Grumpy Cyclists Are Slower - Is That You? | The GCN Show Ep. 300

Published on October 9th 2018


Welcome to the 300th GCN Show! Coming up this week, are happy riders quicker than grumpy riders? Plus, Hank goes extreme at the Red Hook Crit in Milan. Meanwhile, poor old Oscar Pujol is having his KOM’s stolen by Alberto Contador! Enter our Continental giveaway: Shop GCN Winter Kit: Pre-Order Your Casual Winter Jackets Now! Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Subscribe to GCN en Español: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: This week in the world of cycling, we learned that the American pro cycling scene could have an unlikely saviour. Former doper turned seller of dope, Floyd Landis, is using the money from the Lance Armstrong payout to set up a racing team. We also learned that whilst Paris Tours got a bit more extreme, it’s got nothing on the Red Hook Crits. This past week also saw a very interesting piece of scientific research pop onto our radar, titled “The Influence of Pleasure and Attentional Focus on Performance and Pacing Strategies in Elite Individual Time Trials”. It’s more interesting than it sounds! In essence, it says that pleasure has a direct effect on your ability to pace an effort. So if you’re happy, you will pace better, therefore you can ride harder. Happy cyclists are faster, and grumpy cyclists are slower. Another team was announced this week too, although with a launch date of 2020. The so-called Global Cycling Project promises to be a landmark moment as it will be the first Chinese World Team with hopes to ‘Bridge the gap from Europe to Asia’. And despite the name, no, we have nothing to do with it. Away from racing, there’s been some Good news for European cyclists - we’re about to get more powerful! No increase in our FTP’s, unfortunately, but new legislation will allow eBikes to have a motor that produces of up to 1000w, and without the need to actually pedal! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... Ollie's Everesting Challenge 📹 Music: CUE: Viper Creek Club - Because I Know (Instrumental) EPIDEMIC: Jonas Elander - Afternoon Swing 3 Magnus Ringblom - Horror Trailer 1 T60 Gunnar Johnsen - Documents 10 Johan Svensson - Inescapable Magnus Ringblom - Victory Themes 1 Martin Gauffin - Salty Breeze 3 Soul Chain 10 - Stefan Netsman Peaceful Pianos 18 - Martin Klem Soul Chain 5 - Stefan Netsman Fast Aggressive Melodic Metal Trailer No4 - Johnny Berglund Heliolingus - Ooyy Classical Epics 17 - Magnus Ringblom Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /