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Dec 25, 2021

Welcome to Episode #316 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview and Discussion
    • Two reflections on the past
    • Late Terry Laughlin on swimming technique; his contribution to the sport
    • Bill's and my top 3 favorite interviews of 2021 and why
  • Endurance News
    • Couples Pro Triathlon in March - I did not know most of the pairs
    • Endurance Exchange March 3-5
  • What's new in the 303

 

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Feature Interview/Discussion

This holiday weekend we are reflecting on the year and the incredible guests we have had on the show. In a few minutes we are going to share an interview that we did with the late Terry Laughlin who we want to remember for his contributions to the sport of swimming.

 

Terry Laughlin, who developed a popular method of swimming instruction that emphasized form over speed to help thrashing swimmers learn to glide through the water, died on Oct. 20 2017 in Albany a the age of 66 of metastatic prostate cancer.

 

Reflecting on our guest this year, Bill and I have picked out our top 3 guest of 2021 and why it made a particularly strong impression. We'd like to hear from you as well!  Be sure to comment on this weekend's post with your favorite interview guest from 2021!

 

Bill's favorite guests of 2021

 

Rich's favorite guests of 2021 (In order.  I added extra just in case we have some overlap

  1. Play #266 JAN 08 - Tez Steinberg rows 2700 miles from California to Hawaii in 71 days
    1. Generally inspiring to see someone achieve something this big and knowing all the preparations that went into it; how painful the rowing got
    2. Hearing how much plastic he saw in the Pacific Inspired me to be more thorough in recycling plastic.
    1. Always tells it straight and brings insights to the sport
    2. There's usually a few innovative ideas coming out of USAT (TimeToTri, Growing Youth, NCAA, COVID Protocols)
    3. EE is a great opportunity to learn from other coaches and get CEUs
  2. Play #273 FEB 26 - USAT CEO Rocky Harris on the Endurance Exchange and the State of the Sport
    1. Gutsy bike performance with Maya Kingma; surprise win; young and unassuming
    2. Plus she ultimately won silver in Tokyo
  3. Play #285 MAY 21 - Taylor Knibb dominates Yokohama and punches ticket to Tokyo 2021
    1. Genuinely amazed that anyone can do what he does on a unicycle
  4. Play #289 JUN 18 - Mike Tierney sets riding world record climbs the worlds hardest ride on a unicycle
    1. He's a gold medalist and he's fun to talk to
  5. Play #295 JUL 30 - A look back to Kristian Blummenfelt's Gold Medal goal
    1.  Just like her energy and vibe. I like that she talks with confidence and she's fun to cheer for.
  6. Play #305 OCT 08 - Skye Moench crushes IRONMAN Chattanooga. Sights on Kona 2022

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Waterfall Bank Presents the 1st Annual Couples Championship Sunday, March 6,  2022

Scheduled for March 6, 2022 and title-sponsored by Waterfall Bank based in Clearwater, Florida, [Ft De Soto Park] the concept is for “pro triathletes in a relationship for 6 months or longer” to race together in what seems to be a hybrid enduro/relay format:

 

Partner 1 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

Partner 2 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

Partner 1 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

Partner 2 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

 

First prize is $100,000.  That’s $50,000 each – the same as for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

 

Who’s racing?  Meet the Couples.  Vincent Luis and Taylor Spivey the strong odds-on early favorites of those listed.

 

Register for the livestream for free before February 27th.

 

THIRD ANNUAL ENDURANCE EXCHANGE TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY MARCH 3-5, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The third annual Endurance Exchange presented by BOA Nutrition, an industry-wide conference for endurance professionals and athletes, will be held as a state-of-the-art virtual event March 3-5, 2022.

 

This online experience for the second consecutive year affords everyone an opportunity to safely learn, share and network, and provides reduced costs and added flexibility for attendees. While the goal continues to be to bring the community together annually for an in-person conference, USA Triathlon received overwhelming feedback in a survey it sent a few months ago that many were still recovering and the cost of travel and lodging, as well as job professional and personal obligations, made a virtual conference the best option in 2022. The conference will also record all live sessions and provide attendees the option to view sessions on-demand on their own schedule for three months after the event.

