The Geraint Thomas Cycling Club

The Geraint Thomas Cycling Club

By Crowd Network

This is your year-round cycling feed! Geraint Thomas has started the world's biggest cycling club. And you’re all invited. Follow the Tour de France winner and amateur rider Tom Fordyce as they take you on a fascinating ride round some of the biggest stories and guests throughout the off-season. And once racing gets under way, join INEOS team-mates and best friends Luke Rowe and Geraint as they bring you banter, guests and inside information from their Monaco-base, training camps and all the biggest races on the pro-tour.

Episodes

A Giro to be proud of | The big Giro d'Italia debrief - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

Ever wanted to give Ketones a try? Ketone-IQ is a brilliant place to start. To find out more about Ketone-IQ and try it for yourself, visit https://ketone.com/WATTSOCCURING for 30% off your first subscription order (discount automatically applied at checkout). Another Grand Tour podium for G. What a man. Here at Watts Occurring we're incredibly proud of him - and we're sure you all are too. Now the dust has settled on the podium in Rome, Luke got him to reflect on his third place, chasing pink panther Pog around Italy, Macs stealing the show on the final day and plenty more besides. Next up? The Tour de France. Bring it on. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/2448m 21s

What does G want for his Giro birthday? | Giro d'Italia stage 18 - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

We've welcomed a new sponsor to Watts Occurring! To find out more about Ketone-IQ and try it for yourself, visit https://ketone.com/WATTSOCCURING for 30% off your first subscription order (discount automatically applied at checkout). The rain has started pouring in Italy but G remains right in the hunt for a podium spot in Rome. There's plenty to catch up on: the shorted stage 16, a mountain battle on stage 17, and today's sprint day. With Luke and Tom busy, G hopped on the massage table, plugged in his mic, and updated Producer George on the comings and goings in Italy. There's two big mountains days left - and G has two ascents of Monte Grappa to look forward to on his 38th birthday. Can you think of a better way to spend it? Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/2452m 30s

Chasing Pogacar's greatness on the Queen stage | Giro d'Italia stage 15 - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

The Giro d'Italia saw a show today. A Tadej Pogacar show. And G had a front row seat, as he solidified his podium place. Fresh from the team bus he hopped on the massage table with his mic, gave Luke a buzz, and they set about recording an absolute classic Watts Occurring. G was typically honest on the race within the race, if the Slovenian can be stopped, and all the rest of the action since our two Welshman last caught up. Got any questions for the guys? Drop them to us on X via @Watts_Occurring - and we'll put them to them on the next record. Speak soon. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2437m 50s

The calm before G's weekend storm | Giro d'Italia stage 12 - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

The boys have been busy - G racing the Giro, Luke repping the pod live in studio on Eurosport, and there's three big days of racing to recap. It's been pretty smooth since the rest day but, as always, Grand Tours are like a swan swimming across a pond. There's always a hell of a lot happening under the surface. G filled us in on the peloton's antics, reflected on Julian Alaphilippe's incredible stage win today, another big ride from Johnny 'Bravo' Narvaez, and previewed stage 13's sprint test, before looking ahead to a brutal weekend of climbing. Strap yourselves in. The Giro 'starts' this weekend. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/2444m 3s

G's rest day recap | What a week at the Giro! - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

It's rest day number one at the Giro, so you know what that means: it's time for a pod. There's a lot for G and Luke to catch up on. That tricky time trial, the latest summit finish, what's coming up this week, and we even had some time for a few of your questions. Pippo Ganna even popped by. We can't wait for week two - and we'll be back with another pod in a few days. Come on G! Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/2441m 5s

How do you solve a problem like Peppa Pog? - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

We're on the eve of the second weekend at the Giro d'Italia and Luke and Tom are here to recap the first time trial of the race - and it was a cracker. G battled hard to a solid top-10 finish while Pog put in a big ride to pip Pippo Ganna to the stage win by a matter of seconds and strengthen his grip on the maglia rosa. There's plenty for the boys to catch up on - yesterday's gravel stage, a special ride from Luke's friend Michael Valgren, more #PinkPanther analysis and - as always - a lot more. Luke and Tom will also be providing alternative commentary live on Eurosport tomorrow, for stage 8 - tune in to @eurosportcycling or @gtcyclingclub on Instagram from 2pm UK time to hear their thoughts on the race's latest mountaintop finish. G will be back on the pod on Monday. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/2434m 10s

Hold that wheel son: G and Pog on the attack at the Giro - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

Did anybody think the first three days of the Giro would be that exciting? We didn't. An INEOS win on day one, a classic Pog ride on day two, and then a wild attack from G and Pog on day three! It's been a tasty ride. So, it was time for a pod. Luke joined G to chat about that crazy first weekend, INEOS' tactics, how our Welshman's feeling in Italy and what's left to come this week. The boys will be back soon - and we're hoping G carries on his cracking start. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/2442m 10s

Luke's got some BIG news to share with you - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

1 January, 2012. The day that Luke Rowe became a professional bike rider, pulling on the immortal colours of Team Sky for the first time. 13 years later, after a career that he dreamt of as a young Maindy Flyer, growing up in Cardiff and riding round the famous outdoor velodrome, Luke's decided to hang up his pro wheels at the end of this season. What a journey it's been. He sat down with G this week to bring you, our Watts Occurring listeners, the news first. It's not been an easy decision. Following his crash and concussion in E3 back in March, regular listeners will know that Luke's recovery hasn't been as speedy as expected. As he explains, following medical advice and long discussions with his young family, Luke has decided that this season will be his last. He still hopes to race this season - did someone say Tour of Britain? - but will need to see how his recovery progresses. For now, it's time to pay tribute to Luke, and start planning his retirement party. It's been fun, eh? Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/2428m 26s

The big Giro preview - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

The boys are back and yes, it's finally here - it's Giro week! It barely seems like five minutes since G lost out on that epic final day to Primoz Roglic last year, yet here we go again. It's time for G to pack his bags and head off for a lap of Italy. Tom joined the lads for this bumper preview - and he'll be back throughout the race for plenty of Giro pods - as they talked G's chances, made some big predictions, and made sure that Sa will be giving him a haircut before he boards the plane for Italy. We'll be back later this week for a very special bonus show (more on that in due course), and then as always we'll be bringing you regular updates from the frontline of the first Grand Tour of the season. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport NOTE: We'll let him off as he's got a big month ahead, but G's microphone had a few issues during this record. Apologies if you pick up on that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/2444m 3s

G's Tour of the Alps review and Pog's latest Merckx impression - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

G's prep for the Giro is very nearly complete. Tour of the Alps was his last racing hit out before he heads for Italy and he breaks it all down for Luke in this week's Watts. Luke himself is finally on the mend, following his concussion back in mid-March. Fingers crossed he'll be back on the bike with a vengeance soon. He's keeping himself busy though, with two commentary stints on Eurosport over the past week. First up he called compatriot Stevie Williams winning Fleche Wallonne, and then was on air as Pogi decimated the field in typically stunning fashion at Liege. G reckons he's now on Merckx level. What do you think? Let us know on Twitter: @Watts_Occurring. We'll be back in a week's time for a bumper Giro preview... and then Grand Tour number one of the season will begin. Bring it on! Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/2439m 59s

Lighting it up in the Alps and a big win at Amstel - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

Well, day one at the Tour of the Alps was a cracker wasn't it - and after a tasty, attacking finale, G came home sixth, three seconds back on teammate and stage winner Tobias Foss. He jumped straight on the massage table, called up Luke, and gave him the rundown. Meanwhile the boys are fresh from their first alternative commentary with Eurosport - head to @eurosportcycling on Instagram to relive the boys' commentating efforts on the Amstel Gold Race! And after they came off air, INEOS Grenadiers put on a show, setting up Tom Pidcock for his first (well... maybe second) Amstel title. Luke and G analyse that win and look ahead to Fleche and this Sunday's final spring Monument, Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Before that, G's got a few Alpine mountains to summit. Send him your best. We'll be back next week - if not before... Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2434m 51s

Crashes, classics, and concussion - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

The boys are back to discuss the fastest ever edition of Roubaix, won in serious style by world champ Mathieu van der Poel. Yes, that's the bloke who won Flanders too. He is untouchable right now - although, of course, if Luke wasn't suffering from concussion, he'd have taken it to the Dutchman... Speaking of Luke's concussion, he's got a bit of bad news on that front. He's still suffering after his crash in E3 and is back off the bike. He's hoping to be back to normal soon, but there's no rushing an issue like this. G is trucking along happily in Sierra and should be back in action at the Tour of the Alps this time next week. See you then for a racing update from our elder statesman, who is now less than a month out from the Giro. Watts Occurring is powered by Eurosport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/2444m 43s

Flanders review, training with Pog, and a concussion update: the boys are back - Watts Occurring powered by Eurosport

The boys are back - and we've got some news: Watts Occurring is now powered by Eurosport! We're delighted to welcome Eurosport as our new title sponsor for 2024. We've got lots of exciting things planned, including Luke, G and Tom doing a spot of alternative commentary... More details on that soon. Before then the boys are back with the first Watts Occurring of 2024 - and there's lots to catch up on. Luke's overcoming his concussion, G's been training with Pog in Sierra Nevada and the boys do a deep dive looking back on an incredible Flanders. It's good to be back. See you next week for a Roubaix recap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/2453m 3s

