Criterium Nation

Hosted ByRob Kelly

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The World Tour with Maggie Coles-Lyster

It’s amazing to watch people grow and excel. This podcast has been fortunate enough to have had a myriad of incredible guests who have achieved tremendous levels of success. Now, for the first time, we have a World Tour Pro on the show in Maggie…

Who Comes Next: Crossover with The Call Up

We are fortunate to occupy this stage for only a brief period of time. What happens after we leave? How do we maintain the progress we’ve made and ensure that others can stand on our shoulders? It’s a question that we must grapple with in criterium…

Autumn in Connecticut with Will Gleason

“To thine ownself be true”– Billy Shakespeare, Hamlet.  Will Gleason of CS Velo and I went for a long bike ride among the crisp leaves of autumn in western Connecticut. We didn’t do much leaf peeping but we did a whole lot of talking,…

What’s Happened Lately with Bill Schieken

A lot has happened since our last recap episode following Intelli. Good thing we’ve got fellow Wide Angle Podium contributor Bill Schieken to help us delve through the details of Littleton, the NCL, Momentum Indy, Gateway Cup and Bucks County. Yep,…

Live from the Gateway Cup

Things may sound just a bit different because we are 100% live from with Will Hardin from Project Echelon and Melanie Wong from ButcherBox. Our good friends from brewery in the heart of the Grove were gratious hosts and the environment was perfectly…

So You Want to Promote a Race, Part 4 with Graham Costa

Race promotion is a learned trade. There is a guide, but the real lessons are learned through trial and error, and with a lot of help and experience. Without good events our community is nothing but solo training and group rides. A great event can…

Oh Canada, O’Krafka with Logan O’Krafka of UNC Lotto Max

We go north of the border for this week’s episode to meet with the captain of the new squad UNC Lotto Max– Logan O’Krafka. Despite their youth and newness to the scene, they really stamped their authority on Intelligentsia Cup. Logan gives us the…

Two Things can be True at the Same Time

Nationals, ACC, Boise, NCL, Salt Lake City, UCI Transgender Ban, and so much more. We cover a lot of ground in this episode. We are brought to you this week by — say goodbye to the generic face wash on your counter because is here to save the day…

Why We Stage Race

At its core the popular image of cycling in the United States is stage racing. Fortunate for us, every major American stage race comes complete with its own demanding and technical criterium. Meaning, when we talk stage racing we remain very much on…