What The Froome?! | The GCN Show Ep. 281
From the racetrack here in Imola Italy. Welcome, to the gcn, show welcome. To the gcn, show brought to you by wiggle, this, week we'll be talking about an incredible, final week of the Giro d'Italia during Chris rooms right on the collar della finestra and their zeros biggest financial, winners. And mostly. Losers yes they've been two big losses this week will, you soon need to have insurance to ride an e-bike on roads in Europe quite possibly we'll be discussing that plus. We've got the winners of our asses give away a new giveaway from, topic and, if you enjoy this week's GCN show make sure you hit the thumbs up button. This. Week in the world of cycling we, learned that riding your bike to work is good for you more on that in cycling, shorts later on and we also learned that Madrid, are soon going to ban all non-resident. Motor vehicles, from the city center starting, in November, so that very shortly it's going to be a very cycling, friendly City their, public rental bike scheme is already very cool actually done you've got a love a bit of pedal assist only, there re bikes are they in the city centre there you possibly made my form is just better back in those days now that is pretty bucks we. Also learned that while, some Bennett is excellent. At wheelies and very very good at winning sure in Italian stages he does not open the dishwasher no no, this came from a tweet I put out on Sunday she which explained, that most pros from the Giro d'Italia would, be at home the following day doing, some quite normal, everyday chores. However. Tarah, his fiancee then wrote back saying that she doesn't think Sam Bennett even knows where, the dishwasher is, maybe. Just maybe he's more of a traditional. Kind of sink full of soapy water and sponge kind of person maybe, maybe. And finally, we, learned that it's definitely not over until the fat soprano, sings no that's right I mean few people would've bet against simon, yates winning the Giro d'Italia with four stages remaining, however, on stage 18 he showed a sign of weakness on the client of Patton nervosa and then the following day completely. Capitulated. Losing, 39, minutes to the stage winner there Chris Froome Froome. Meanwhile was at the opposite end of the spectrum, his, Team Sky say a fierce pace at the souks of the collar daily finestra and then Froome attack towards, the summit leaving all of his rivals in the literal dust still, with over 80 kilometres, of the stage remaining, it was bold it was brave and it was a do-or-die effort, and I'm not sure that anyone perhaps, even Froome and his team believed, that he could do it but, he did he, did most certainly didn't he not only was he able to soda all the way from there to the finish to take the stage victory, he'd also carved, out enough of a time gap over the rest of his rivals, to done the maglia rosa the pink jersey for, the first time in the race by clear 42nd, margin from, Tom de Milan it was an incredibly, gripping, stage to watch was their action at the start action in the middle and then suspense and excitement, right through to the very end the sort of stage that, gets etched into the history books of cycling, it looks back upon for.
Years And years to come some, people compared as exploits to those of Fausto Coppi the Italian cycling, legend from decades, ago whilst, others compared, it to the exploits, of Floyd Landis in 2006. And, therein. Lies the problem because, we all know Landis's, story the miraculous, comeback which appeared too good to be true was. Too good to be true and he was later stripped of the result and. I completely, understand. The skepticism of, cycling, fans and, the annoyance, at not being able to perhaps fully celebrate, some of the most epic performances. In the sport in modern day I mean, even fringe participation. At the race at all has been converged, it doesn't it because we, he, and everyone else is still awaiting for a final decision on that sell boots mud case we, had an adverse analytical, finding from the world to last year, but even if it wasn't for the sell boots in our case I think the same question some cycling fans would still be coming and it's, because of riders like Floyd Landis plus, the many that came before and after, Landis, that those questions are around, and I would compare it to being married for 30 years and finding, out at the end of that 30 years that for the entire time, your, partner has been cheating, on you now you might get over it and get married again to a new partner, but, you're naturally going, to be slightly less trusting, and you're gonna be looking for signs you'd be more suspicious, and comparisons. To put your previous, relationship. And that's normal you've been really hurt so you are going to be less trusting and, I think that's where the cycling, public, are now. Lots, of them have been into sport for a long time found out they've been cheated, on time and time and time again and so, now when, they see a performance like that they're automatically, going to ask questions definitely, I think