Luke Rowe on what the future holds, a difficult 2023, and riding back to form

When we ask our GTCC members for guest suggestions, one man often comes up: Mr Luke Rowe. Of course Luke is a part of the GTCC family and a familiar voice to you all as half of Watts Occurring, but for the final GTCC episode of season four we thought we'd shine the spotlight on our other Welshman and dig into his career over the past few seasons, his plans for this year, and what life might look like when he's hung up his competitive wheels. 2023 wasn't kind to Luke. He lost his Mum, Alyson, in April and - as anybody can imagine - cycling took a back seat for a while. But, having penned a fresh two-year contract at the end of the season, he's hoping for a big 2024. And so after another incredible series, we call time on the GTCC! We'll be back next week with the first Watts Occurring of 2024 - and back in October for GTCC S5. We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/241h 2m

Introducing: Oceans: Life Under Water

Get this in your ears the next time you go for a ride. It’s like Blue Planet, in podcast form. Wildlife filmmaker and TV personality Hannah Stitfall wants to take you the world below the waves. She’ll be chatting to freedivers, marine biologists, submarine pilots and more, hearing mind-boggling stories about the oceans-deep and its inhabitants. We explore The Lost City. We hang out with your favourite animals. The hypnotic sound design and storytelling will drop you right there. Oceans: Life Under Water is brought to you by Crowd Network and Greenpeace UK, which is how these stories can be told so beautifully but also responsibly. To hear more, search for Oceans: Life Under Water in your favourite podcast app. Or click here: https://linktr.ee/oceanspod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/246m 22s

Sir Jim Ratcliffe on riding with G, crashing with Chris Froome, buying Manchester United and his love of sport

We're delighted to welcome a BIG guest to the GTCC today - G's boss and the head of INEOS, Sir Jim Ratcliffe! A huge cycling and sports fan, Jim is one of the most talked about men in the sporting world right now, following his investment into Manchester United. The INEOS Sport portfolio continues to grow and, over an hour and a cup of coffee in his Monaco office, Jim was more than happy to chat to Geraint and Tom about how he's ended up owning one of the world's largest cycling teams, an America's Cup sailing team, two other football clubs, a stake in the Mercedes F1 team, become a major sponsor of the All Blacks, and so much more. There's also an excellent anecdote about being crashed by Chris Froome - yes, really - plus a lot of chat about Jim's plans for returning United to the top of English and world football. We hope this gives you a great insight into Sir Jim and a better understanding of his sporting investments. Meanwhile G's straight back to work - this time in Catalunya, as he continues his prep for the Giro. We'll see you next week for the last GTCC of season four! We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/241h 12m

G’s coach Conor Taylor on the evolution of training, looking after G, and the biggest changes in cycling

G had to be on best behaviour for this week’s guest - because it’s the man who sets him his training day in, day out! Conor Taylor has been working with G for more than two years now and has played a major role in G’s longevity at the top of the sport, helping him to that incredible second place at the Giro last year, and Tour podium finish in 2022. The thinking behind cycling training and the nutrition to support it has changed beyond all recognition in recent years, with G himself happy to admit that he’s had to adapt with the times to stay relevant. Conor came to the GTCC with plenty of fascinating insights for our GTCC members - there should be something for every cyclist in this episode. In other news, G, Tom and Producer George have been working on something very exciting to end the series - so get ready for that one, if it comes off. We shall see. We’ll see you soon. We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/241h 9m

Lucy Charles Barclay on breaking the Ironman Kona course record, learning to ride a TT bike, and coaching G

Lucy Charles-Barclay needs no introduction - although the first time G met her, he could have done with one! You'll hear that story here, as well as how Lucy went from being a star swimmer and just missing out on Olympic selection to the absolute top of the Ironman world. Her journey has been remarkable and we loved getting to know one of Britain's world endurance stars for this week's GTCC. And, of course, G managed to get plenty of advice out of Lucy as he plans his Ironman attempt in retirement. Tom might even join in too! There's also a Strade recap, an ode to Pog, and a deep dive into Jumbo's beautiful new aero TT helmet. See you next week for a fascinating chat with G's coach. We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/241h 3m

Julian Alaphilippe on French expectation, fatherhood, and the 2019 Tour de France

We know what you're thinking: HOW did it take this long to get Julian Alaphilippe on the GTCC?! We don't know. But he's here now, and everyone's favourite Frenchman certainly didn't disappoint. Julian has been unfortunate with injury over the past two seasons and cycling waits for no man. Yet he's started this season with a spring in his step and nobody would doubt him adding to his frankly ridiculous palmares. Two-time world champion. Multiple Tour de France stage winner. Strade Bianche. Milan San Remo. Polka dot jersey. And, of course, the winner of a lot of hearts. Here at the GTCC we're also super excited to see Julian line up alongside G at the Giro this year, for the first time in his career. They'll also both be at Strade Bianche this weekend - although G's prep for that hasn't been the smoothest... he reveals all in the intro. We hope you enjoy Julian. We'll be back next week with a star of the triathlon world... We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/241h 3m

Greatest trail runner of all time Kilian Jornet on climbing Mount Everest in 17 hours, riding up Angliru, and tackling the toughest mountains on earth

This week's guest is one of the most remarkable we've ever welcomed to the GTCC. We are used to having guests who climb mountains - and, of course, G does it almost every day - but, well, not like this guy. Kilian Jornet is one of the most incredible athletes to ever walk this earth. Aged 24, he'd won basically every ultra endurance and trail race there is to win. Since then, he's secured his status as the greatest trail runner of all time by climbing and descending numerous major mountains in scarcely believable times. Most notably, he climbed Mount Everest twice in five days back in 2017. Completely alone and without supplementary oxygen or climbing ropes, Kilian tackled the world's highest peak and returned to Base Camp in 17 hours. And yes, you read that correctly. He did it twice in five days. He's also a huge cycling fan and loved chatting to G. We're sure you're going to enjoy this week's pod. Meanwhile, G's back up a mountain of his own - he's spending a couple of weeks in Sierra Nevada before racing Strade Bianche, off the back of the Volta ao Algarve, where he made his debut for the year. Tom got the lowdown from him. We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/241h 8m

Geraint Thomas on Just Ride, Red Bull's cycling podcast

G's been a busy boy lately. Not only are we deep in the midst of GTCC season four, but he also joined mountain bike legends Rob Warner and Eliot Jackson to kick-start season two of Red Bull's cycling podcast, Just Ride. Rob and Eliot were very excited to welcome their first Tour de France winner to Just Ride and set about quizzing G on his plans for 2024, what it's actually like in the peloton, how racing has changed and so much more. Just Ride is the cycling podcast you never knew you needed. Journeying through almost every cycling discipline you can imagine, Eliot and Rob chat to a huge cast of stars from the world of cycling. As well as G, Luke joined the guys in season one, and they have some incredible guests lined up for the rest of this series! So here's a little clip from G's appearance - and if you want to listen to the rest of the episode, then search for Just Ride wherever you get your pods or follow this link: https://pod.fo/e/21cb04 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/2415m 47s

Carlos Rodriguez on Caerphilly Mountain, studying for a degree, and going back to the Tour

Carlos Rodriguez joined INEOS aged just 18. Nowadays, that's par for the course. But four years ago it was relatively unprecedented in elite level cycling. There was a sense of intrigue around this young Spaniard who, it emerged, was also studying for a degree in engineering. How would he fare? Well, it's safe to say, he's done really rather well. Now a Tour de France, Tour of Britain and Tour of the Basque Country stage winner, Carlos also won the Spanish national road race championships in 2022. He's gone from strength to strength and looks set for an incredible 2024. Starting his year up in Tenerife with G, the duo sat down, gave Tom a call, and had a fascinating chat about his career to date. G had a lot of questions about his win on Caerphilly Mountain too. Meanwhile G is starting his season this week in Portugal - and he'll be racing alongside Luke for the first time in a while! We can't wait to see our Welsh duo back in action. We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/2457m 21s

Emma Finucane on being world champ at 20, racing in G's velodrome, and her Olympic dreams

Aged just 20, Emma Finucane turned up to a home Worlds in Glasgow with a dream. She left it in a rainbow jersey, GB's first female track sprint world champion in a decade. Her rise has been meteoric and now she has her sights set on this summer's Olympics. A compatriot of Geraint's, she grew up in Carmarthen and, having discovered cycling, she spent her teenage years travelling to and from the velodrome in Newport - yes, that's right, the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales. We loved welcoming Emma to the GTCC and we're sure all our GTCC members will love hearing her story. We'll be back next week with another cracker. We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/241h

Ken Owens on G's rugby prospects, proving people wrong, and an infamous arm wrestle story

We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). You know the drill: it's Six Nations week, so GTCC rules dictate that we must welcome a rugby player to the show. Well, G pulled out all the stops this year, ringing up his old mate Ken Owens to join him and Tom on the pod. A long-term captain of Wales with an incredible 91 caps to his name, it was our pleasure to hear from 'The Sheriff'. Ken and G swap notes on the similarities between what they both do - despite all the obvious differences - and share some great stories from years gone by. Elsewhere, G has been enjoying himself in Tenerife. But has he finally made it right to the top of Teide? Tom has been dying to find out... See you next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/241h 9m