 

Endurance Exchange is a joint effort to grow, inspire and support the multisport community by bringing industry stakeholders together to learn, share best practices, network and collaborate. The virtual format in 2022 will once again be hosted on Cvent and encourage participation from an even wider range of multisport constituents. The event is open not only to those involved in the business of triathlon, but also to multisport enthusiasts of all types — from beginners to competitive age-group athletes to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls — as specific athlete-focused sessions will cater to all skill and experience levels.

USA Triathlon is continuing to explore options for in-person educational, resource sharing and networking opportunities later in 2022 and will provide additional information as details are finalized.

 

New in 2022, this year’s event will feature a content track specifically for multisport club leaders and administrators, and two options for the Athlete Insider track for novices or advanced athletes. Attendees can also expect additional engaging and interactive features, including live polling, in-session chats, in-session surveys, and prizes for the most engaged conference attendees.

 

Registration for the 2022 event is now open at enduranceexchange.com at early-bird pricing of $150 for the All-Access track and $45 for the Athlete Insider track. All registrants will also have the opportunity to purchase or extend their USA Triathlon annual memberships for 12 months at a discounted rate of $35. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 10 coaching and/or race director CEUs.

 

Nearly 1,100 members of the multisport community attended virtually in 2021 to engage with more than 60 hours content across nearly 80 sessions and more than 130 speakers. Registrants should expect a similar volume of content in 2022’s edition.

 

The conference sessions will run from approximately 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, and from approximately 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 5.

 

For the third year, USA Triathlon is offering a limited number of Together We Thrive Endurance Exchange scholarships to foster diversity and bring varied perspectives to the event. Interested candidates may apply here. Priority will be given to people of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and those who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial constraints.

 

More information about session topics and speakers will be available at enduranceexchange.com as details are finalized. For sponsorship inquiries and other questions related to Endurance Exchange, please email info@enduranceexchange.com.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

USA Triathlon To Invest $100,000-Plus To Drive Youth Participation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Triathlon today announced its plans to invest more than $100,000 to increase opportunities and access for current and prospective youth athletes across the multisport community through its 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package.

 

The 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package includes the following:

  • Free youth event sanctioning
  • Free youth clinic sanctioning
  • Free registration for youth clubs
  • 10 free youth memberships for every youth sanctioned race and youth club
  • Expansion of Youth Scholarship Program

 

USA Triathlon will donate 10 free youth memberships directly to race directors and clubs for every youth sanctioned race and youth club. Race directors and clubs are encouraged to distribute these memberships to underserved and underrepresented youth and communities at their discretion.

 

Sanctioning events and clinics with USA Triathlon provides a number of benefits, including a direct connection to local multisport leaders across the country, regional and national marketing and promotional support, access to USA Triathlon’s crisis management resources, a public acknowledgment of committing to fairness, access and respect, compliance with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, general liability and athlete excess medical coverage that also protects against damage to property, and more. Learn more about USA Triathlon sanctioning here.

 

USA Triathlon Official Clubs are included in USA Triathlon’s Find a Club page, have the opportunity to compete for club national and state championships, receive exclusive race discounts and other event-related perks, have access to resources and education from multisport industry and community leaders, including SafeSport training and education, and more. Learn more about the USA Triathlon Official Club program here.

 

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Closing:

Merry Christmas!  Be sure to tell us your favorites from 2021!

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 18, 2021

Last week we reported on out on the Clash Daytona pro results and this week we have Rudy von Berg joining us to talk about his podium performance. We'll also talk about his recovery from Epstein Barr Virus and his race plans for 2022.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Rudy von Berg
  • Endurance News
    • PTO Announces "PTO Tour" and $5.5M in prize money
    • World Triathlon sanctions Russian Triathlon Federation
    • UTMB World Series 2022 confirmed Events
  • What's new in the 303
    • Breakaway Athletics 2022 Schedule
    • Global Cycling Network

 

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Feature Interview with Rudy von Berg

After winning the U.S. Collegiate Nationals twice during his undergraduate years, Rodolphe committed to a full-time professional triathlon career on completion of his University of Colorado Business Marketing degree in 2017.