this. Over. The weekend really neatly sums, up that range of emotions Michael tweet it's, hard not to be cynical when a rider attacks with 80 kilometers, to go which is a total shame I can't enjoy the show without that element of doubt in the back of my mind perhaps, because I was so certain about Lance being clean it's just a real shame and, that doubt or questioning, of exceptional, performances, has, to be a good thing it keeps a high level of scrutiny on the sport and it shows the riders the teams and the sponsors, what, the general, public's expectations. Are and that they're not going to be taken for fools again. No exactly, I think the sport is in a decent place now isn't it if you compare it to where it was let's say 15, 20 years ago it's hardly comparable back. Then it was commonplace to have police raids on the teams in hotels, it was commonplace to rise to still blood bags and a fridge or freezer or whatever it is and then inject them during a race or EPO or testosterone or a whole host of other products that were against the rules and illegal, now. We've got to a point where we are questioning the ethics, and morals of a rider who, takes a substance, that is within the rules say for example, tramadol, and, I think that if you went back to 2003. And you said - Lance Armstrong, that the biggest controversy, facing a Tour de France champion 15, years later in 2018. Was salbutamol he'd. Have probably laughed at you I mean he wouldn't been out two at a time because he was claiming that he was clean hence, all the problems, but it just goes to show how far we've come in a very short period of time what. I've recommended my children, get into professional cycling 15 years ago, possibly. Not given the state of the sport was in back then would, I recommend it to them now well. Apart from a couple of small concerns personally, over road safety and therefore training, yes I would cuz I think the sport is in a pretty healthy place at least comparatively, so. What about Chris rims ride on stage 19 well, the honest answer is that, as with any athletic performance, whether a truly unexceptional, one or a truly, exceptional one only, the athlete, is in a position to know whether or not it was a clean performance and Chris Froome assures us that it absolutely. Which. Is also a bit of a problem in that other riders before Froome have claimed that, they could assure us they were clean and it turns out they weren't so, where do you go from there, well. I guess you could start comparing times, of riders, from today versus, the times I've clients of riders from a few years ago for.
Example Climbing. Under school records, calm claim that froome's time up the cloud they live in Estrella, where he made his race winning move was, a full two minutes lower, than the record set in 2011, by Jose Rijo no a minute and a half slower than Mikkel lamda back in 2015, and a minute slower than, our route around and hedge Dale from that very same race but. Then again it's. Quite a dangerous thing to do comparing, times over different years under different conditions as pointed, out by current. Strava Pro Phil, diamond on Twitter Phil, tweeted, to folks analyzing, climb times from races for doping evidence, take it from a straw GoPro it's all about freshness equipment. Whether in air conditions and race conditions, that affect pacing individual. Efforts in one stage mean nothing you're wasting your tongue so, let's, not waste that time we, could talk about the fact that Team Sky had publicly stated from the very beginning, of the year that their aim at the race was to peak in the brutal final, week we, could talk about from being hindered by to his earlier crashes and we could then talk about the level of detail and preparation, that Team Sky are famed for putting in for races like this they, had a myriad of team helpers on the side of the road during stage 19 to assist with fueling strategy, and the instructions, that Chris received on the descent of the Khalid Alif Nestor from his team directeur sportif was, so detailed that driver like Sebastien Loeb would have been happy with them yeah yeah he probably would you haven't seen Gary blame the team's car mechanics video from that this same Authority recommend. Watching that but. Actually yeah he did take half of his advantage, on the descents didn't they which from, my point of view is remarkable, in itself because back when I was racing with Chris Froome his, descending, was absolutely. Shocking. Generally. Was great going uphill just not very good going. Down the other side so he's genuinely improved from that point of view however. We, hear or you at home can analyze, everything, until the cows come home but the answer is we, don't really know what. We do know is the anti-doping, testing, is as good as it's ever been. Pretty more numerous in terms of the test than it's ever been and the, targeted, testing does appear to be working as well as in it and in general when they do target, tests and they find a positive it's, from a lesser known rider in a lesser known team a smaller, race and.
