What The Froome?! | The GCN Show Ep. 281

Published on May 29th 2018


This week, we’re talking through the Giro d’Italia, Froome’s incredible ride on the Colle delle Finestre, and the biggest winners and losers from the final week. Plus, could you soon be required to take out insurance to ride an ebike? Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/FY Check out the GCN Club! http://gcn.eu/FX Win bikepackpacking bags from Topeak! http://gcn.eu/wintopeak Enter the GCN Wiggle of Fortune http://gcn.eu/wiggle11, closing Friday 1st 10am GMT+1 Set your reminders for the Hammer Series Limburg LIVE on GCN Facebook here: Climb http://gcn.eu/limburgclimb Sprint http://gcn.eu/limburgsprint Chase http://gcn.eu/limburgchase This week in the world of cycling, we learnt that riding to work is good for you, more on that in cycling shorts, and that Madrid is going to ban all non-resident cars from the city centre from November, so that’s going to be a very cycling friendly city soon. Their public rental bikes are already very cool - gotta love a bit of pedal assist. We also learnt that Sam Bennett, whilst good at pulling wheelies and winning Giro stages, does NOT empty the dishwasher at home. Haha, yes, this was following on from a tweet that I made on Sunday, saying that many of the Giro pros would be back to normality the day after the race, doing things like unpacking the dishwasher, something flatly denied by Bennett’s fiancee Tara, who claims he doesn’t even know where their dishwasher is. Maybe he’s more of a traditional sink full of soapy water and wash up with a sponge kinda guy. Anyway, we also learnt this week, that it’s not over until the fat soprano sings. That’s right - few would have bet against Simon Yates winning this years Giro d’Italia with 4 days to go, but he showed some initial weakness to Prato Nevoso on stage 18, and then completely capitulated the following day on the Colle delle Finestre, saying that he had no strength, and losing a whopping 39 minutes to Chris Froome. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/FZ Watch more on GCN... Spinning vs Grinding 📹 http://gcn.eu/spinVsgrind Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/