Flammecast Cycling Podcast
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Commentary on the the Pro Cycling world.
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Total Recall. They've Stolen My Holidays and I Want Them Back!||Tour Chat.||7/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Le Tour. The Umpires Strike Back.||Tour Chat.||7/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Croaky and The Bandit||Sorry for the voice folks. Incessant coughing means it's a choppier edit than usual, but hey, here's episode 16! Criterium De Dauphine http://www.letour.fr/us/homepage_courseCDD.html Tour de...||6/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Where's Floydy?||Discussion of the end of the Giro, the Criterium du Dauphine, a look forward to The Tour de Suisse, GreenEDGE's new Scotts and a "Wherefore art thou Floyd?" moment. John picked naked folk on bikes Derek picked an iPhone app||6/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14:The Derek, Shane and JV Show.||Derek chats with Shane Stokes of Velonation.com and Jonathan Vaughters of Garmin Cervelo. I was ill.||6/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: A Briefcase Show, But Does It Hold John's Fanboy Towel?||The tragic loss of Xavier Tondo, 60 Minutes of Tyler, The Tour of California, The Giro, Bill Strickland of Bicycling Magazine and John being a whore. It's a fun packed episode!||5/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Bring a Packed Lunch and Wear Sensible Shoes||Derek and I speak about the Giro so far and take a look forward to the coming week. We chat to Aaron Brown, Sean Lally and Festinagirl. Have a couple of Picks of the Week and announce the Cyclefilm competition winners.||5/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: The Post BBQ Show||After a pleasant family BBQ John rambles and Derek talks about the Tours of Romandie and Turkey. Young Degenkolb and even younger Zabel come good in Frankfurt and the Giro's coming up. Earlier in the day I'd had a great chat with David McQuillan, the...||5/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: The One In Which We Are Disappointed||This week we look back on the Ardennes Classics. We have three really enjoyable chats with cycling folk. We wonder if Dr Ferrari is really at the heart of our sport.||4/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Derek Knows Nothing About Cycling||We discuss the Tour of the Basque Country, Paris-Roubaix and the upcoming Ardennes Classics||4/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: In Which We Chat to a Proper Journalist||Topics include the GP Miguel Indurain, the 3 Days of De Panne, The Tour of Flanders (men's and women's) and a look forward to the Tour of the Basque Country and Paris Roubaix. We're chuffed to be joined by Dan Benson, editor of Cyclingnews.com.||4/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: It's a Sausage Fest! (Apparently)||Races a go-go! Gent-Wevelgem, Volta a Catalunya, Criterium International, Harelbeke E3 and a look forward to The Tour of Flanders.||3/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: In Which We Discuss Oirish Cyclists||Milan-San Remo, The Tour of Catalunya, Doping, Radios and strange Irish Folk, not to mention Ghent-Wevelghem.||3/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Derek Gets Starstruck||We look at the recent Paris Nice and Tirreno Adriatico stage races, look forward to Milan-San Remo and chat with Gerard Vroomen, co-founder of Cervelo.||3/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 Derek's Dapper Dog||Eroica, Paris-Nice and Murcia are up for discussion as are a variety of comebacks. Please leave a comment for us on iTunes. It'll help us get better and other folk find us.||3/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 (It Has Music!)||Derek and I discuss the first of the early season Belgian races, NAHBS, the return of Di Luca, some exciting developments on www.flammecast.com and upcoming races.||3/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Best Pro Cycling Podcast
What else can be said....the return of John Galloway, with a new Irish partner Derek Troy. For those who used to listen to the Velocast, here is a summary:
A) Less polished than the Velocast (that was former mate Scott's doing). Scott was a great moderator, and really good at acting as the host of the podcast. Not that the Flamme Cast is worse, just this new cast I would say is more akin to the Two John's Podcast, which has a more homemade feel to it.
B) Better back and forth. Derek is a better counterweight to John, who could sometimes overtake the Velocast's air, leaving Scott with little to say except set up each opinion for John.. Derek on the other hand, can hold his own, and has some strong opinions himself about the sport.
C) No other podcast (in English anyways) comes close to the depth of analysis on the pro cycling scene. The discussion of the races go beyond the typical "he rode a strong race" banter. They question tactics, team selections, course routes etc...
D) They have an affinity for so called "Hard Man's" races, and will divert attention to the classics, semi-classics and smaller races throughout Europe. For those in the States, used to the customary Tour De France only coverage, this is a great change of pace. They even discuss stories such as the Grewal comeback, which in tyhe grand scheme of things is a blip on the cycling radar, but devote a couple of minutes discussing him, his results and promise more coverage. Just great stuff.
E) They do not pull punches...case in point...telling Jens Voigt to HTFU. Where else can you get that?
An Irishman and a Scot discuss bicycle racing, a fun and insightful look at the colorful world of professional cycling. If you have any interest in racing this is the podcast for you
Best Pro Cycling Podcast
These guys know more about pro cycling than anyone out there. Darn entertaining as well, plus interesting accents......