The Question as to whether Chris Froome should have been on the start line in the first place given his adverse, analytical, finding at last year's dwelt er is a different subject altogether look. At the comments that you left underneath yesterday's, GCN ratio, it's, clearly something that you have some very very strong, opinions, on but, the fact of the matter is that Fruma, is allowed to race under, the rules until the decision on its case a case, which was, only made public via a leak is made let's, just hope that decision, reached this before the Tour de France yeah fingers, crossed, so. In, conclusion, is. Cycling, 100%, clean, absolutely. Not we still get positive tests don't wait is it in a far far far better place and it was 2015. Or even, ten years ago yes, absolutely. 100%. Should, we keep asking questions I, definitely, think we should do should we give up on the sport pro cycling I don't. Think so at all because I think you can see an enormous, number of positives, in pro cycling now if you pardon the pun don't. Forget to get involved on the comments underneath this video we really enjoy reading your opinions and we enjoy responding, to the comments, - we know this is going to be really emotive, issue a lot of you have very strong opinions about so you know do be nice to each other and us and I see there. Was some really interesting comments underneath yesterday's, GCN race news show that we said we'd get to yeah yeah, they started this one from Kris shall we, I'm sort of indifferent, to frame 0 wind, that was quite a rarity in terms of a comment it's, a three-part, I suppose that really care much for the Giro that's, strange in itself it was a great race I'm not a fan of through don't, love him don't hate him and then, add a healthy dose of skepticism regarding, the whole style butanol forward slash doping, thing I just went ok when, I read the news about in win of the year this year our thumbs up north um is down just indifferent, yeah. And then this exchange with Andrei Fuji and Bibi kind of summed up how a lot of you are feeling so Andre says it's all the frames detractors, rest assured he's been tested thoroughly during this tour yes even, his bike was screened for doping it was the, sad thing is that he's been targeted by supporters of other riders and who will not acknowledge the mammoth effort putting by Framing to have won the race and then. Bibi replied to that and stated that I don't have a problem with Froome winning the race or credit to him I problem, with room starting the room but that does seem to be the, problem that a lot of people have with the Giro d'Italia the fact that even started, in the first place I instantly, be worried about motors, have, spoken to Gary blame about this the team's car mechanic in the past and he's basically offered, at, any time at any race he will completely, dismantle, froome's, bike in front of somebody if they put a significant, donation towards, charity so perhaps if you're suspicious, and you've got some money to give to charity and you might want to consider that and finally. From Dougal, Stewart, I love DTM, but it caused me some concern, that some of the fantastic set of presenters can't at least show a decent degree of neutrality re Chris. Room seems, to the world riders, are guilty, until proven otherwise. Apologies. For this if that's the way it came across on, the DS in racing news show yesterday it certainly was not my attention, to cart aspersions, at all on Chris Froome or Team Sky but, simply to acknowledge that there is a vast array of opinions, out there at the moment that, we couldn't really shy away from as, some of you also took my, giving ben o'connor rider of the week as an insinuation, but it wasn't we often, choose a kind of underdog. For rider of the week to really showcase, a performance. That might not necessarily be in the spotlight something, we've done many times before definitely, you know chris froome was, evidently, rider of the week or the month because he had a pink jersey and a winner's check in Rome where as Ben O'Connor who'd was.
