Saint Piran's merger + CiCLE Classic insights + East Cleveland Classic preview, with James McKay and Jo Tindley
The British Continental
by British Conti
1w ago
Host Denny Gray is joined by Saint Piran's James McKay and Jo Tindley of Pro-Noctis - 200º Coffee - Hargreaves Contracting Ltd to discuss the latest domestic road racing developments.  The trio consider: Saint Piran's decision to close its USKIS development team. Hear directly from James about the team's decision to merge their development and UCI Continental squads. The important of competition. James, Jo and Denny compare and contrast the dominance of Saint Piran in men's domestic scene versus the more competitive, less predictable women's racing scene. The season so far. We dissect th ..read more
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National Road Series and CiCLE Classic preview with Sian Botteley, Sarah King and Monica Greenwood
The British Continental
by British Conti
1M ago
On the eve of the return of elite road racing in the UK, our host, Denny Gray, gathers an insightful panel including Sarah King, the inspirational London Academy manager, and the DAS-Hutchinson Brother UK Sian Botteley, for a riveting preview of the women's National Road Series and the upcoming CiCLE Classic. The panel discusses the importance of the National Road Series for riders at all stages of their development, from those making their National A road race debuts, right through to experienced UCI Continental riders. Discussion also covers the evolving National Road Series calendar, highl ..read more
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Ed Clancy | Saving British Road Racing
The British Continental
by British Conti
2M ago
Welcome back to The British Continental podcast, the show all about domestic road racing.   In today's episode, host Denny Gray discusses the way forward for British road racing with Olympian Ed Clancy. Last  August Ed was asked to chair the elite road racing task force, an eight-person panel of experts tasked with the job of developing a series of recommendations for British Cycling to implement in 2024 and beyond. The task force was given a targeted remit, to consider the composition of the elite national calendar (including road and circuit), the challenges facing domestic teams ..read more
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2022 Tour of Britain diaries | Stage 4 (ft. Colin Sturgess, Ben Perry, Oscar Onley, Josh Charlton and Ben Perry)
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8M ago
In today's episode we review stage 4 of the Tour of Britain, a stage every bit as full-on as us fans had been hoping for. The short punchy stage from Redcar to Duncombe Park was full gas from start to finish, with barely a pause for breath for riders or spectators. Colin Sturgess, Josh Charlton, Ben Perry, Oscar Onley and Steve Lampier all give us their views of how it went in a fascinating set of diary entries.  As expected, it took a long time for any kind of break to form, with seemingly every team in the race keen to be represented. WiV SunGod performed admirably in defending Ben Perr ..read more
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2022 Tour of Britain Diaries | Stage 2 (ft. Colin Sturgess, Oscar Onley, Steve Lampier and Jim Brown)
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8M ago
In this edition, we welcome back our now-regular trio Colin Sturgess, Oscar Onley and Steve Lampier, who are joined by WiV SunGod’s young sprinter Jim Brown. Stage 2 began in Hawich and ended in Duns. The early part of the stage was marked by a six-man break which featured brothers Harry and Charlie Tanfield from Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, Saint Piran’s Adam Lewis, Travis Stedman of Team Qhubeka, Ukko Peltonen of Global 6 Cycling, and Sportsbreaks.com sprints competition leader Matthew Teggart (WiV SunGod).  Teggart dominated the three intermediate sprints to extend his lead in the comp ..read more
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2022 Tour of Britain Diaries | Stage 1 (ft. Colin Sturgess, Oscar Onley, Matthew Teggart and Steve Lampier)
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8M ago
In today's episode we bring you audio dispatches from Colin Sturgess, Oscar Onley, Matthew Teggart and Steve Lampier as they reflect on how stage 1 at the 2022 Tour of Britain went, and what stage 2 holds in store. Stage 1 went from Aberdeen to Glenshee Ski Centre covering 181.3 kilometres and taking in 2,516 metres of elevation. The weather was grim, so grim in fact that the conditions delayed the live TV coverage for 90 minutes.  While we were waiting for pictures to appear, a five-rider break formed of Uno-X Pro Cycling rider Martin Urianstad, WiV SunGod duo Jake Scott and Matt Tegga ..read more
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2022 Tour of Britain Diaries | Stage 0 (ft. Tim Elverson, Steve Lampier, Jake Scott, Colin Sturgess and Oscar Onley)
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8M ago
Welcome back to The British Continental podcast! We are absolutely delighted to be reviving our humble podcast this week to bring you another Tour of Britain diaries series. Throughout the duration of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain, we’ll be taking you inside the race from the perspective of the domestic teams and riders with audio dispatches and interviews with managers, riders and staff.  For the domestic teams, the Tour of Britain is akin to the Tour de France. By far the biggest event in their racing calendars, a chance to showcase their sponsors, attract new investment and prove themsel ..read more
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Jake Scott | Domestic rider of the season?
The British Continental
by British Conti
8M ago
Our latest episode is an extended interview with one of the domestic riders of the season, Jake Scott.  Now 26, the self-coached Canyon dhb SunGod rider who works part-time in a bike shop to earn a living has had an excellent year. On the road, his standout results include winning the National Road Series, victory at the Beaumont Trophy, 2nd in the Lancaster Grand Prix, 2nd at the Ilkley Cycle Races and 11th at the Heistse Pijl race in Belgium. And on the mountain bike, he won the National MTB Marathon Championships, a result which earned him a ticket to the world MTB Marathon Championshi ..read more
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Tour of Britain diaries | Stage 8 (ft Colin Sturgess, Tim Elverson, Rory Townsend & Bob Donaldson)
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8M ago
Welcome to episode 8 of our Tour of Britain diaries, the final chapter covering what has been a thrilling edition of the race.  In this final episode we have some brilliantly thoughtful concluding dispatches from our regular diarists Col Sturgess, Rory Townsend, and Bob Donaldson, plus an interview with Canyon dhb SunGod boss Tim Elverson, neatly bookending things after we published an in-depth interview with Tim on the eve of the race. Our other regular diarist Andy Turner was waylaid today so he send his virtual love across the airwaves to you all instead.  We want to extend our en ..read more
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Tour of Britain diaries | Stage 7 (ft Colin Sturgess, Rory Townsend, Bob Donaldson, Andy Turner & Ryan Christensen)
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8M ago
The break had its day on Stage 7 and we very nearly had the first-ever stage win by a British Continental team at the Tour of Britain. With plenty to reflect on, our diary dispatches today come from Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling DS Colin Sturgess, Canyon dhb SunGod pair Rory Towsend and Ryan Christensen, SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling's Andy Turner and Bob Donaldson from the Great Britain team. Stage summary Stage 7 from Hawick to Edinburgh was a day for the break. As on stage 6, just getting into the break was a battle in itself, with six riders eventually going decisively clear.  The sextet was ..read more
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