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Remarkable Primoz Roglic races to third Vuelta title
Season 4, Ep. 42
Sir Bradley Wiggins guides us through the incredible finish to the Vuelta a España with Sean Kelly and Orla Chennaoui in tow.Primoz Roglic clinched a Vuelta hat-trick after another imperious display in Spain as he backed up his time trial gold medal from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with another stunning performance, even if he did have a minor hiccup en route.Wiggins, Kelly and Chennaoui give their expert reactions to Roglic's third coronation and much more after the third Grand Tour of what has been a breathless season.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
Brad speaks exclusively with Jason Osborne, the Olympic rower joining Deceuninck-QuickStep
Season 4, Ep. 41
In this special bonus episode of The Bradley Wiggins Show we've got a little treat for you.Brad sat down with Tokyo 2020 silver medal winner rower Jason Osborne who has just been signed by Deceuninck-QuickStep after winning the UCI Cycling Esports Championships.In this fascinating chat the man from Mainz tells Brad about his switch of sports and how much cycling he has in his background.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
'Yates didn't live up to the hype' | La Vuelta enters its final crucial stages
Season 4, Ep. 40
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss and Sean Kelly to discuss the latest Vuelta action asMiguel Angel Lopez was the strongest man in the misty mountains to take the Stage 18 victory.Despite an overall improved performance from Egan Bernal andno sign of the back issues that have been a problem for him for some time, Brad believes it will be a 'tall order' for the Colombian to claim a podium place in the race.Brad was also full of praise for Jack Haig and his attemptsto push for the red jersey for Bahrain Victorious.'He's rallied those guys round him really, he's become a real leader and shone this race'.There's a look at 'hot and cold' Adam Yates after a disappointingeffort having promised more beforehandAnd finally, are Primoz Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team almost too humble in playing down the Slovenian'ssuccess as he aims for back-to-back Vuelta titles?Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
'Red hot Roglic on another level' | Chapeau to swashbuckling Bernal
Season 4, Ep. 39
Sir Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss to pick apart the Queen Stage of the Vuelta a España, and an explosive GC battle that saw Egan Bernal light the blue touch paper but Primoz Roglic emerge as red hot favourite to take his Spanish Grand Tour hat-trick.The brutal climb to the finish at Lagos de Covadonga set the stage for, in Brad's words, "an amazing finish, an amazing winner" as Jumbo-Visma's main man streaked away to ride back to the top of the GC standings and put his rivals almost out of sight.Huge credit, though, goes to Ineos Grendadiers' Bernal for animating the race and attacking with 60km to of the stage remaining."If it wasn't for him, Roglic would have had to make those moves on his own," says Brad. "[But] to go out there with Primoz Roglic and give it his all and fade in the final, I think that might be the last we see of Bernal this race in terms of GC aspirations."Roglic was on another level today. He now has a dominant lead, and even though he wasn't in the Red Jersey last week, we always knew this day would come."Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
'Eiking has the red jersey on merit' | The latest from La Vuelta ahead of a final big week of racing
Season 4, Ep. 38
Sir Bradley Wiggins is joined by Daniel Lloyd andGraham Willgossto discuss the latest action from La Vuelta ahead of a huge final week of the last Grand Tour of 2021.The team look back on Rafal Majka’s impressive and ultimately emotional dominant solo win in the mountains of Stage 15.Brad is not-so-quietly impressed byOdd Christian Eiking’s continued possession of the red jersey and suggests theNorwegiancould end the nextweek with a podium finish, or perhaps more!There’s also a look at Egan Bernal and Adam Yates, and what lies ahead for the Ineos riders in the remaining stages of the race.Elsewhere, theBretagne Classictook place on Sunday with Tadej Pogacar’s return to racing following the Olympics.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
The great La Vuelta re-cap | Red is Roglic's to lose
Season 4, Ep. 37
Sir Bradley Wiggins is joined by Orla Chennaoui and Graham Willgoss to get right up to speed with the Vuelta a España after Brad's time away at the Tour de France and Tokyo.Brad's backing an unrecognisably relaxed Primoz Roglic to make it three Vuelta victories in a row, and says his Jumbo-Visma team "might as well be in the jersey, because they're riding like they have it".Rogla seems happy to attack the last week, says Brad, but must now show his hand in the mountains to take the lead back from Odd Christian Eiking.Orla, meanwhile, is enjoying the new Jumbo leader's new laidback style: "He's perceptively giggled twice [in interviews], and it's an odd thing to listen to, because he's usually so monosyllabic!"In another Grand Tour that is not going Ineos's way, there's a warning from Brad not to write off Egan Bernal too quickly. Praise, too, for the calm head on young Tom Pidcock's shoulders after his Olympic gold and his focus on the road ahead.Plus, the trio pick over Fabio Jakobsen's extraordinary reaction to being dropped by his Deceuninck–Quick-Step sprint train.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
Tokyo 2020: Pidcock, Dumoulin, AVV and the Refugee Team
Season 4, Ep. 36
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Orla Chennaoui summarise an action-packed first week of cycling action at Tokyo 2020 with a look at both the men's and women's road races and time trials. There's also a look at the mountain bike event, won by Team GB's Tom Pidcock, as well as a reflection on how athletes deal with the mental weight of competing at the Olympics. Wiggins adds that he will never forget Tom Dumoulin’s post-race interview after the men's time trial. The pair also take time to acknowledge cyclists from the Refugee Olympic Team and why their story is so important. Finally, there is a look ahead to the track events which kick off next week.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.