On The back of a fantastic, season but crashed out so kind of lost his results, from what could have been his breakthrough Grand Tour didn't. Have much and we thought he was you. Know well worthy of raising and discussing, because he's definitely a promising, rider for the future, but the headline is we really enjoy reading your comments so keep them coming in. It's. Been quite some time since we gave you an update on the gcn, Cycling Club so but here's one for you right now I had a tremendous response when, we first launched GC ncc so, tremendous, in fact that we eventually had to suspend memberships, because, we. But. We ran out of socks didn't read Asti yeah we kind, of did but we've been on the case and we've ordered a load more so every new member will receive a pair of GCM, cycling club founders socks as held by down here as, modeled by some, lovely GCM club members on Instagram yeah and we have also sent our members, soccer, 0:01. Which, are the blue and white ones that you can see lastly, has here, and we've seen a lot of pictures of these being used outs now another but poundabout on the bike, understandably. But we also had this picture where somebody decided, to put a pair on their, horse, we. Did we've also got some very very exciting, news about GC NCC, essentially. We, decided, that I needed a bit of help as club president yes, definitely, so. We've appointed a GCN cycling club community, president, which means that every, three months we will have a new president and, they get a kit they do yeah, the new community. President, will not only get some decent care but also hoodies, and t-shirts and. Lastly. Is going to be in consultation. With them about, some ideas that we have got to develop GC NCC, and, now we'll be giving you more details, and telling you who that is on next week's show as well as showing you the moment that we announced, this incredible. Responsibility. Really, ISM yeah, definitely. Responsibility, and honor yeah like, we said at the top of section we do have more socks available if you would like to join a GCM, Cycling Club and we'll link the website below.
It's. Now time for cycling, shorts, cycling. Shorts now and since there's been a lot in the way of racing shorts over the past week we thought we'd start with few snippets from, the Giro d'Italia we. Did and we're not going to kick it off with something that nice actually we now play a game. Of the financial, Biggest Loser from the last three days that this year at Italia because in my 20. Or so years of watching professional cycling, I can't recall a Grand Tour, where so many of the, leaders and kind, of favors for the race really have entirely, dropped out in heartbreak. For a number of people and ER Italia I said to giving you example, if you win the Giro you, firstly, receive a prize of 115. Thousand, euros are just over from the organizers and a strange bonus, also from the organizers of 90, thousand euros, simon. Yates ended up finishing 21st. After. Dropping out of the pink jersey which, means he didn't get a prize for the old rule talkers it only goes down to the top 20 which, in turn means that he and his team lost, out on total price on for the overall of two hundred and five thousand. Euros that's. Gotta hurt hasn't it it has certainly. Thibaut. Pinot on track. For third place overall where. He would have got 48 thousand euros or about 48, thousand euros made up for 28,000. Euros plus 20 thousand euro top-up from the organizers again. Lost, it all yeah, the. Final thing I wanted to mention this year it was another, thing I hadn't heard of in all my years of following cycling which is seeing. Froome's. Vuelta. Tour and zero, victories, referred. To as the tiger slang yeah. I've, never heard of the tiger, Slam look, I'd always associated, Tigers for being Origin black as well yeah yes. Rather than pink yellow, and red strangely. I'm not sure where that came from if you know let us know in the comment section down below, now. Onto something slightly less dangerous, than Tigers, maybe. Not actually if you have to go up hill marcin, be a Paki who is a polish, rider based here in the UK, formally. Riding on the continent in fact by now specializing. In UK, time trousers he, fitted a 70, tooth chain, ring to, his time trial but recently, to go for one of the records over here in the UK if you're not familiar with the British time trialing seen in essence, people. Go up and down the country searching for fast courses, so they can complete 10 25.