 

While many would consider that a risk, Von Berg’s approach marks him out as a man likely to achieve success in whatever career path he chooses. “I am driven by the fact that whatever I do in life, I want to do it extremely well, to my fullest capability, and discover how well I can do it. That is triathlon for me. A challenge every day to try to become better.”

 

Despite his rapid progress to the upper echelons of the sport and his drive to be the best at whatever he does, Rudy has a refreshing approach to achieving great results. He describes the best piece of training advice he can offer as: “Slow down, you don’t need to push your limits in any training day. It’s a brick-by-brick process… and no brick should be too heavy to handle.”

 

In 2020 Rudy finished Challenge Daytona in 5th place with a time of 3:06:40 just behind Lionel Sanders. 

94.42  August 8th of 2021 Rudy wins IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland in a time of 3:42:17 and then came down with mono. While scheduled to race against Gustav Iden and Kyle Smith in The Collins Cup, he pulled out and let Collin Chartier take his place. 

 

Fast forward to Clash Daytona 2021 where he battled the likes of Kristian Blummenfelt, Magnus Ditlev, Matt Hansen and Ben Kanute.

 

Post Interview:

  • How many watts did he say should feel easy?
  • The pros really have a dilemma with the PTO tour and money, and it's exactly what the future of the sport needs.
  • I learned how to pronounce my cycling glasses

 

Justin Metzler

Matt Miller

Trek

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has today announced the launch of the PTO Tour revealing dates and locations for the first ever PTO US Open, PTO Canadian Open and the 2nd edition of the game-changing team competition – The Collins Cup.

 

The PTO Tour is a consolidation of PTO events into a ‘Tour’ concept where each event will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing for a prize purse of $1,000,0000 for each Open and $1,500,000 for The Collins Cup. With a full complement of events the PTO Tour will consist of a US Open, a Canadian Open, Asian Open, European Open and The Collins Cup. Professional Races in 2022 will see a men’s race and women’s race each a 100km distance to determine the ultimate athlete: 2km swim, 80km bike leg and a 18km run.

 

As well as professional racing, the PTO Tour will, for the first time, introduce age group racing, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the professionals, a hallmark of the sport of Triathlon. In addition to sprint (25 km) and middle distance (100km) age group triathlons, the PTO Tour events will include additional racing opportunities in the component sports of the Triathlon – Swim, Bike, Run, making the PTO Tour events a festival-like celebration of multisport. Age Group registration will open on 25th January.

 

Just like The Collins Cup, each PTO Tour event will have world class TV production broadcast live to a global audience and high-quality shoulder programming showcasing the stories of the PTO Professionals. In 2022, the PTO Tour will consist of the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada on 23rd-24th July, The Collins Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20th-21st August and the PTO US Open in Dallas, Texas on 17th-18th September with The Asian Open and European Open following in 2023.

 

This means the PTO will be putting up a total of $5,500,000 when the PTO rankings bonus pool of $2,000,000 is included in 2022, making it the highest prize purse in the sport.

 

World Triathlon sanctions Russian Triathlon Federation

World Triathlon’s Executive Board has decided to sanction the Russian Triathlon Federation due to… ‘the significant number of doping cases in Russia.’  The sanction will be effective for one year, and World Triathlon will review quarterly that necessary measures are being followed. The sanctions approved by the Executive Board, consist of the following:

  • The Russian Triathlon Federation will reach an agreement with RUSADA to test all Russian athletes, especially all those athletes who will be competing internationally.
  • The Russian Triathlon Federation will, together with World Triathlon, create an education plan for Russian athletes and coaches in regard to doping issues.
  • The Russian Triathlon Federation will compensate and refund the prize monies previously awarded to the Russian triathletes sanctioned with doping offences.
  • Russian Triathlon Federation officials must resign from any World Triathlon and European bodies for the period of one year.
  • The Russian Triathlon Federation cannot organise any World or European Triathlon events for one year (until the end of 2022).
  • The Russian National Federation is to reimburse World Triathlon for all costs (including but not limited to laboratory fees, hearing expenses and travel) related to any of the violations of the anti-doping rules committed by their athletes and coaches.
  • Sanctions must be taken inside the Russian National Triathlon Federation for any coach or official that is involved in any doping violation, and collaboration must be made with World Triathlon disciplinary bodies.

