Oberholzer, Wolfpack, and Kyle Tiesler, Support Clean Sport, help breakdown the action from the first big weekend of crit racing in 2021 at Armed Forces in Arlington, VA. It was a hot and humid couple of days with some familiar names like Kendall Ryan, L39ion, taking a win; but then some new names like Stephen Vogel, Project Echelon, make their appearance in emphatic style. This show is brought to you by Source Endurance. Use the promo code "criteriumnation" at check out for $50 off your first month.
63 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Stars and Stripes Part 2
What happens when you are one of the most admired and respected bike racers in the American peloton...you win races. Emma White of Rally Cycling is the reigning criterium champion and she won it in Knoxville by racing hard and smart and with the help of her team. Now she has her eyes set on adding an Olympic gold medal to her World Champion jersey and national title. This show is brought to you by Source Endurance. Use the promo code "criteriumnation" for $50 off your first month.
63 minutes | May 26, 2021
Stars and Stripes Part 1
2 episodes, 2 weeks in a row, 2 pro criterium national champs. If you want more #critbeef it's inside. If you want insight into the mind of one of the best athletes in the US, it's inside. If you need more Danny Estevez content, it's inside. If you need more info about how this is going to be the hottest year on record for the crit circuit, it's inside. Travis McCabe of Best Buddies Racing is here and he's not holding back. This show is brought to you by Source Endurance. Use "criteriumnation" at check for $50 off your first month of coaching with them.
68 minutes | May 19, 2021
The 2021 Preview Show
It's time to talk racing. This episode is jam packed with information previewing the 2021 USACRITS competition, the Pro Road Tour, Nationals, all of the best events in the country. Plus we reveal our first week of power rankings. Allan Schroeder, CS Velo, and Céline Oberholzer, Wolfpack, help break it all down. We've got merch available, pick up your #critbeef shirt here. This show is brought to you by Source Endurance. Use "criteriumnation" at check out for $50 off your first month.
71 minutes | May 12, 2021
It. Changes. Nothing.
#critbeef is real. It has sharpened the focus of the upcoming crit season, and provided a reason to the top athletes to compete. It has also opened up an opportunity to look at why the US has an amateur and pro crit championship and whether that makes any sense any more. Adam Myerson joins us to provide context and historical perspective for how we've gotten here and what it all means going forward. This show is brought to you by Source Endurance. Use "criteriumnation" at check out for $50 off your first month.
56 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
The Criterium Queries Vol. 1
Your subject matter expert, and guru, Zack Allison of Source Endurance stops by to answer our questions on a variety of different criterium related topics. We are brought to you by Source Endurance. Please use "criteriumnation" for $50 off your first month when you sign up with them.
70 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Tiffany Thomas is a transgender woman, she's a bike racer, and a human. She is living in extraordinary times, right alongside all of us, and this is her story. Discovering and living her identity as a person and an athlete isn't easy; but it's her truth. We learn about that truth and what we as fellow members of the bike racing community can do to be there with her. We are brought to you by Source Endurance. Please use "criteriumnation" for $50 off your first month when you sign up with them.
53 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
What We Pay Forward
The community we build is our legacy. The time we spend in this sport is only a part of the overall story of the sport; and what we do to make it better than it was when we started, stands as a testament to our character. Jed Schneider, multi-time awesomeness and dear friend, took some time to talk to me about the view from this side of 30 years in the sport, and what he hopes to do in the 30 more years that he has left to go. We are brought to you by Source Endurance. Please use "criteriumnation" for $50 off your first month when you sign up with them.
56 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
The single biggest question facing a lot of us is when will it be safe to race. For Levine Law Group Elite Cycling that decision has a bright line-- when you are completely vaccinated. As a team, they have decided that it isn't right to race without being vaccinated amidst an historic epidemic which has now seen more than 550,000 deaths in just the United States. We are several months into the vaccine rollout; and it's not been even or smooth everywhere; but it's happening, with nearly 4 million people being vaccinated every day. Emma Bast and Dakota Topp tell us about this decision, how the team came to it, and why they felt it was important to speak out.
61 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
We Are Team CLIF Bar
CLIF Bar has been at the front, or more aptly put off the front, at many of the biggest USACRITS and domestic road events for the past couple year. In that time their roster, sponsors, and overall team ethos has remained largely unchanged. That level of consistency and stick-to-it-ness is commendable in sport. We sit down with four of the guys who have been a part of the organization to find out about how the team works, and how they've kept themselves focused during the down year.