50 Or 100, miles as quickly, as they possibly can and some, courses quite obviously are, a lot faster than others yeah. What do you would take to spit out 70, 11 I reckon I would need a 30%, dead straight hill with no oncoming traffic on perfect tonic I think, I would need a home trainer, where, the tire wasn't quite meeting with the roller so I was and. No resistance, well. I looked on the inimitable Sheldon. Browns website to find out exactly how fast you'd have to be yeah going to spin. 70 11 it turns out that for 90 RPM on a standard road bike you'd be going about 74, kilometers an hour as you can see there's, a, was. Rather a large downhill, towards. The start of the course which always helps in getting your speed up at the beginning, nevertheless, very impressive, time from billion blocky, 43. Minutes and 21, seconds, for 25, miles that, is an average speed, glas.t rage not max of just under 36. Miles per hour or just under 56, kilometres, Brown it's not even the British record which, is also held by Billy a blocky and he covered that course, 21. Seconds, further 23 seconds fastest a couple of weeks previous, yeah those speeds are definitely things I associated, with max. Rather. Than average and probably max speeds in waste of time well as well to be fair very true, moving. On from that there has been a recent EU, directive, which has said that ebike users, should. Have third-party. Insurance will. Put the full text of the directive on screen now as it seems to be hinting that due. To directives, and rules already in place a bike users, and also automated. Vehicle drivers, or drivers. Or driverless cars if that makes sense should, perhaps have already had third-party, insurance in place something. That will be keeping an eye on as I imagine will our friends at NBN yeah we will be some, good news as well here, that we can take home this and take back to work again which is a study recently published in the British Medical Journal found. That people who use their bikes to commute to work may. Well basically, live longer so, your risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and, all cause mortality was. Reduced by commuting by bike is good news isn't it man if you're already commuting, by bike and you'd like to take things up another, level we're. Here to help well we're not but Emma Pugh youth because she has done a series here on GSN all, about training on your commute, as if you haven't checked that out already, make sure you do so and if you've been following it we'd like to know how you're getting on let us know in the comment section down below have, you improved.
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Talent That is 21, you know Aegon burn out a Team Sky might, be doing the Tour de France, so, the cycling podcast, spokes Team Sky at the Giro d'Italia and they, suggested. They might be pulling burnout out of the crew tear in the dough for a presumably, to give him more time to prepare for tour and if he does it I'm gonna be very excited, because he is a climber and a half as me yeah, he's clearly, a, supremely. Talented young. Cyclist, but he's still very young he's only 21, yeah I think, though. The there. Were still nine Ryder teams in Grand Tours you'd imagine that Team Sky would have him at all yeah you'd have thought was that makes him more difficult with eight isn't it yeah, definitely next up the hashtag. 84, kg is now over that was, it yes Malin Ryan Mullen it was being used by Trek Sega Frodo and their rider Ryan Mullen this, year at Italia but Mullen lost about a kilo a week during the race all right so he's now set to change that now incredibly leaves I wouldn't yeah probably looking at hashtag 81, kids okay yeah it, isn't really muscular that Ryan Mullen isn't it's quite a lot to take around all the mountains the Giro hc1 kilograms, or 84 is it was at the start but, I reckon he is the only rider in professional. Cycling, that, waiteth it my muscles when I say this the only rider professional, cycling, who can stand next to mario Cipollini and, not look like a complete weed. Away. From the zero down the mitchelton, scott team have been on fight i have this, last week, they've taken a bunch of one-twos including. At the emaki mean birra where, amanda sprat and anna meet van pollutants have won two there at hike harrodsburg, earthquake they. Took one to Sarah Roy and Gracie Elvin and then they, wouldn't want every single stage and of course the overall the Hamas Topanga they did absolutely dominant. They were all those races quite incredible really but, we're very excited actually, speaking of the hammer series, in that we're going to be live-streaming, the hammer Limburg starting, this coming Friday we've also got, daily, highlights of. The criterion to donate, go over to our Facebook, page for them and in fact you can find links to those in the description below this video, you certainly can, so the hammer, series. Limber is going to be live from, just. Before 4:00 p.m. UK, time just, before 5:00 p.m. European time just, before 11 a.m. Eastern, and just before 8 a.m. Pacific, time Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and we'd, really. Like for you to join we'll link each of the events down in the description, and you can click on those and set, a reminder so you don't miss out and then, almost on the Facebook page is where you will be able to find the Catena doe for any highlights we're going through all the main talking points, from each and every, stage and we're, going to have some exclusive insights from some of the riders that are doing the race which is pretty exciting so, make sure you check that out if, you can't tell we're just incredibly excited to bring you live race coverage and race highlights, over on our Facebook, page, you, can wherever you are in the world watch the critérium, du dauphiné a highlights, packages, and pretty.