 

UTMB® World Series 2022 confirmed Events (As of 16 December 2021)

24 leading international events across 16 countries are now confirmed for the first ever UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc). World Series, promising runners of all abilities from around the world the chance to immerse themselves in the UTMB® experience. UTMB® World Series Events are the only place where runners can collect running stones and begin their journey to UTMB® Mont-Blanc – the new home of the UTMB® World Series Finals.

  • Tarawera™ Ultramarathon by UTMB® (New Zealand), 12 February
  • Istria 100 by UTMB® (Croatia), 7-10 April
  • Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB®, (USA) 23 April
  • Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB® (Australia), 12-15 May
  • Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB® (France), 11 June
  • mozart 100™ by UTMB® (Austria), 18 June
  • La Sportiva® Lavaredo Ultra Trail® by UTMB® (Italy), 23-26 June
  • Trail 100 Andorra™ by UTMB® (Andorra), 24-26 June
  • Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run (USA), 25-26 June
  • Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB® (USA), July
  • Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB®, (Wales), 1-3 July
  • Restonica Trail by UTMB® (France) 7-9 July
  • Val d'Aran by UTMB® (Spain), 7-10 July
  • Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard by UTMB®, (Switzerland), 8-10 July
  • Eiger Ultra Trail by UTMB®, (Switzerland), 15-17 July
  • Wildstrubel by UTMB®, (Switzerland), 8-11 September
  • Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB®, (Slovenia), 16-18 September
  • Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB® (France), 22-25 September
  • Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB® (Mexico), October
  • Thailand by UTMB® (Thailand), 10-13 November
  • TransLantau™ by UTMB® (Hong Kong), 3-6 November
  • Panda Trail by UTMB® (China), dates TBC
  • Gaoligong by UTMB® (China), dates TBC
  • UTMB® World Series Finals; UTMB® Mont-Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland), 22-28 August

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Breakaway Athletics Events Announces Race Schedule

  • NoCo 1/2 Marathon & 10K (5-14-22 race day) -Signups open 1-1-22 at 10am MST
  • Timberview Trail 5K, 5M & 10M (8-13-22 race day) -Signups open 1-7-22 at 9am MST
  • Last Call Triathlon (and multisport) (9-25-22 race day) -Signups open 1-14-22 at 9am MST
  • Narrowleaf Lake Run 4m, 7, & 10m (10-23-22 race day) -Signups open 1-21-22 at 9am MST

 

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Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 11, 2021

We have Bryan VanMeveren joining us today.  He's finished 25 Ironman races, an 8-time Kona qualifier, has a dozen IM podiums, including 9:53 at IM AZ '11 and #1 Ranked Ironman All-World Athlete 2019.  He runs his own law firm, prioritizes family above all.  How does he do it?  That's what we intend to find out.

 

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Bryan VanMeveren
  • Endurance News
    • Clash Daytona Pro Race Rundown and Results
    • Pho3nix SUB7 Project
    • Cyclocross as a Winter Olympic Sport?
    • Endurance Exchange
  • What's new in the 303
    • National Cyclocross Championship
    • Bill and Rich's training

 

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Feature Interview with Brian VanMeveren

A few things about Brian VanMeveren before we get into our interview:

  1. 20-time half Ironman finisher, multiple podium finishes and #1 AG bike splits. 5X 70.3 Worlds qualifier
  2. 16-time USA Triathlon All American
  3. XTERRA Nationals qualifier
  4. Legal advisor and club member NoCo Tri Club, Rocky Mountain Multisport
  5. 40+ marathons and Ultras, including numerous of podium finishes
  6. Overall Marathon Champion, Crazy Horse Marathon, Black Hills SD
  7. Masters Champion, Crazy Horse Marathon
  8. Overall Half Marathon Champion, Crazy Horse Half, Black Hills SD
  9. Masters Champion Colorado Half Marathon, Fort Collins CO
  10. Podium finisher, Colorado Marathon, Fort Collins, CO  time: 2:57:11
  11. Charitable Partners: Wish For Wheels, Animal Friends Alliance, The Mission, Catholic Charities

 

Nickname: Slats

Born: November 25th, 1964

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Occupation: Managing Partner and Owner, VanMeveren Law Group, P.C.