Part two! Matt Stephens on racing against a young Geraint, his work in the Police force, and making it in the media

We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Few people in cycling can talk like Matt Stephens - so we split his chat with G and Tom into two parts. Here's part two, a continuation of Tuesday's part one. In this section, Matt talks about his career in the Police force, branching out into the media, racing against G and being a two-time Junior Tour of Wales winner. Yes, that's two more times than Geraint. We really hope you've enjoyed our chat with Matt. He's one of the good guys! We'll be back next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/2451m 57s

Where's G racing in 2024?! We've got the scoop... | GTCC Bonus

It's been the question on everyone's lips... (OK, not quite. But indulge us for a moment.) Where's G racing in 2024?! Well, we have the news from the man himself and without spoiling it, it's pretty bloody exciting. All being well, we're in for another cracking year watching G do his thing - and, of course, there'll be plenty of pods along the way. In the meantime, we'll be back Friday with part two of our chat with Matt Stephens. And don't forget, we've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/2423m 4s

Matt Stephens on his remarkable cycling journey, racing for Linda McCartney and doing the night shift at Morrisons - part one

We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). If you listen to the GTCC, then you'll know Matt Stephens. One of the most likeable men working in cycling, Matt needs no introduction. Yet his cycling journey started many moons ago, before the sport in the UK became the force it is today. He battled to make it pro in the 90s, eventually getting there with the infamous Linda McCartney Team. After one solid year, the team unexpectedly folded - leaving Matt with no job, and no way of paying the mortgage. His story is a fascinating one, and Tom and G were delighted to welcome him to the GTCC. Indeed, the chat was so interesting and went on far longer than usual - so we've cut it into two parts. Here's part one - and we will release part two on Friday! Enjoy. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/2457m 41s

INEOS chef James Forsyth on cooking for G, truffle omelettes, and feeding Filippo Ganna pasta

We've welcomed a new partner to the GTCC this week! Visit https://hvmn.com/GTCC for 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ (discount automatically applied at checkout). We always love welcoming the people who work away behind-the-scenes at INEOS with G to the GTCC, and this week's guest is one of our most interesting ever: it's team chef, James Forsyth! What's it like cooking on a Grand Tour? How demanding are the riders? How specific are their nutritional needs? G, Tom and James got stuck into all of those topics, loads of listener questions, and much more besides in this week's show. James started out working in Michelin-starred restaurants before taking on the challenge of cooking for Dave Brailsford's men back in 2016. God only knows how much rice he's cooked in that time. Elsewhere, you lot came through with some incredible suggestions for a cycling phonetic alphabet and G is enjoying life back on the training regime. We'll be back next week with a very fun guest. More on that one soon! Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/241h 1m

Laurens de Plus on being our Ambassador, overcoming burnout, and playing football like Fellaini

Welcome (back) to the GTCC... Laurens de Plus! Our much loved Watts Occurring Ambassador De Pluski has become a regular on the pods this year - so we thought it was time to sit him down and let our GTCC members get to know him a little better. Tipped for huge success as a young rider coming out of Belgium, Laurens enjoyed an incredible start to his career: racing for Quick-Step, Jumbo, and then INEOS. But a viral illness and burnout wiped out almost his entire 2020 and 2021. The road back was a long and uncertain one. But he made it. And he's become G's right-hand man (after Luke, of course) along the way. A starring ride in support of G at the Giro this year showed the cycling world that LDP is back to his best and he's revving up for a big 2024. Meanwhile, Tom and G think it's about time we had a GTCC phonetic alphabet. Can you help? Hit us up on social or email GTCC@crowdnetwork.co.uk with your suggestions! It's also time for G to finally climb right to the top of Mount Teide. Let's see if he's true to his word this time round. We'll be back next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/2448m 43s

Egan Bernal on his life-changing crash, the road back to the top, and gaining a new perspective

Happy new year to all of our GTCC members! We're back with a bang to kick-start 2024 - by welcoming Egan Bernal to the GTCC. Latin America's first Tour de France winner joined G and Tom to chat about his road to recovery after his life-changing accident. In January 2022, Egan was riding at 60km/h when he hit the back of a parked truck. He broke 20 bones including his spine, femur and kneecap, and his lung collapsed. He was lucky to be alive. Doctors initially warned there was a chance of paralysis. Remarkably, Egan returned to racing eight months later, at the Tour of Denmark. In 2023 he raced both the Tour de France and La Vuelta. And now, he's eyeing up an improved 2024 as he continues his journey back to the racer who changed the sport when he burst onto the scene in 2018. We'll be back next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/2449m 25s

Christmas Bonus! Anthony Kennedy Shriver on Best Buddies and the power of cycling | GTCC

Merry Christmas GTCCers! G and Tom are back with a little festive bonus pod for you all to enjoy in the classic Christmas lull between the big day and New Year's Eve. Back at the start of December G spent some time with the charity Best Buddies and welcomed the founder of the charity, Anthony Kennedy Shriver, to the GTCC. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Cam Wurf, Chris Froome, Magnus Sheffield and Tom Pidcock have all helped Best Buddies in the past and this year G was privileged to lend his own support to the charity. He spoke to Anthony about the charity's work and much more besides. We'll be back in early 2024 with some more brilliant guests on the GTCC. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/2335m 15s

Mathieu van der Poel on winning the Worlds, Roubaix and Milan San Remo in an incredible 2023

Well for our final regular GTCC episode of 2023, we thought it was time to bring out the big guns - and cycling guns don't come much bigger than MVDP himself, Mathieu van der Poel. The newly-crowned world champion joined G and Tom to talk about that remarkable ride in Glasgow, his two Monument wins at Milan San Remo and Paris-Roubaix - plus so, so much more. We've wanted Mathieu on the pod since day one of the GTCC and the Dutchman didn't disappoint. In other news the Thomas household is getting very excited about Christmas and Producer George is prepping for a pre-Christmas Zwift on Wednesday's GTCC ride - come and join him at 6pm UK time: https://www.zwift.com/events/series/geraint-thomas-cycling-club/view/3825884 We'll be back on January 2nd to kick-start 2024 - although we might have a cheeky bonus pod next week to tide you over. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/231h

Watts Occurring - Annual Awards Show!

It's time for our Annual Watts Occurring Awards Show which means that yes, Luke is back! The boys had a lot of fun at their Mallorca training camp reflecting on a pretty remarkable 2023. And in typical Watts fashion, it's not very polished - with Tom Pidcock making an impromptu appearance and Cam Wurf chipping in from a nearby massage table. Don't worry, we'll never change. The boys run through: Win of the Year, Race of the Year, Rider of the Year, the controversial Flop of the Year, Team of the Year, Grenadier of the Year and Breakthrough of the Year. Agree? Disagree? Let us know on Twitter @Watts_Occurring! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/2342m 28s

Sepp Kuss on winning La Vuelta, racing his teammates, and what's next as a Grand Tour winner

When we asked our listeners who they wanted to hear from on the GTCC this season, one answer came back again and again: Sepp Kuss. Well, we couldn't let you down could we?! The Vuelta a Espana winner dropped in to chat to G and Tom about his amazing 2023, which culminated in that remarkable win in Spain. The guys chatted Roglic and Vingegaard, G tried to get him to move across to INEOS, and Sepp let everyone know what his plans are for 2024. Will we see GC Kuss activated once again? Meanwhile Tom's celebrated his 50th and enjoyed some friendly messages from our GTCC members while G's been trucking on at training camp. We'll be back next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/231h 4m

Chris Froome on his 2024 plans, why road racing is changing, and his African academy

We last spoke to Chris Froome midway through 2021 on the GTCC and, well, a lot has happened since then! G thought it was time to get his old mate back on the pod for an update from Froomey. And when they caught up at the Best Buddies Camp in Malibu, Chris sounded as determined as ever - and ready to keep pushing hard out on the road in 2024. He also announced very exciting plans for a Chris Froome Academy in Africa (we think that's a GTCC exclusive...) and gave his thoughts on INEOS' current position three years after he left the team. What do you think - we will see Chris back at the sharp end of bike races again? We hope so. In other news, G is getting ready for INEOS' December Mallorca camp and has promised us he will make at least one GTCC Zwift ride while he's there. We would love you to join him - just search for GTCC Weekly Ride on Zwift, and we'll see you at 6pm UK time, every Wednesday. We'll be back next week - and all being well, we'll have one of our biggest guests yet. Watch this space. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/2351m 38s

Johan Museeuw on being the Lion of Flanders, dominating the Classics, and getting G back on the cobbles

This week's new member of the GTCC is a bonafide cycling icon: the Lion of Flanders, Johan Museeuw! A three-time winner of both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix - as well as the 1996 world champion - Museeuw is the first rider G can remember watching growing up, and he loved welcoming him to the GTCC. With Tom busy, G recruited our Watts Occurring Ambassador Laurens de Plus to help him quiz one of his idols, and the two Belgians got on like a house on fire. Speaking of Watts Occurring, we've released our first-ever line of Watts merch this week, just in time for Christmas! Head to www.gtccstore.com/collections/watts-occurring to get yours. In Zwift news Producer George is delighted to have completed his first weekly ride and G is planning to join him in two weeks, on December 6th. Come and join the fun. We'll see you next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/231h 16m

