Rouleur podcast: Orbea and Cycling Mole

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Basque country riding with Orbea, top tipster Cycling Mole studies the Vuelta form, and Desire’s Start Clapp hankers after a vintage Vespa

Photographs: Antton Miettinen
Rouleur podcast September

Ian Parkinson travels to Spain to meet Joseba Arizaga from Orbea and ride their brand spanking new Orca OMX. Proudly Basque, cooperatively owned and backers of Fundación Euskadi, they do things differently at Orbea.  

Our man Stu Clapp is back from his travels and full of beans, just for a change. Apart from holidaying in Japan, he’s been getting up close and personal with some classic supercars for the next Desire shoot. Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches abound, but the Fiat 500 and the Vespa are more Stu’s bag.

And Cycling Mole, who you may know from our daily Top Manana punditry for La Vuelta, tells us how he analyses every stage in great detail before deciding who is the likely winner. Unsurprisingly, there’s far more to it than meets the eye. And the Vuelta is extremely hard to predict…

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