The May episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is an in-depth look at the career of the world’s top female cyclist, Annemiek van Vleuten.
We hear from Van Vleuten herself, her longtime coach Louis Delahaije, her Mitchelton-Scott teammate Lucy Kennedy and one of her rivals, Lizzy Banks of Bigla-Katusha.
Van Vleuten is well known for her commitment to training and long hours in the saddle, but she tells Orla Chennaoui that she doesn’t consider this a sacrifice since she enjoys it so much.
Orla, Rose Manley and Richard Moore also discuss Van Vleuten’s progression, from an early win at the Tour of Flanders in 2011 to her long solo ride to win the world race title in Yorkshire last year.
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