Larry Warbasse on the life of a domestique, job security in the peloton and racing for a French team

This week's new GTCC member is a good friend of G's and one of the nicest guys in the peloton: Larry Warbasse! Larry has had a fascinating career and he regaled Tom and G with his tales of domestique life, collecting bottles, chasing contracts, and much, much more. Meanwhile G is upping his training in LA, prepping for his first Thanksgiving, and Tom's battling on in his winter cyclocross league. He wouldn't mind a bit of G's sun. We'll be back next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/231h 7m

Orla Chennaoui on breaking the mould of cycling coverage, interviewing G, and being ten times braver

G was very nervous for this week's guest... mainly because he's spent most of his career on the other side of the mic, answering her questions! Yes, that's right: welcome to the GTCC, Orla Chennaoui! From reporting on Team Sky for Sky Sports to ruling the roost at GCN and revolutionising mainstream cycling coverage, Orla has become one of the most recognisable faces in the sport. She's also incredibly open about her own struggles with anxiety, and has launched a project called 10 Times Braver, which she told G all about it when they sat down and chatted in Ibiza, at the Le Blanq Weekender. In other news, Tom and G are back from our live tour and already planning next year's, while G is off to LA shortly to kick-off his 2024 training in style. We'll be back next week. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/2351m 53s

Jasper Philipsen on winning the green jersey, leadouts from MVDP and that nickname

WE'VE GOT A NEW GTCC KIT! With the fourth season well underway, we spoke to our friends at Bioracer and decided it was time for a fresh look. Head to www.gtccstore.com to pre-order our new orange GTCC jersey - but be quick! The pre-order window closes on Friday 10th November. And now... on with the pod. Could Jasper Philipsen be the fastest man we've ever had in the GTCC? That's hard to say, but one thing is for certain: the Belgian was by far and away the quickest man at this year's Tour de France. Four stage wins, a comfortable green jersey win, and the world knew that the nickname 'Jasper Disaster' was a thing of the past. With Tom away, G rung up our old mate and Watts Occurring ambassador Laurens de Plus to make his GTCC debut, and get you all the inside scoop on his compatriot who is taking the sprint world by storm. They discussed leadouts from Mathieu van der Poel, a podium place at Paris-Roubaix, and winning on the Champs-Elysees. Meanwhile, we have PLAYED OUR FIRST LIVE SHOW! G and Tom recorded the intro to today's show after Monday's first-ever live GTCC Show at the Cadogan Hall in London. We'll be in Cardiff tonight (Tuesday) and are already making plans for 2024. Bring it on! We'll see you next week with a full debrief on the live shows and another big guest. Watch this space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/2350m 56s

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot on winning world titles in four disciplines and being the first female to race for the INEOS Grenadiers

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has won 12 world titles - in FOUR different disciplines! A teammate of G's at the INEOS Grenadiers it was our pleasure to welcome the Frenchwoman to the GTCC and ask her all about how it's possible to win the rainbow bands across so many disciplines, slotting in at INEOS, her ambitions for next year's home Olympic Games and so much more. Meanwhile, G and Tom are getting ready for next week's live shows, and Producer George has been tackling Zwift for the first-time ever. For all concerned, let's hope the live shows go better than his early attempts on Watopia. Wish us luck! We'll be back next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/2354m 8s

Tom Dumoulin on retirement, solo travelling and racing against G

Tom Dumoulin was one of the world's very best road cyclists. A Giro d'Italia winner, Tour de France runner up (behind a certain Welshman...) and almost unrivalled on a time trial bike. And yet, that success, and the lifestyle necessary to perform at that level, came at a cost for Tom. In 2021, he shocked the world by announcing a sabbatical from the sport. In 2022, aged just 31, he walked away from competing completely. He's been on our list of dream GTCC guests for a long time, and it was incredible to get Tom's perspective on life in retirement, while he and G enjoyed reminiscing over some of their old battles. Not bad for the first guest of season four, hey? We'll be back next Tuesday. See you then. G, Tom and Producer George Want to join our weekly GTCC Zwift rides? Jump on Zwift every Wednesday at 18:00 and come join the club. Here's the link for this week's ride: https://www.zwift.com/events/series/geraint-thomas-cycling-club/view/3825870 Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/231h

G signs a new contract with INEOS! The show goes on | GTCC

We've got a little bonus pod to kick-off the week - because G has some good news! He's re-signed with the INEOS Grenadiers for TWO more years. Yes, that's right, there's plenty of life left in our Welshman yet. He had a chat with Tom about the process behind signing the contract, his reasons for carrying on racing, and what his ambitions are moving into next season. We'll be back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled programming - a new GTCC chat with a HUGE guest. You'll wanna be back here for that one. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/2326m 4s

GTCC season 4 starts here! | Reviewing G's season

Hello! Yes, that's right, the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club is officially back open for the winter. We've opened up the clubhouse, pumped up plenty of tires, and we're ready for the next few months of club business. As is tradition, we start with a look back at G's season - from the highs of the Giro, to the lows of the Vuelta. Like always with G it was a bit of a rollercoaster - for him on the bike and for the rest of us watching along at home. He's already in the swing of his off-season and looking ahead to next year though... and a potential return to the Tour. We'll have to wait and see on that one, but you can be sure GTCC listeners will be the first to know. We'll be back next Tuesday with our first guest of season four - and trust us, it's a cracker. See you then. G, Tom and Producer George Want to join our weekly GTCC Zwift rides? Jump on Zwift every Wednesday at 18:00 and come join the club. Here's the link for this week's ride: https://www.zwift.com/events/series/geraint-thomas-cycling-club/view/3825869 Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/2356m 39s

Listen up, Belgian TV | Watts Occurring

After our last episode saw us end up on Belgian TV, we're back with a few more rumours for the clickbait hunters across the cycling media landscape. You're welcome. Luke's back from a mega week of racing in Croatia and getting prepped for a trip to China, G's finding 'normal life' more tiring than a Grand Tour, and the pair of them put together an absolutely textbook preview for the final Monument of the season, Il Lombardia. And yes, that's right - the season is nearly over. We'll be back next time with a season review, before we wave goodbye to Watts Occurring for a few months... but you can guarantee we'll pop up with a bonus pod here or there. See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/2341m 42s

Mystery mergers, Euro trash and rugby rides | Watts Occurring

G's just about recovered from his idyllic Spanish holiday, Luke's been racing up a landfill site in Holland and is ready to rumble at the Tour of Croatia, and there's a big old juicy cycling rumour for the lads to get their teeth stuck into. We also put a load of listener questions to the boys considering it's been a little while since the last pod. Enjoy - and we'll see you all soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/2340m 55s

Luke Rowe on Just Ride, a new cycling podcast from Red Bull

Luke's been doing a spot of moonlighting - but who can blame him? Invited onto Red Bull's new Just Ride podcast a couple of months back, he joined legendary downhill mountain bike hosts Rob Warner and Eliot Jackson to chat all about Grand Tours, and the weird and wonderful world of road cycling. Just Ride is the cycling podcast you never knew you needed. All about cycling, full stop, Eliot and Rob have chatted to stars from all walks of every cycling discipline imaginable, including former Geraint Thomas Cycling Club guest Evie Richards and Luke and G's INEOS teammate Cameron Wurf. Here's a little clip from Luke's appearance - and if you want to listen to the rest of the episode, then search for Just Ride wherever you get your pods or follow this link: https://open.spotify.com/show/03zN67ToY8kd5Rq1zGsQln Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/2315m 0s

GC Kuss, Jonas or Primoz? | Watts Occurring on the Vuelta

It's all the cycling world is talking about at the moment and, as a man who won the biggest Grand Tour of them all by starting as a domestique, who better to weigh in on the Jumbo situation than Geraint Thomas? Luke's got his own thoughts too - the man loves an underdog - while he recovers from stage nine of the Tour of Britain. Yes, that's right, stage nine. It'll make sense when you listen. G thinks he's got a cracked rib but Luke still wants him in the break tomorrow, as the INEOS boys hit the final straight of the Vuelta. We'll be back to recap this weird and wonderful Spanish Grand Tour soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/2345m 23s

Ambassador De Plus checks in with G on the final Vuelta rest day | Watts Occurring

Back by popular demand, G finally tracked down the world-famous Watts Occurring ambassador Laurens de Plus and gave him a call to see how he’s been getting on since his horrible crash on day one of the Vuelta. The ‘Carrot of Ninove’ has already started his rehab programme and – of course – has been keeping a very close eye on the Vuelta. He’s here to give G a morale boost ahead of a gruelling final week in Spain, while G’s keen to keep battling on. Can INEOS win another stage in the last week? We shall see. We’ll be back in a few days with a Tour of Britain debrief from Luke… if he’s made it off Caerphilly Mountain, that is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/2323m 58s