Racing since: 1997

Strengths on the course: PERSEVERANCE

Favorite race: Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii

Favorite pre-race meal: Pasta

Favorite post-race meal: Chicken Enchiladas

Favorite post-race beverage: Iced Coffee

Pre-race music: Griz, Pink Floyd, Rufus Du Sol, Neil Young, Odesza, Macklemore, Eminem, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains

Accomplishments: 2019 #1 Ranked All-World Triathlete, 8x IM Hawaii Qualifier, 5x IM 70.3 Worlds Qualifier, 1st Place AG IM Boulder, 2nd Place IM Tahoe, 2nd Place IM AZ, 3rd Place IM NZ, 4th Place IM AZ, 8th Place IM CDA

PRs: 1:21 half marathon, 2:57 Marathon, 4:21 Half IM, 9:53 IM

Short-term goals: AG Podium IM Hawaii World Championships, 2022

Long-term goals: Ironman Hawaii @ age 70!

Family status: Married 32 years, 6 beautiful children

Hobbies outside of triathlon: Coaching youth sports, volunteering, yoga, Pilates and ultra-trail running

Blog/Twitter/website: www.vanmeverenlaw.com Insta: vanmeverenlaw

 

Post Interview:

  • First triathlon and aero bars giving out
  • Kona swim and vomit in the water
  • See him in Kona next year

 

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Endurance News:

 

CLASH Daytona 2021 Results: Hering beats Hall in a thriller

CLASH Daytona Results

Saturday December 4, 2021 – 2km swim / 80km bike / 18km run

PRO Women

  1. Jackie Hering (USA) 3:32:50
  2. Lucy Hall (GBR) 3:33:13
  3. Marjolaine Pierre (FRA) 3:34:38
  4. Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 3:34:44
  5. Laura Siddall (GBR) 3:35:42
  6. Anne Reischmann (GER) 3:37:05
  7. Rach McBride (CAN) 3:37:51
  8. India Lee (GBR) 3:40:42
  9. Lesley Smith (USA) 3:41:08
  10. Meredith Kessler (USA) 3:43:24

 

CLASH Daytona 2021 results: Blummenfelt reigns again

PRO Men

  1. Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) 3:08:31
  2. Magnus Ditlev (DEN) 3:10:08
  3. Rudy Von Berg (USA) 3:11:29
  4. Matt Hanson (USA) 3:12:47
  5. Brent McMahon (CAN) 3:14:19
  6. Ben Kanute (USA) 3:16:12
  7. Thomas Davis (GBR) 3:18:31
  8. Andrew Starykowicz (USA) 3:20:46
  9. Taylor Reid (CAN) 3:21:27
  10. Nicholas Chase (USA) 3:21:53

 

 

Brownlee vs Blummenfelt and GB vs Norway: Sub7 is a race too

Right now, it is fair to say that there are mixed views on the whole Sub7Sub8 Project from within the triathlon community – it’s certainly not conventional.  Whatever your take on the rules of this particular game though, one thing that is clear in the mind of Mitchell – the validity of this as a physical challenge.

SUB7 is no gimmick

 

“Part of the real beauty of the project is that it isn’t going to be a gimmick; it is a real athletic endeavour and we are able to use the rules to best maximise the performance,” he told TRI247.

 

“We are able to deploy 10 support athletes in any way we want. We’re looking at using the majority of these athletes to help on the bike. Alistair has got some really world-class commercial partners, so we have been working with these guys to see the latest innovations that can help to support us with this. This is going right the way through – the bike, tyres, shoes – every single thing.

 

“People are getting excited, they are thinking: ‘We can contribute to this and we have got some really cool ideas – let’s try it’. It has been a warm and open experience so far.

 

“I have led the discussions and then we will bring Alistair in as well. Once we know what we can do on the bike, we can work backwards to realise what we need to do on the run and on the swim.