‘Phenomenal Van Aert favourite for Olympic gold’ | Maybe Merckx record is best left as is?
Season 4, Ep. 35
The Tour de France arrives on the Champs-Élysées for the most prestigious sprint stage in cycling. Sir Brad and Graham Willgoss were hoping for a bit of history from Mark Cavendish, but instead saw a thrilling finish in the heart of Paris and a third stage victory of the race for Wout van Aert.“I don’t think anyone would deny Van Aert,” says Brad. “What he’s done this race is truly exceptional. He’s won a mountain stage over the Ventoux, he’s won a time trial and he’s won a Champs-Élysées sprint stage. The kid is on another level in terms of his all-round ability.”And what about the resurgence of Mark Cavendish, who finished third on the day, the comeback story of the Tour?“I was disappointed for Cav,” says Brad. “I know he’s an absolute winner and he’ll be gutted with today. That was the one he wanted to win the most. But let’s look at what he’s come away with: equalling the record of Eddy Merckx, four stage wins and he’s taken the Green Jersey 10 years after he last won it.“It’s nice that he’s up there with Eddy Merckx… Sometimes things are best left as they are.”It’s Tokyo next for Van Aert. Can he carry his form into the Olympics?“Wout is the best rider in the world at the moment,” says Brad. “And the most versatile. The guy is phenomenal. I have huge respect for him.He’s now the favourite for the road race – he has to be. And I’d love to see him win it.”Brad, too, will be aboard the next flight to Japan with Podcast Pete. Catch him there for our next episode.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.
The loneliness of the Yellow Jersey | ‘Terrified Carapaz showed defeatist attitude’
Season 4, Ep. 34
Sir Brad and Graham 'door destroyer' Willgoss are in a brand new van talking Stage 20 of the Tour de France, whenTeam UAE’s 22-year-old Tadej Pogacar won his second Yellow Jersey with another masterful performance beyond his years.“I actually got a little bit emotional on the bike,” says Brad, who followed Pogacar on the moto. “Listening to the roar of noise coming up the road, and him shooting through – and the crowd went crazy.“I followed him for the last 10km to the end then, and he was shifting. He was rocking and rolling. It just shows that after three weeks of racing, he is not infallible. He is beatable, on any given day.”It was a moment that also took Brad back to the 2012 time trial.“I remember it being the most lonely, solitary place being in that time trial. And the whole world is watching you, being the leader of the Tour de France. Everything that’s going through your mind after three weeks of racing, the closer you get to the finish. And I knew exactly what he was going through.”Elsewhere, Brad wasn’t impressed with the approach of Team Ineos’s main man:“I went to the start house, and Richard Carapaz looked terrified… then he got up to fist-bump Jonas Vingegaard. It showed a defeatist attitude before he set off that he knew he wasn’t going to get those six seconds back.“There’s psychological warfare going on, and it’s a moment you can really put your opponents off by not doing much… If I’m sat there as Vingegaard, that says a lot to me.”On to sprints, champagne and perhaps a record-breaking final stage on the Champs-Elysees.Brought to you by Zwift, where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton.