Podcast: Previewing Il Lombardia, takeaways from Oz Trails

The podcast talks takeaways from the Oz Trails Off-Road and looks ahead to Il Lombardia

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Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

With Il Lombardia approaching, it’s a great time for the VeloNews podcast to take a closer look at the final monument of the season. There’s plenty to discuss: Newly crowned world champion Alejandro Valverde is hungry for his first win in the rainbow stripes, and riders like Thibaut Pinot and Mike Woods are eager to put their late-season form to good use. We pick a few favorites for Saturday’s race.

Plus, news director Spencer Powlison reports on his experience at the Oz Trails Off-Road. The final event in the Epic Rides series offered some great racing — and one heck of a prize purse — over the weekend.

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All that and more on the latest episode of the VeloNews podcast.

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