Much We've got near global coverage for, the hammer series Limburg as well so, make sure you do set reminders for those events and also tell your cycling friends to join to know, the more the merrier we're looking forward to having you join us yeah we want to get the word out to as many cycling. Fans as possible it is available to watch for free because, as Larry said we excreme', excited, about it. Time. To announce some giveaway winners down so, last, week we announced our Asus, cycling, clothing, and gear, giveaway, and. The two lucky winners are Steve. And drink row from New Zealand and Alice. Silva from Italy congratulations. To both of those are very cool projects yeah what i'm stephan, and allyce we'll be in touch very shortly, indeed. So that we can get those kit bundles, out to you as soon as possible. Moving. On to this week's brand new giveaway are, you remember that sigh recently, went out to Morocco to do some bike packing, with the expert, in that subject that is Josh Ebert, since. Then we have teamed, up with our partners, over at topic, to give away some prizes so, you can go and give bike packing a try for yourself so, ten lucky, winners, will get two bags each the front loader and the back loader I was attached to your handlebars, and your seat post respectively. So whether you're going out credit card Tory and getting hotels each night or perhaps, doing, it properly and going into the world and being self supported, they're gonna help you on your way which. Would you don't credit card or wild camping take a guess lastly. Yeah. Credit card yeah okay there we go we'll put the link in the description below if you like enter. Hack. Forward. Slash punch of the week now don't forget if you'd like to get involved the hashtag, is GCN hack we, will look at Instagram Twitter and, Facebook, starting. Things off for us this week is open. Book coffee, the, customized length of the twig crunch gave me the center of the cassette and three chain rings to make the final 18 kilometers home open. Book MacGyver, well. Done on finding, a twig, that was. That shape it's. About they still at BOTS yeah of course it's a fortune Asti I can't believe it held for 18 comets now go play tano, snap, from Singapore, when, you're the size of a gorilla everything on the bike flexes, yeah I find that I. Think. More stress the handlebar with, some t800. Carbon fibers time to stiffen things out for those crit, well. Presume that works few extra grams there, but I guess the extra stiffness helps, if you're that big and young. Reading is that sentence too much as hopefully. Next. Up from victor salva moving. Quickly on, homemade. Shrinks, there was a hat and we have the Teignmouth gauge works. Like a charm hashtag, GC and hack and well. It looks very similar to one that you can buy off the shelf doesn't, it so I definitely say that that is a hack sorry hack Victor and also Talos no, yours was a hack, Oliver. Young side. Will blow out fixed with an empty gel packet and dental floss. That's. It why. Have you got thing to floss out on a roll I start, with I mean definitely a hack but I mean that way from a guy over there isn't if you've got those sorts of spares in your ear saddleback, next. Up Ben, Plunkett. Sent us this video I've. Seen something similar on the show before still pretty cool I counted five speakers in total. High-five, bike. It's. Quite loud that last is now I'm not sure what I think about people that want other people, to know what music they're listening to spirit, like those boy races, that we used to get in the UK that blare the music out of their cars I know that I'm sounding slightly old and bitter now but some yeah. Yeah. Notes about. Okay. That. Following, on for you previous comment let, you take Thomas of is yes, sir okay. All right give me all they're all good ones lastly at Tom Sawyer yes hey lads my mate Dave my. Mate Dave decided, to use a condom, so. You can waterproof, his saddlebag, get a torque on, connemara. This, weekend is it hacker a budge I guess. It works but, it's rather unsightly, isn't, it there's, nothing more you can say is there budge end of, story don't. Forget to keep sending your hacks and boy jizz in and we'll feature our favorite ones this time next week. Capture. The week now it's your turn to find out if you might have one on GCN, Camelbak water bottle mm-hmm this is last week's photo from, the giro d'italia Christie Ronnie uncle and next to a dinosaur. These two human, dressed up as a dinosaur winner, is Tim.