 

“Because we feel that the bike is the biggest difference, that is one where we are putting in the investment and it is possibly the most complex. We are looking at using eight of the support athletes to work with Alistair on the bike.”

 

 

The next cyclocross World Cup event will take place on snow as part of Winter Olympic bid

Organisers in Val di Sole have deliberately maintained the snow to show that cyclocross could be classed as an event for the Winter Olympics.  The next meeting in the 2021/22 cyclocross World Cup season will take place at Val di Sole in the Italian Alps, and the hosts have chosen to leave compacted snow untouched.

 

The Alpine course forms part of a bid to show that cyclocross could be classed as a possible event for future Winter Olympic Games. The organisers have been working hard to preserve the snow as best they can with specialist snow ploughs among other machinery.

 

Some of the world's best riders will be competing in both the men's and women's events with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers), Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) and Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauces-Bingoal).


Val di Sole has become known over the years as one of the main events in the mountain biking world for cross-country and downhill, with cyclocross races usually taking place in the Milan and Veneto regions. However, an expansion to the World Cup has allowed Val di Sole into the calendar.

 

The track is set in a stunning valley at the Nordic ski centre in Vermiglio at an altitude of 1,261 metres right at the base of the famous Passo del Tonale, which has been used in road cycling races. The temperatures are expected to be between a nippy 3°C and a pretty brutal -7°C when the sun has gone in.

 

The race was going to be held on snow come what may, with fake snow usually used for events such as downhill skiing and biathlon on standby. However, natural early winter snow has covered the course nicely with a further 40cm expected before the race.

 

Chris Mannaerts, Flanders Classics, is in Val di Sole and said in a video by the organisers: "Sometimes the track is more icy, sometimes more snow. We expect more snow, the local experts told us it could snow another 40cm but it won’t be a problem because the locals are experts at preparing the snow.

 

"The track has two parts: there’s a more technical track at the beginning and then on the other side of the river, there’s a really steep hill. That will be very challenging because it's a straight line to the hill.  "We’ll see who can climb to the top and who steps off the bike. That will be the key thing in this cyclo-cross race, along with who can make the efforts over and over again."

 

The venue choice could see the sport of cyclocross be part of the Winter Olympics as all winter sports in the Games must take place on snow or ice. But the earliest it can become a Winter Olympic event is 2030. Inclusion would be a perfect way to get the audience-friendly sport of cyclocross into the Games, and being a winter activity, it would be wrong to have it alongside the other cycling events in the summer Games.

 

Discussion of including cyclocross within the Winter Olympics first came about back in 2014 when the International Olympic Committee set up a meeting with the UCI to discuss the possibilities.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Nation Cyclocross champs

Bill and Rich training

 

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Dec 4, 2021

We have the first ever women's Tour de France champion from 1984, Marianne Martin joining us today.  We will be talking about the 1984 Women's Tour de France, women's racing today, her thoughts on growing women's cycling, and what this former cycling champ is up to today.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Marianne Martin
  • Endurance News
    • Clash Daytona Race and Pro List
    • IRONMAN announces it's 2021 Facebook Watch viewership
    • Julian Alaphilippe sets his sights on a win of Le Tour before retiring
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    • Head sweats takes on a new logo and look

 

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Feature Interview with Marianne Martin

1984 marked the first-time both a woman and a man stood on the podium as winners of the Tour de France together.  It was Laurent Fignon who won the men’s race and it is was the American rider Marianne Martin who won the women’s title. Moreover, that it was the inaugural edition of the women’s French Grand Tour called the Tour de France Féminin.  It was a 1,083 kilometer, 18 stage race that ran concurrent with the men’s event.

 

The Dutch national team was heavily favored, with its leader Heleen Hage featuring prominently as the race’s likely winner.  Little did anyone expect that an underdog American team with an unknown rider by the name of Martin would triumph.

 

Martin continued her strong ascending and captured the malliot jaune (yellow jersey) after the 14th stage and never looked back. Martin lead the Tour de France Féminin into Paris, marking the first and last time an American would stand on the top step of the podium.