72 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Matt Allen (The Slow Ride Podcast) and Michael Boedigheimer (The Media Pit) help send our SEO into orbit with this discussion of food in bike racing. Topics: criteriums, cyclocross, Belgian cyclocross, Wout van Aert, egg sandwiches, breakfast, coffee, espresso, tea, gas station food, chicken-on-a-stick, Mpls, NOLA, DC, Giro (the ride in NOLA), Ant McCrossan, porridge, muesli, oatmeal, bad decisions, McDonald's, shame eating, beer, IPA, saison, Belgian country ale, pineapple, pizza, provel, Chicago, Ohio, topo chico, city museum, burritos, Chipotle, Pizza Hut, Mayor Pete, diplomacy, carrots, plums, light treason, handlebar bags, town line sprints, cafes.
55 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Stare Decisis: The Pro Road Tour and American Cycling
Seventeen days of criterium racing across some of the biggest and best events in the American calendar. We are one nation united by criteriums. Each event, as a standalone race makes perfect; but the union of events in a series or as part of a calendar is a touch lacking. Where is the story? Where is the drama? What links them all together? Right now it doesn't seem like too much. Eric Hill of Project Echelon gives us his take as a racer and team director on what the PRT is, why his team does it, and what ways he thinks it can better serve our community.
69 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Salaries in Women's Pro Cycling
Lily Williams of Rally Cycling and I discuss the recent survey on salaries in women's professional cycling published by the Cyclist's Alliance. More than that we confront a lot of issues in the women's peloton, including overcoming the taboo about talking about wages, the value of trade unions, and why having an attorney or someone with contract negotiations experience in your corner is a valuable asset when looking at offers.
67 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Racing in Florida
A lot to unpack in this episode, Conor Delanbanque of Good Guys Racing talks about his youth growing up as a mixed race kid living in England before coming to the US. He tells us about what it's like to race on the islands and helps convince us that we should all give it a shot. And he also helps start the conversation that will occupy so much of 2021, which is whether to race our bikes while Covid is still a huge threat to our society. He's made the decision to race and tells us about that thought process.
57 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
The Future is Alright (part 4)
In the final installment we speak with our eldest of the new generation of American/Aussie crit racers, Owen Gillot of Team CLIF Bar. At 25 years old he's reached a point in life where remaining at the top of the sport, and being a professional in the work force require compromise and balance. It's not impossible to do both; but it certainly requires making choices.
51 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
The Future is Alright (Part 3)
For our third installment in this series we feature Céline Oberholzer of ATX Wolfpack p/b Jakroo. When life as a professional dancer became impossible because of a series of injuries, she was fortunate to find bike racing through the Little 500 at Indiana University. She quickly fell in love with the sport and her passion led her to chase racing all across the country. The backstory of life before bike racing included struggles with an eating disorder. She talks about those struggles and her efforts at promoting social justice and equality. If you, someone you love, or simply someone you know is suffering with an eating disorder there are tons of resources for you. Kristen Arnold, MS, RD, CSSD, has been kind enough to provide us with a few resources like Eating Disorder Hope or the National Eating Disorders Association. There is hope and help.
45 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
The Future is Alright (Part 2)
In part 2 we take a look at faith, the faith that a team and veteran riders place the future and the younger riders in whom they see potential. Dalton Collins, of Automatic Racing, is just 21 years old; but he has the faith of the 2019 USACRITS individual champ, Tom Gibbons and the full squad of veteran heavy hitters on team orange. Follow them on IG: @its_dalton_yoo & @automatic_racing
52 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
The Future is Alright (Part 1)
A new year brings with it promise and potential; and, that is what this four part series of episodes is all about. We've linked together stories from four of the best and brightest hopes for criterium racing's future and present them to you at the beginning of this year. The first up is Tyler Reynolds of Pella, IA, and First Internet Bank Cycling Team. He's the 2017, 15-16 national road race champ, and is on year two of being on the verge of stepping up to the big leagues with his spot on a domestic elite team. Follow them on IG: @tyler.reynolds20 and @firstibcycling
50 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
The Big Apple
There's nothing quite like New York City. It's got lights, life, culture action, and plenty of crit racing. Yes, you don't have to have miles and miles of open farm roads to have crit racing. You can do it right in the heart of the biggest city in the United States. Michael Tan of Good Guys Racing p/b High Water Women is here to tell us all about it. Follow them on IG @the_michaeltan @goodguysnyc
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