We return to racing in the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin with reaction to and analysis of Strade Bianche, the first Women's World Tour race of the resumed season.
We held back the July episode so Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore could discuss the race, which was won by the world champion Annemiek van Vleuten but was also notable for the performances of the other two riders on the podium, Mavi Garcia and Leah Thomas.
We hear from Spanish journalist Yolanda Álvarez, who tells us about Garcia's late start in road racing and the giant strides she has taken. There's an interview with Thomas, whose gutsy ride owed something to the support of her team's new sponsor, Paule Ka. And Ellen van Dijk tells us about some of the COVID-19 protocols around the Spanish races that saw the women's peloton back in action in the week before Strade Bianche.
The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by iwoca and Science in Sport.