Caerphilly mountain, Vuelta breakaways and Captain America | Watts Occurring

On the eve of the Tour of Britain heading up the famous Caerphilly mountain - where Luke and G learnt their trade - Luke grabbed his Tour of Britain roomie Magnus Sheffield to be the latest impromptu Watts Occurring guest. The boys are enjoying racing on British roads, although INEOS lost Tom Pidcock today to a nasty injury - you'll need to listen for all the details on that one. In Spain, G's come close to that elusive stage win and is determined to keep fighting. There's also the small matter of a podcast GC battle with our old friend Wout Poels. Who cares about GC Kuss? It's all about G & Wout. We'll be back on Monday catching up with G and Ambassador De Plus on the Vuelta rest day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/2333m 41s

Top Ganna flies into the pod | Watts Occurring at the Vuelta a Espana

Well, if you're a teammate of G's at a race that's been as tough as the Vuelta and you win the stage... You're coming on the pod. Five-leg Pippo and housewives' favourite Filippo Ganna won the stage 10 time trial at the Vuelta today ahead of Remco (the little bastard), Roglic and all the other big hitters, hopefully signalling a turn in INEOS' fortunes. When he'd made it back to the hotel after guzzling champers on the podium, G tracked him down on the massage table for a quick chat. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/2322m 55s

G's in Spain, Luke's in Barnsley, and the boys are plotting an uplift in fortunes | Watts Occurring at the Vuelta

It's rest day in Spain and we've got an upbeat(ish) G on the massage table. Things can only get better right? He's been battling crosswinds and climbs but his hopes are higher as the Vuelta heads into the second week. Luke's loving life at the Tour of Britain and hoping to plot a course towards victory for his INEOS team leader, Tom Pidcock. He's been getting lots of love - and thanks to everyone who has given him a shout out about the pod! We'll be back in a few days with another update from Spain and Britain - and who knows, we might have a win to talk about... See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/2340m 46s

Surely G and INEOS' luck will change soon? | Watts Occurring at the Vuelta a Espana

Well since we last heard from G he's been unlucky to hit the deck a few times, but in typical fashion he's battling on in Spain. The GC challenge looks like it's over, but the boys are plotting for G to slip into a breakaway next week. Fingers crossed. Luke's bringing the good vibes on the eve of Tour of Britain and is very excited to race on home roads. If any Watts Occurring listeners are heading out to watch the race, make sure you say hello. We should be back on Monday for a rest day update from G and a British update from Rowey. We'll see you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/2337m 15s

GC carnage on the roads of Spain | Watts Occurring at the Vuelta a Espana

Another day at the Vuelta and another unexpected bout of typical Spanish chaos. A huge break went up the road, we've got a new red jersey leader and a big GC shakeup. Luke was on the edge of his sofa watching it all unfold and, as we wanted to give G the night off, we gave our old mate Tom Fordyce a call to break it all down with Rowey. With the Vuelta news out the way the guys got stuck into the upcoming Tour of Britain, with Luke buzzing to race on home roads next week. G will be back this weekend as this cracking Vuelta continues. See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/2331m 41s

'That's one to forget' - G on stage three at the Vuelta and the wild start in Spain | Watts Occurring

Four days in at the Vuelta and it was only today where we saw a relatively drama-free day. We've had biblical weather, organisation chaos, high-profile crashes, and a big GC battle already. G lost a bit of time on the race's first mountain stage yesterday, but he's remaining optimistic - and he's got cheerleader Luke in his corner. The boys caught up on the action over the last few days and look ahead at what's to come. Some big mountains, probably. It is the Vuelta, after all. We've given Tom a call and he'll be joining Luke for a few bonus episodes soon, as G cracks on in Spain. See you later in the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/2334m 1s

The rain in Spain falls mainly... on the opening Vuelta TTT | Watts Occurring at the Vuelta a Espana

Well, that was an unexpected start to the Vuelta. With the clouds rolling in and torrential rain falling, the teams had to battle the conditions and even daylight to get through the opening team time trial. Sadly for INEOS (and for the pod) De Pluski was an early casualty, crashing and leaving the race on day one. G's gutted, and pays tribute to the ambassador on tonight's pod. But G stayed upright and - considering the conditions - INEOS came through with a solid time. Luke watched all the action from Germany and joined G to reflect on a crazy day one. The boys will be back early next week to update on the action - with tomorrow's second stage looking set to provide similar carnage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/2327m 18s

Watts Occurring | The big Vuelta preview

Hola! The final Grand Tour of the year is very nearly here - and G's arrived in Barcelona ready to give it his best shot. Luke's change of plan sees him in Germany, dealing with naked blokes in the race hotel sauna and local church bells. That'll make sense after you've listened to tonight's big Vuelta preview. Is this the strongest GC field we've seen at a Grand Tour in recent memory? It's going to be a stormer, and we'll be bringing you pods as often as G's fatigue levels will allow him - all from the massage table, of course. See you soon. Adios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/2335m 20s

Why's Luke not racing the Vuelta? | Watts Occurring

Bit of disappointing news this week on Watts Occurring, as G's off to race the Vuelta without Luke alongside him. The boys run through the lineup and Luke reveals why he won't be in Spain with typical honesty. G will still have seven weapons alongside him though, as he targets his second Grand Tour of the season for the first time in many years. Currently up at altitude in Isola, you all know he'll give it his best shot. Luke's set to race in Germany and we'll still be bringing you plenty of Vuelta pods across August and September. See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/2330m 18s

Watts Occurring - 'I was retiring there and then!' | Glasgow Worlds recap

The boys are back and - just about - recovered from the Glasgow world championships. Luke tackled the brutal road race and G took on the long time trial, won by our pre-worlds guest Remco Evenepoel (yes, the little b*stard). Luke's got a cracking story about the protest that stopped the men's road race for around 40 minutes, while G let slip that he considering retiring when he was caught by Remco. Turns out G was still putting in a good ride, Remco had just gone into alien mode. Now prep ramps up for the Vuelta, which the boys will both be off to next week - all being well. We're in for a wild month in Spain and of course, we'll be podding along the way. See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/2336m 0s

Watts Occurring Remco? Glasgow World Champs preview with Remco Evenepoel, the little b*stard himself

Oh, Remco. Watts Occurring son? He's the name on everyone's lips for this Sunday's men's road race world championships in Glasgow, so G gave him a call and got everyone's favourite "little b*stard" on the pod. Do you reckon he can repeat last year's remarkable victory on Sunday? The guys asked him what he makes of his nickname, his love of white shorts, and Belgium's tactics for the big race. Did he reveal all? Elsewhere, G's been missing podium ceremonies in Poland and Luke's tucked up in Glasgow ready to do his bit for the British team on home roads. It should be a special one. We'll be back to review all the action next week - and preview G's shot at time trial world champs glory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/2347m 3s

GTCC Live - ALL tickets now on sale!

Yes, that's right - ALL tickets are on sale now for our first-ever GTCC live shows later this year. TICKET LINK: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub We'll be playing Cadogan Hall in London on November 6th and the New Theatre in Cardiff on November 7th - and we can't wait. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/2358s

Au revoir! | Tour de France review

Luke and Tom are back to celebrate three great weeks on the road with a grand review of the Tour to discuss the winners, the losers and everything in between, as well as a few notes on what might be in store next year. They answer more of your questions before Luke previews what the rest of his year on the bike looks like. Au revoir from the Tour… until next time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/2339m 15s

Pogačar wins hearts and stage | Tour de France stage 20

GTCC LIVE! Yes, that's right - as you've heard Tom and G saying, we're going on our first-ever GTCC Tour this November! Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub G and Laurens De Plus review stage 20 as Tadej Pogacar gets a win before the Tour heads to Paris to crown Jonas Vingegaard as back to back champion. Plus the best of your questions about what happens at the end of a grand tour, a tribute to Thibaut Pinot, and Laurens basks in the glory of his three-week predictions masterclass. He knows his onions. And his cycling. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/2332m 19s

Boys are back in town | Tour de France stage 19

GTCC LIVE! Yes, that's right - as you've heard Tom and G saying, we're going on our first-ever GTCC Tour this November! Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub After a busy few days Luke is back on the pod, coming to you from Belgium on the eve of Tour de Wallonie. He had both eyes on an absorbing day of action at the Tour though, and has lots to say about the day's breakaway action. G's continuing to work hard in Andorra and is enjoying catching the last couple of kilometres when his work is done for the day. It's fair to say that Luke is the more serious pundit of the two. You ready for the stage 20 fireworks? It should be a cracker. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/2337m 21s

Exclusive: Mark Cavendish speaks to G about his recovery, the Tour, and that Giro leadout | Tour de France stage 18

GTCC LIVE! Yes, that's right - as you've heard Tom and G saying, we're going on our first-ever GTCC Tour this November! Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub You read that correctly - we've got a Watts Occurring exclusive tonight! G called up his old mate Mark Cavendish and he was kind enough to join us to chat about his recovery from that heartbreaking Tour de France crash, his thoughts on today's stage and - as ever with two old mates - absolutely everything in-between. Would his Astana team caught the break today? And what were Movistar doing in that leadout in Rome? Listen to find out. We'll be back tomorrow for a stage 19 recap - and Luke will join us from Tour de Wallonie, as he continues his racing build up to the Vuelta. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/2344m 2s

You thought yesterday was eventful? | Tour de France stage 17

GTCC LIVE! Yes, that's right - as you've heard Tom and G saying, we're going on our first-ever GTCC Tour this November! Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Well, the fearsome Col de la Loze lived up to its reputation and ripped the Tour de France GC to shreds. Jonas Vingegaard has all but sewn up the yellow jersey for another year, Pog had a heartbreaking collapse, and the battle for third has swung the way of Adam Yates. G recruited Ambassador De Plus to chat all about the hardest stage of the race so far - and what it all means. They also had a comedic crash out training in Andorra today - you'll enjoy hearing all about that one. The sprinters should do battle once again tomorrow on stage 18, if they've got any juice left. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/2331m 58s

One of the great Tour rides? | Tour de France stage 16

GTCC LIVE! Yes, that's right - as you've heard Tom and G saying, we're going on our first-ever GTCC Tour this November! Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Holy moly. What a performance that was. Jonas Vingegaard has taken a major step towards the yellow jersey by destroying today's Tour time trial. Pogacar had no answer, despite being a clear second. G and Luke get stuck right into it - and discuss if there's a path back to yellow for Pogi. What do you reckon? Let us know on Twitter: @Watts_Occurring. Tomorrow? It's only the Col de la Loze. We keep saying it, but this is the Tour that keeps on giving. See you tomorrow. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/2340m 36s

It's time to bring out the mind games | Tour de France rest day recap

GTCC LIVE! Yes, that's right - as you've heard Tom and G saying, we're going on our first-ever GTCC Tour this November! Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub It's rest day two at the Tour and boy is this race finely poised. G's recruited everyone's favourite ambassador Laurens de Plus to look back on the Pog vs Jonas action, bask in the INEOS glory, and preview tomorrow's crucial time trial. There's also mind games chat and - of course - predictions. Surely G has to score some more points this week. We'll be back tomorrow to review the TT. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/2332m 40s

The best stage so far?! | Tour de France stage 14

GTCC LIVE! If you've not heard yet, we're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Wow. Another day of headlines, drama - and an INEOS win at the Tour de France! Is that the day that Carlos Rodriguez came of age? It could well be. Young Carlito slipped away from the big two, after they had a dramatic and controversial battle on the final climb, disrupted by the race's motorbikes. That one will be a major talking point in the days to come - and G and Tom got stuck straight into it tonight. We won't be podding tomorrow as G and Luke are off to a wedding... and we though they probably deserved a day off. We'll be back on Monday's rest day to review all the action and recap the race to date. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/2345m 37s

What a weapon! Kwiato does the business | Tour de France stage 13

GTCC LIVE! If you've not heard yet, we're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Well, what a stage that was - and what a turnaround for Luke and G's teammates. Kwiato showed his class with a stage win for the ages, Pidcock impressed on another mountaintop finish - and this fascinating race between Pogi and Vingegaard shows no signs of slacking off. We're being treated to one tasty Tour de France. Tom and Luke are in charge tonight, but G still checked in with a voicenote from Andorra to celebrate the team's win and - as always - there's plenty of prediction chat with a tantalising stage 14 on the horizon tomorrow. We'll see you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/2337m 55s

What are these tactics? G takes no prisoners | Tour de France stage 12

GTCC LIVE! If you've not heard yet, we're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Another relentless, random day of racing at the Tour de France - and G and Luke pull no punches dissecting the tactical decisions across the peloton. Stage 12 was another day you couldn't take your eyes off, with Jumbo sending guys up the road, everyone fighting for the break, and plenty of teams riding behind to protect their GC positions. Why? Well, in some instances, the boys aren't too sure. Tomorrow it's back to the high mountains, with a tasty looking mountaintop finish on the way from Grand Colombier. We'll be back to review that action - and see if Pog can nab that yellow jersey back... Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/2347m 3s

Can Philipsen make it four? With special guest Ambassador De Plus | Tour de France stage 11

GTCC LIVE! If you've not heard yet, we're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Yes, that's right - we've got Watts Occurring Ambassador Laurens de Plus on the pod tonight. He's very proud to have been promoted to co-host. He joins G in Andorra to chat all about his compatriot Jasper Philipsen's remarkable Tour performances to date and analyse the stage 11 sprint. There's nickname chat, prediction debate, and also a couple of contract exclusives... You'll have to listen for those. We'll see if we can get some more De Pluski for all his fans in the coming days now he's joined G on training camp - and we'll see you tomorrow for stage 12. Music courtesty of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/2333m 2s

Hottest day of the Tour so far | Tour de France stage 10

GTCC LIVE! If you've not heard yet, we're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Today's stage was relentless - and raced in 40+ degree heat. It was, to use a Luke Rowe phrase, a jungle out there. G and Luke are back together to review the action plus there's a poem (really), some secretive prediction talk, and G's back in his favourite podding position: the massage table. Will it be one for the sprinters tomorrow? Tune back in tomorrow night to find out. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/2342m 28s

Who's going to win the Tour? | Tour de France rest day one

GTCC LIVE! We're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub It would have been tough to script a more dramatic opening week to this year's Tour de France. We've already seen the pendulum swing from Pog, to Jonas, and then back to Pog again; there was Cav's heartbreaking departure from the race to contend with; and we've seen Philipsen's impressive sprint domination. Tom and G are here for our first rest day pod to dissect all that action, predict their winner, and we answer a load of your listener questions. We've also invented the Grey Jersey, coming to a Tour de France near you soon. The racing resumes tomorrow and we can't wait. G and Luke will be on duty to talk all about stage 10. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2341m 47s

Cav's last dance? | Tour de France recap

GTCC LIVE! We're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub The GOAT? Luke and Tom pay their tributes to the undisputed king of sprinting in today's Tour de France pod, after Mark Cavendish sadly left the Tour de France yesterday in the back of an ambulance, nursing a broken collarbone. It had all been looking so good. Luke recalls tales of his competitiveness, and hails the Manx Missile's longevity at the very top of cycling. We'll be back tomorrow with a full recap of stage nine and the race so far. Music courtesy of BMG Music Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/2327m 22s

Bonus Jonas | Get to know the yellow jersey | Tour de France

GTCC LIVE! We're playing our first live shows this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Jonas Vingegaard is leading the Tour de France, so we thought you’d like to get to know him better. This is G and Tom talking to Jonas about how he won the 2022 Tour. It was recorded during the winter. We did a similar thing with Tadej Pogačar once, and you can hear that on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/38B1rKrcyUnLpmTXqYwG1n?si=0b88003e991f4780 Or on Apple here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/geraint-thomas-cycling-club/id1547237758?i=1000541176963 Luke and Tom will be back on Sunday to review the weekend’s action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/2342m 0s

Cav comes close | Tour de France stage seven

GTCC LIVE! We're playing our first live tour this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub It looked for several glorious seconds like Mark Cavendish was finally going to snatch the record for most stage wins at the Tour. Still hoarse from roaring him on, Luke and Tom discuss how close he came, what went right and what may have gone wrong. The boys look back on a crazy first week, dig deep into the Vinny vs Poggy rivalry and dynamic and try to work out what might happen next by looking back at what happened in the first place. There’s a rattle through the best of our listeners’ questions, a preview of the weekend and a challenge laid down to De Pluski that he must surely accept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/2341m 22s

Life in the old Pog yet | Tour de France stage six

GTCC LIVE! We're playing our first live tour this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub We're not even a full week into this year's Tour de France and it's been absolutely bonkers. If anyone thought the race was over yesterday, it roared back into life today. G's got plenty of thoughts on how Jumbo tackled stage six and Tom's got another fantastic drinking analogy for everyone. There's also talk of a Watts Occurring 10-pint challenge, but we're not sure how far that'll get. It's a day off for the boys tomorrow but we'll be back at the weekend to reflect on the sprints and Sunday's massive mountain day. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/2339m 4s

Breakaway chaos and Vingegaard on a mad one | Tour de France stage five

GTCC LIVE! We're playing our first live tour this November. Get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Woof. The first mountain stage of the Tour did not disappoint - and Luke and G have got a LOT of thoughts about it. Should UAE have controlled the break better? You'll have to listen to hear their thoughts (spoiler: yes, probably). And we'll be back with more mountains reaction tomorrow, as this year's Tour really starts to heat up. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/2344m 0s

Philipsen at the double in another sprint special | Tour de France stage four

GTCC LIVE TICKETS - on general sale from 10am! Click here: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClub Jasper Philipsen did the business once again at the Tour de France - much to the surprise of G. He's back with Tom to discuss another exciting day of sprint action and look ahead to the race's first major day in the mountains. There's plenty of talk about crashing (the dreaded 'c' word), the Watts Occurring prediction league is hotting up, and UAE's tactics come under the microscope again. Luke will be back tomorrow with his old mucker G to see how the Pyrenees shakes the Tour up. See you then. Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/2343m 23s

G and Luke try - and fail - at live commentary | Tour de France stage three

Recording of tonight's pod started at 3km to go of the Tour de France's first sprint day and... well, Luke and G won't be giving up the day job anytime soon to rival Ned Boulting and co in the commentary game. There was plenty of emotion though, and lots of classic sprint drama for the boys to dissect. G gives his thoughts on the weekend's action, Luke's got a sprint win to celebrate in Austria courtesy of Jhonny Narvaez, and Laurens de Plus deals a devastating blow in the prediction league by picking Philipsen. G and Tom will be back with you tomorrow to chat about another chance for the sprint boys. GTCC LIVE TICKETS: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClubPresale Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/2337m 11s

Vingegaard's stag do? Get the beers in son | Tour de France opening weekend

Luke and Tom are here for the first episode of Watts Occurring's 2023 Tour de France coverage - and wow, what a weekend in the Basque Country. Two unexpected stage winners, a British yellow jersey, and early battles between Pog and Vingegaard. Luke has his views on UAE's workload, Vingegaard working (or not...) for Wout van Aert, and Tom's already struggling in the Watts Occurring prediction league. And Luke's doing all this while racing himself with INEOS in Austria. He gives us an update from there, and fills us in on his new favourite team. Something to do with a beer tap... G and Luke will be back tomorrow for a stage three recap, with the sprinters set to do battle. GTCC LIVE TICKETS: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClubPresale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/2340m 38s

GTCC Live! Tickets on sale NOW

TICKET LINK: https://tourlink.to/CyclingClubPresale Yes, that's right - tickets are on sale now for our first-ever GTCC live shows! Hit the link above to get yours now. You'll need the special code YELLOW to access the pre-sale - and with every ticket, you'll get a signed copy of G's new book! GTCC's very own two-for-one deal. We'll be playing the Cadogan Hall in London on November 6th and the New Theatre in Cardiff on November 7th - and we can't wait. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/234m 7s

Watts Occurring - The big Tour de France preview

The Tour de France is nearly here - and while Luke and G won't be going for an all-expenses paid trip round France this year (there's the small matter of the Vuelta to prep for...) we've got BIG pod plans. They've recruited G's GTCC co-host Tom Fordyce and the trio will be bringing you five Tour pods a week throughout July - that's right, FIVE pods a week. We've got some big plans, so make sure you stay tuned for all your Tour de France news. They explain all that in our bumper Tour preview, make their bold predictions - and announce the first-ever GTCC live tour! The action kicks off this Saturday, and we'll be back Sunday night to review the first two days of action in the Basque Country. Don't miss it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/231h 10m

Watts Occurring - Rest in peace, Gino Mader

The cycling world was rocked last week with the tragic death of Swiss cyclist Gino Mader. Mader crashed during stage five of the Tour de Suisse and passed away early on Friday. Luke and Geraint pay their tribute to the 26-year-old. Luke’s also been back racing himself at Route d’Occitanie and while he was away, he grabbed 19-year-old Welsh sensation Josh Tarling for a typical Watts Occurring hotel room chat. Hopefully you’ll learn a little more about INEOS’ next young star. We’ll be back next week for a big Tour de France preview… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/2351m 39s

Watts Occurring - Netflix's Tour de France: Unchained review

It's the talk of the cycling world - the new behind-the-scenes Netflix documentary Tour de France: Unchained, filmed at last year's Tour. G has a starring role and Luke... is caught on film in his bucket hat. We called up James Gay-Rees, the producer of the series and founder of Box to Box, the company behind the Tour documentary and the incredible F1 series Drive to Survive. He gave the boys a fascinating insight into how a show of this magnitude is made - and let slip that there may well be a second series on the way... There's also a listener Q&A and a preview of Luke's long-awaited return to racing this week. We'll be back next Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/2340m 58s

Watts Occurring - What happens after a Grand Tour?

G's back from the Giro - and he's run out of clean boxers. Yes, it's back to reality for our Giro podium finisher, although he's been making the most of his time off the bike with plenty of family time and a few beers. And Luke's taking the opportunity to give him a hard time on their training rides back at home in Monaco. He's prepping for his next race - Route d'Occitanie - and the pair are both eyeing up a gnarly British nationals course, which they'll be tackling in June. They're also looking forward to Netflix's Tour de France documentary, which drops this Thursday. There'll be a full review of that next week... see you then! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/2322m 17s

Watts Occurring - The little Giro debrief

G’s home from Rome and checked in to give Luke a quick download on an incredibly emotional weekend, which saw him pipped to the pink jersey by Primoz Roglic. What a three weeks it's been, and G even had time to give his old friend Mark Cavendish a hand in winning the final stage! Luke’s been lapping it all up at home, but there’s already talk that we might see the pair of them at the Vuelta in August… Thanks to all of our listeners for the overwhelming support across May. We’ll be back next Tuesday with a full Giro recap, once G’s had a chance to let it all soak in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/2322m 53s

A Giro birthday for G! | Giro d'Italia stage 18

What better way to spend your 37th birthday than chasing Primoz Roglic up mountains and defending the pink jersey? And G's so committed to the pod that he's hit the massage table, called up armchair critic Luke, and given us the birthday lowdown... along with a few cheeky Welshcakes. There's just three days to go in Italy and G now leads by 29 seconds. He couldn't, could he..? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/2338m 2s

A BIG final week at the Giro | Giro d'Italia rest day two

It's rest day at the Giro and G's roped in teammate and Watts ambassador De Pluski to dissect the weekend's stages and INEOS losing the pink jersey. But he suffers from a bit of stage fright as Luke winds him up! G and Luke also chat Cav's retirement, there's some shoutouts for our loyal listeners including Ben Stiller and we look ahead to a HUGE final week in Italy (and G's birthday). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/2344m 16s

Delays, descents and another day in pink at the Giro | Giro d'Italia stage 13

Another pod, another day in pink for G! The boys are back after a shortened stage 13, where INEOS put in a huge team performance at the front of the peloton. G's topless on the massage table and Luke's sporting orange turtle pyjamas as they answer the critics regarding the lack of racing. And what other pink items can G add to the list? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2331m 33s

Another day of drama at the Giro | Giro d'Italia stage 11

On what was supposed to be a ‘calmer’ day at the Giro, there was more drama yet again. G’s teammate and INEOS co-leader Tao Geoghegan Hart sadly crashed out, but thankfully G, who also went down in the same incident, managed to ride on in pink. Full on pink. Luke’s been soaking it all up from the sofa and the boys caught up to discuss two more wild days of Giro action. But will the 2023 edition ever calm down? Probably not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/2328m 55s

G's in pink at the Giro! | Giro d'Italia rest day one

BIG news from the Giro... Remco's out and Geraint starts stage 10 in the pink jersey! It might be a rest day, but there's no rest for Watts Occurring as G checks in with Luke from the massage table to bring all the gossip from inside the peloton. The boys chat losing the TT by 9 hundredths of a second, the riders with Covid, plus we look ahead to G's first ever day in the pink on Tuesday with a game plan from armchair critic Luke. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/2338m 6s

Giro gondolas, crashes, and the first major mountains | Giro d'Italia stage seven

G's survived the first mountains of the Giro - and the cable car back down - plus he's managed to dodge all the crashes of the last few days. Luke's got a cracking crash story of his own from former Watts Occurring guest and training partner Michael Valgren, while he continues to warm to his role as the Giro's finest armchair critic. Seven days down and G sits a very solid sixth overall, with a crucial TT coming up on Sunday. We'll have the lowdown from that on Monday in our next rest day pod. See you then! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/2341m 36s

Giro review live from the massage table | Giro d'Italia stage four

Four stages down at the Giro and it’s been a ferocious start for G in Italy. Aside from the racing, he’s already lost his Garmin once and he’s been fined for weeing in public… again. Luke’s warming to his role as armchair critic and has started picking out his Man of the Match each day, while questioning tactics left, right and centre. And, the boys will be back on Friday with the next instalment of Giro action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/2341m 41s

The Giro begins | Giro d'Italia stage two

G checks in from the massage table after two days at the Giro with a solid TT in his back pocket, and Luke is back with a bang to review the opening action. We'll be podding every few days from Italy so make sure you stay with us for all the behind the scenes chat over the next three weeks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/2333m 3s

Watts Occurring — It’s Giro time

G’s big target for the year is very nearly here. With Luke away, G recruits teammate and Giro companion Ben Swift to preview the Italian Grand Tour, reminisce about old times, make some bold predictions and run down the INEOS Grenadiers line-up. Geraint’s ready for three big, big weeks in Italy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/2350m 54s

Watts Occurring - Wout Poels is back!

Geraint's cheating on Luke as former team-mate and rival podcaster Wout Poels 'stands in' as a co-host this week. We catch up on Pogacar's crash and Remco's white shorts in Liege, Fleche Wallonne and an Ineos victory at Tour of the Alps. Plus there's stories of blocking bank cards, burning balls and a dinner date. And we'll be back next week with Luke for the big Giro preview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/2335m 35s

Watts Occurring - From Altitude to Austria

G’s down from Sierra Nevada and straight back in the mix with a Grenadiers win to report on day one in Tour of the Alps. Meanwhile Luke’s been hanging out with Peppa Pig and a Welsh rugby legend. There’s also more chat about Pogacar in the Amstel Gold debrief and plenty of chat about wine. Just another standard week on Watts Occurring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/2347m 8s

Watts Occurring - The Rumble in Roubaix

One of the best days of the year on the cycling calendar lived up to the hype, with a stunning Roubaix on Sunday. Luke had a front row seat... until he crashed, and G tuned in from Sierra Nevada, where he continues to rack up the training miles. There’s also an incredible story about Ben Turner’s chickens. You don't want to miss this one! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/2349m 11s

Watts Occurring - Is Pog the GOAT?

