Once again, Nibali makes the Tour his BITCH. And seriously, I cannot say enough about Nibali. I…

Once again, Nibali makes the Tour his BITCH. And seriously, I cannot say enough about Nibali. I cannot remember a time when he was so aggressive.

Once again, Nibali makes the Tour his BITCH. And seriously, I cannot say enough about Nibali. I…

Once again, Nibali makes the Tour his BITCH. And seriously, I cannot say enough about Nibali. I cannot remember a time when he was so aggressive.

Deep Thoughts: TdF ‘14 Stage 14

Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 14

You know, I’ve never really liked Nibali’s “Shark” nickname, but I’m starting to see how it’s appropriate…

  • Look. Nibali has LOADS of time of the guy in 2nd. I mean, he has over 4 FUCKING MINUTES on Valverde in 2nd. There’s no reason for him to attack. And if he were on Team Sky he definitely wouldn’t be attacking- he’d juts be chilling, riding defensively to save his lead. But the Shark is bored.…

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Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 14

Nibali is sending a message. And that message is “Oh, you’re going to attack me? That’s cool, as long as you don’t mind me attacking you right back SO HARD your face will fall off and then I’ll go win the stage for fun.

Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 14

Nibali is sending a message. And that message is “Oh, you’re going to attack me? That’s cool, as long as you don’t mind me attacking you right back SO HARD your face will fall off and then I’ll go win the stage for fun.

Episode 86: Tour of Trouble

Episode 86: Tour of Trouble

We give the doping story 5 minutes too many (Menchov quietly banned for 2 years), then quickly turn to more fun topics, like the TOUR DE FRANCE. [Disclaimer: this was recorded before Contador dropped out, so… dated material ahead!] We talk Cav, cobbles, controversies (Talanskly’s ‘sprint’ fall), speculate on if Nibali can take it all the way, and curse selfish people- Jeff sits on his porch and…

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Deep Thoughts: TdF ‘14 Stage 8

Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 8

Looks like there was a little testing going on today! Contador did a little attack to see where that got him and while Nibali was able to keep up, i think Contador was testing him…

  • Some weird weather today. Decent weather, then they rode right into some nasty rain! Then cleared up again, then raining again- gross. I’ll admit i’ve never minded riding in the rain, but I’ve never had to ride 3 hours…

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Deep Thoughts: TdF ‘14 Stage 7

Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 7

Pretty shallow thoughts on today’s tour- not too much to say!

  • Love how the peloton will reel the break in and let them dangle a minute out there for kilometers on end. So cruel!
  • Did anyone else notice the massive air horns for Peter Sagan when he was on the podium?? Someone in the audience blew their air horn non stop the whole time Peter was on the stage!
  • Speaking of Peter, why did he make that…

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Deep Thoughts: TdF ‘14 Stage 6

Deep Thoughts: TdF ’14 Stage 6

The most exciting part of the day was waiting to see if any crosswinds would split the peloton! Sadly (from the viewers perspective, anyway!), the crosswinds weren’t strong enough to bother anyone except those dangling off the back.

  • The Invisible Man was visible today! Andre Griepel has been mostly MIA recently- but today the Gorilla was back! It was good to see him mug again. Although, I’ll…

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Deep Thoughts: Tour ‘14 Stage 5

Deep Thoughts: Tour ’14 Stage 5

Oh my, what a day! Highs and lows, crashes and recoveries and abandons.

  • Biggest Low: Froome out :( For whatever reason, I’m no fan of Froome, but I felt a little teary when I saw him crash, then climb into the car. It always sucks to see a big contender pull the plug.
  • And cue the chorus of people proclaiming “Where’s Wiggo now??” In my opinion, Sky still made the right choice by not bringing…

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Episode 85: “Fool me once…”

Episode 85: “Fool me once…”

We tackle doping head on! Or rather, admit we don’t actually care about the doping but are interested in the reactions to the allegations. Plus, we wonder where is taking medicine to feel better considered doping? And why do we love Contador, but not Froome or Wiggins?? To wrap up, that little thing called the Tour de Suisse.

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Episode 84: “Like Butter on Toast”: Dauphine 2014

Episode 84: “Like Butter on Toast”: Dauphine 2014

While recapping the Dauphine, Anna comes up with a new expression – “he stuck to him like butter on toast”. And much to Jeff’s surprise, Simon Gerrans won this race, even though he wasn’t there (jk)! And Jeffrey gets a little snarky! We come to the realization that we’re better a recapping races than we are previewing races, as you’ll find out when you listen to us talk about the Tour de Suisse.

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Episode 83: The Giro ‘14 Week 3 and Fro-Wig

Episode 83: The Giro ’14 Week 3 and Fro-Wig

It’s a short episode this week, as technical difficulties erased the 2nd half of the podcast :( However, we still wrap up the Giro, Anna makes a compelling case for Wiggo playing 2nd fiddle and Jeff makes a BIG prediction for the 2014 Tour!

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Jeff makes Anna cry when he tells her about Taylor Phinney’s crash at the US Pro Cycling…

Jeff makes Anna cry when he tells her about Taylor Phinney’s crash at the US Pro Cycling Championship. Anna offers a #ProTip for watching priated feeds: download the AdBlocker Plus plugin for Mozilla or Chrome! It gets rid of pop ups and ads- it’s amazing. And we talk about our favorite stages of week two of the Giro and speculate on what might happen in the final week.

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Episode 81: Giro ‘14, Week 1

Episode 81: Giro ’14, Week 1

We recap the first week of the Giro, talking about our impressions and predictions. Jeff also recaps the Tour of California, since Anna didn’t watch it at all. It turns out Jeff finds Greg Lemond too nice and Anna does some nice wordsmithing.

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Episode 80: Panda Poop!

Episode 80: Panda Poop!

The dreaded “d” word (doping!) makes a comeback. We tackle the subject and come to NO conclusions, plus talk about Fleche Wallonne and LBL. Anna wants to hate Lance but is secretly (or not so secretly anymore!) fascinated by him. And we finally solve the mystery of Dan Martin’s LBL crash: panda poop.

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Episode 79: The Ardennes Classics are here!

Episode 79: The Ardennes Classics are here!

We wonder if we accidentally got our time machine set to 2011, Anna mixes up her Brabanste Pijl and Amstel Gold- that’s what happens when you don’t actually watch Brabanste Pijl. Anna cuts Jeff by insinuating that he’s old and much more!

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