Bishop, With, the caption, ID I know, if there, is enough room on this row for the both of us I'm. Not sure quite where I was going with that accident but we found that very funny as did sixty five other people who liked it they were done to you Tim get in touch versifying message on facebook, and we'll get that bottle out to. This. Week's caption, photo is quite, similar yeah, continuation, of a theme it's a race favourite the zero being chased by a person, dressed as an animal this, time Tom's a mullah and a pig dan I know you've got yes, don't. Get too close to Tom duel and otherwise you might be a pig and. If. You. Can do better than that and you might struggle because Dan's caption, is actually okay this week yes make, sure you comment below and you could win a GCN Cowell that water pot not just this week lastly I've been on a roll I don't know. Comment. Of the week now down I thought we should take a bit of a breather and a step away from this, year at Italia comments and I found this one which was so. Nice that I wondered if it was for one of your false accounts, through. Mary Giannetti, who, says as a spinning instructor and road cyclist I can't recommend GCN's training videos enough that is such a brainiac with great hair be. Aware that the shorter session short, the session the harder is going to punish you awesome, who's only the great hair comment in the one well that seemed. Like a genuine coming to me didn't even seem sarcastic. Of. Course about the brain nap thing in particular, neither the hair I'm sure many of you say but I will take that thanks for pointing out to me nasty Oh, so, this, from Wilma, grain. The. Raw steel chain the raw Stilton. I didn't know how to pronounce it I still don't unfortunately, the raw still 10 what where. What's the actual name thanks, well I still, don't know I've, got my favorite website, called for VOC on that helps you with pronunciations. It wasn't on there so I was Nunda clearer it was called the am post Ross when. You. But, it's the, pro-am. Tour, of Ireland and it's a legendary, race in the British Isles oh is, absolutely. Unique race, in that you get pro riders, against, county riders, and, it basically all goes off from the gun every single day so unpredictable but, fantastic, race right. So, we move on to what's on the tail this week we certainly should yeah, so coming up on Wednesday, we've. Got a special, on how to plan a bike, packing, trip and then on Thursday, it's actually the start of gravel, week right here on GC and, such as, such we are starting with top 10 gravel, rights then. On Friday, we've got a cease anything, Plus. On Friday we're also gonna have our first of the, live events from the hammer series, Limburg so it's the hammer climb which, will be starting from about 4:00 p.m. UK time 5 p.m. European or 8. A.m. if you're on the Pacific coast of the US on Saturday. We'll have how to ride a gravel bike and the hammer sprit live at the same times it's a hammock on and, on Sunday we'll, be looking at the big question is FTP.
Dead So, we'll have a version. On GC and we'll have an in-depth very geeky version, with Professor Larry Paz field on GCM tech to plus. On Sunday, we'll have the, final round of the hammer series limbo the hammer chase live and they'll be from the same times as the previous two stages plus. We'll. Have highlights of the quarter ended opening yeah. Lots remember plus also next week the usual, is on Monday the gcn racing new show and Tuesday, were back in the set for another edition of the gcn show well. I'm afraid that's the end of this week's GSN. Show will of course be back at the same time next week but loads of stuff for you to view on the channel between now and then there's certainly if so make sure you hit the thumbs up button if you've enjoyed this, week's GCN show as we, mentioned more than a few times during this video we're very excited about the lye bracing we have coming up and that is all linked in the description before. You go however we should also let you know about the outlet, sale going on at shop global, cycling Network comm so head on over and grab a deal we'll link it on screen at the end of this video now if you haven't yet seen the following video I can thoroughly recommend it, to be very interesting indeed it's, from sign it's all about spinning. Versus. Grinding, which is quite a hot topic right now you, can find it just down here.