Rouleur podcast: Michael Woods, Nick Craig and more

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Team EF Education First’s leader in Australia, cyclo-cross and MTB legend Nick Craig in the UK, plus our very own Stu Clapp in Essex…

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Michael Woods

Michael Woods led the EF Education First team at Tour Down Under, finishing seventh on GC.

 

Ian Parkinson talks to the Canadian who had a fine 2018 season and started this year in decent shape too. He’s been practising his descending skills using visualisation techniques, adapting to the intense heat in Australia, and building towards the Ardennes Classics. Will he have time for some gravel racing in the summer?

 

Nick Craig is a legend of the UK off-road scene, a ten-time British cyclo-cross champion, holding numerous MTB titles and a three-time winner of the Three Peaks in Yorkshire. Now, at the age of 49, he has landed a rainbow jersey too. Ian Cleverly catches up with Nick on his fine riding career and finds out about the Ride For Charlie Fund, created in loving memory of Nick’s son, Charlie.

 

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Nick Craig

And talking of legends, Desire editor Stuart Clapp waxes lyrical about the Colnago Concept with (whisper it) rim brakes. Don’t @ him. He also goes off on a flight of fantasy about Rouleur’s new columnist Romain Bardet – man crush and then some.

 

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