 Women Cyclists Change Tour de France Forever - The Washington Post

Tour de France féminin 1984 Stage 18 results (procyclingstats.com)

What Happened to the Women's Tour de France? | ... (totalwomenscycling.com)

 

Let's get into our interview with Marianne Martin!

 

 

Post interview discussion:

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From 1984 to 1989, the Tour de France Women was the curtain raising event for the men's event. It was organised by the Tour de France Society, organiser of the men's Tour de France. In 1990, the event changed its name and format, becoming the Tour of the EEC Women, which ran until 1993.

 

In 1992, a new race was created, the Tour cycliste féminin, organised in August by Pierre Boué. The race lacked stable sponsorship and with the location of stages determined by locations willing to contribute, there were long transfers between stages. Until 1998, it was the Tour Cycliste Féminin, but the Société du Tour de France, organizers of the men's Tour de France, said that infringed their trademark and in 1999 the name was changed.[2] It resumed under the name Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale, but was not held in 2004 because of organisational difficulties. It returned, smaller, in 2005. The previous tours were 10 to 15 stages; later ones had five and stayed in one region. The race also received a lower classification by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and had a reduced field. In 2008, the race was six days and seven stages. However, in 2009 the race was only four days long with only 66 riders, after a planned race start and three stages in Britain fell through, leading winner Emma Pooley to joke that the race was "more of a Petite Boucle than Grande."[3][4] The race was discontinued after 2009.

 

France was left with no major women's stage race after the Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin and the Route de France Féminine finished in 2010 and 2016 respectively.  For the last few years the race turned into a 1 day event titled La Course (La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 (cyclingnews.com)).

 

In 2022, the race is to return, with eight stages.  Zwift will be the main sponsor.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

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Julian Alaphilippe wants to try and win Tour de France before retiring

Julian Alaphilippe has said that he is keen to go for the overall at the Tour de France before he retires saying "I don’t want to end my time with the regret of not ever trying."  The two-time world champion, Alaphilippe has had yet another exceptional season with the Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider securing a second world title as well as wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour for a third year in a row.

 

But now Alaphilippe is looking to pick and choose his goals for the upcoming seasons, including the Tour overall title. When being asked about trying to win the Tour, which he so nearly did in 2019, "Never say never," was the answer.

 

"Why not think about it before the end of my career?" he continued. "There are a lot of questions to be asked and I’d need to speak to the team. But I don’t want to end my time with the regret of not ever trying."

 

In 2019 Alaphilippe led the race for 14 days, only losing the jersey twice, once to Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) - who took the jersey from the breakaway on stage six to the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles before ceding it back to Alaphilippe two days later - and finally to Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) after the Colombian attacked solo on the Col de l'Iseran on stage 19. On that day the general classification times were taken at the top of the Iseran due to mudslides and extreme weather, which forced the race to be stopped before the final climb to Tignes.

 

"I’ve never raced a Grand Tour thinking of winning it," Alaphilippe said, "so there wasn’t the same pressure. But I can understand why it’s been difficult for [Thibaut] Pinot and [Romain] Bardet," Alaphilippe said.

 

List of all men's winners of the Tour de France

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tour_de_France_general_classification_winners

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Headsweats Debuts New Look with Updated Logo and Product

BOULDER, Colo. (November 30, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Headsweats, the leader in high performance headwear, is rolling out an updated logo across all current and new product as part of a revamp to their brand voice and personality. The new visuals debut at The Running Event expo in Austin, Texas on December 1, and will be on product starting in January 2022.

 

The new mark redefines the “running man,” which has been the iconic logo for the 23-year-old company based in Boulder, CO. “The new mark represents an evolving direction for the brand as we expand to a broader audience,” said Headsweats CEO Jim Heese. “We believe the new logo simplifies the legacy mark while staying true to the brand’s heritage. The mission of Headsweats is to embrace sweat as a badge of honor for athletes everywhere.”

 

In addition to the updated logo, Headsweats is also rolling out the Nerve, a new flagship running hat. A third of the regular weight of an average running hat, it features an internal sweatband and superior drying performance to better manage moisture. The Nerve will retail for $39.00 and will be available in Spring 2022.

 

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