Luke’s still recovering from an epic Flanders with crashes galore - and a very worthy winner. G tuned in from his training camp in Sierra Nevada (when Laurens de Plus allowed them to watch the race) and there’s plenty for the boys to get their teeth stuck into. Next week? Just the small matter of a Paris-Roubaix debrief. Let’s see if Luke and the Grenadiers can pull off something special. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/2352m 20s

Watts Occurring — Camaraderie in Coppi

The boys are back with plenty of racing to report on! Luke’s been sportingly helping his breakaway companions in Italy, while G’s been getting in the hard yards at Catalunya as he builds up the Giro. There’s a bit of retirement planning - the Geraint Thomas Six Day anyone? And Luke’s feeling funky about Flanders. See you next week for a debrief of ‘De Ronde’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/2349m 15s

Luke Rowe on Captains with Sam Warburton

Luke's been hanging out with G's mate Sam Warburton on his new podcast called Captains. Sam even got Luke chatting about that incident at the 2019 Tour de France... And if you want to hear the full episode, just search for Captains in your podcast app. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/2311m 4s

Watts Occurring - Arm warmers in the Spanish sun

Luke’s in Italy, G’s in Spain, and the boys have got some big racing to debrief. Fresh from Milan-San Remo Luke gives us the inside line of Filippo Ganna’s mega ride to second, while G has the lowdown on the Volta a Catalunya after stage one, with some big, big mountains on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/2334m 46s

Watts Occurring — Imagine only winning the Tour once

G and Luke are back with their first episode of their new season — and their first Watts Occurring as part of Crowd Network! There’s Paris-Nice and Tirreno Adriatico to catch up on but, for the first time in years, neither has raced either of the classic early-season WorldTour races. The boys divulge why, reflect on their off-seasons and look ahead to Milan-San Remo. See you next week for Luke’s lowdown from the longest one-day race of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/2339m 42s

Welcome to... Watts Occurring!

A huge welcome to our new team-mate Watts Occurring, which will be joining the GTCC feed from Tuesday 14th March. You'll now get Watts Occurring episodes every single Tuesday from March - September, before the GTCC comes back for season 4 in the winter. Enjoy Geraint and Luke Rowe's unfiltered, uncensored chats from inside the peloton and from all the major races in the pro-cycling season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/233m 14s

Peter Sagan: Final road racing season

The seven-time Tour de France green jersey winner joins Geraint and Tom for the final episode of series 3. ‘Peter The Great’ and G reminisce on years of racing against each other, but who will retire first? We also learn about Sagan’s love of a friendly bet between friends or team-mates… but how many has he lost and what were the consequences? And remember, Watts Occurring starts on the GTCC feed from Tuesday 14th March so there’s no end to the cycling content! Also, if you want bonus episodes of the GTCC over the Spring and Summer, become an Official GTCC Domestique over at patreon.com/GTCC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/2357m 17s

About Cycling Mechanics with Richard Lambert

What do mechanics do? How fit do they have to be? And how good is G's knowledge of the bike? (Spoiler alert: it's woeful) Geraint and Tom sit down with INEOS mechanic Richard Lambert as we give you an insight into one of the most important roles in a cycling team. Plus, there's Welsh cake chat to celebrate St David's Day, and some BIG news about Watts Occurring! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/2355m 21s

BONUS Richie McCaw: Adventure racing in retirement

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw joins Geraint in New Zealand for a bonus episode of the GTCC. We know he took G out on a very pacey ride, but what else has he been up to since retirement? Hear about the GODZone adventure race, New Zealand's Coast to Coast, hand gliding, and a possible guided trip up Alpe d'Huez from G... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/2346m 3s

What do cycling agents do? With Andrew McQuaid

What cut do agents take? What's the strangest demand you've ever seen from a rider in their contract? Why isn't there a transfer system in cycling? And who's the hardest rider to manage? Geraint and Tom put all your tough questions to G's cycling agent Andrew McQuaid. Plus, G opens up about his own contract negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/231h 5m

Ethan Hayter: Sibling rivalry

What's it like being in the same team as your younger brother? Is he embarrassing? Would you ride for him in a race? Geraint sits down with his INEOS team-mate Ethan Hayter to talk sibling rivalry and his hopes for the 2023 season. Plus, have you heard of Ethan's famous Auntie? And sign up to become an official GTCC Domestique now at patreon.com/GTCC and get access to our LIVE online recording on Wednesday 15th February at 20:30 GMT. Don't miss out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/2357m 54s

Sam Warburton: Riding and retirement

The Six Nations is back! As Geraint continues his world tour, former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton joins the GTCC to discuss his love of climbing and fear of descending. Sam also gives his old school mate some tips for retirement, and in return Geraint explains how to wear bib shorts. If you want to become an official GTCC Domestique and access bonus content, go to patreon.com/GTCC to sign up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/231h 1m

Magnus Sheffield: Young rider on the rise

Geraint is now in New Zealand where he’s been on a ride with two very special Wanaka residents. But did they keep up with him? And can Tom persuade Geraint to do a bungee jump in Queenstown? G also invites INEOS team-mate Magnus Sheffield to the GTCC after teaming up at the Tour Down Under as he gets a lesson in aerodynamics and they have a moan about gravel racing. We also do a deep dive into Magnus’ heritage, his skiing pedigree and his plan for the 2023 season. Plus he takes on our ‘Sheffield on Sheffield’ quiz... with mixed results! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/2356m 39s

Caleb Ewan: Trash-talking and sprinters

Geraint is joined in his king size bed in Adelaide by Caleb Ewan to discuss the Tour Down Under. Caleb is out to make headlines as he trash talks G and Tom through various sprinters, explains just how competitive he is and tries to enlist G as his lead-out man for 2023. And if you want to become and official GTCC Domestique, just go to patreon.com/GTCC to sign up today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/2356m 3s

Introducing... Captains with Sam Warburton

He's Welsh. He's from Cardiff. He went to Whitchurch High School... it's Sam Warburton! The sporting icon joins Tom to tell you all about his new podcast from Crowd Network, Captains. Here's a little teaser about what's coming up on Captains this season, with weekly episodes from Monday 23rd January 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/234m 2s

Dylan van Baarle - Winning Paris-Roubaix without a front brake

Geraint sits down with his team-mate Dylan van Baarle before he leaves INEOS and moves to ‘the dark side’ at Jumbo-Visma. We do a deep dive into Dylan's 2022 Paris-Roubaix win including losing his front brake, attacking with 19km to go and Dave Brailsford's celebrations. Plus, G has a lucky escape from the Police in Monaco, and Tom encourages the two of them to keep in touch! If you want to become an official GTCC Domestique, go to Patreon.com/GTCC to sign up for bonus content and a host of extra benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/231h 5m

Jonas Vingegaard - How I won the 2022 Tour de France

Happy New Year GTCC members! Geraint and Tom are back with a bang as current Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard drops in for a chat about fighter jets, Danish food recommendations and of course, his best ever day on the bike. Hint: it was that epic stage 11 in the 2022 Tour. The two champions dissect that incredible attack to drop Tadej Pogacar, the hairy individual time trial, dropping a chain and how Geraint felt watching this all unfold. And, BIG NEWS, we've launched our first ever GTCC membership! Just head over to patreon.com/GTCC to become an official GTCC domestique and get loads of exciting benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/2356m 59s

George Russell: Teammates, crashes and maiden wins

Having met on a bike ride in Monaco last month, G brings along Mercedes F1 driver George Russell to the GTCC for a bumper final episode of 2022! We find there are lots of similarities between the sports - competing with teammates, dealing with aggressive drivers, and needing to keep at racing weight. And as a one-off, we also allow discussion of the dreaded c word. Plus, Tom and Geraint take on our Christmas tree quiz and back by popular demand, G has yet another go at speaking Dutch. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year! See you in 2023... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/221h 8m

Annemiek van Vleuten: How to launch a 100km solo attack...

Geraint's in warmer climates at training camp as he catches up with Tom to discuss Christmas trees. We are also in the presence of greatness today as Annemiek van Vleuten joins the GTCC! The Dutch legend tells G and Tom about her #crazyplan to attack with over 100km to go to win the road race at the World Championships in Yorkshire in 2019. But how did that win feel compared to her second victory in Australia in 2022 with a broken elbow? She also describes the magic of winning the first edition of the Women's Tour de France as the two winners compare notes on the race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/221h 3m

Evie Richards

This week mountain bike and cyclo-cross specialist Evie Richards bursts into the GTCC studio! In an incredibly honest interview, Evie opens up about being sick before races, the obsession with her weight and finally getting her enjoyment back. Also, how did her Dad's cycle-to-work scheme kickstart her cycling career? And the new season GTCC hoodies are out now! Just go to gtccstore.com to get yours today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/2259m 50s

Michal Kwiato

It's been a tough sporting week for Wales... so Tom reminds G about this from the off! In better news, G and Tom take gadget man Michal Kwiatovski to the pub in Monaco to do his very first podcast! How important is friendship in a cycling team? Can you work harder for someone you like? And what was the 2018 Tour de France like from Kwiato's point of view? We also have some fun in any other business as your questions push Geraint to hold a cheese funeral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/221h 6m

Anna van der Breggen

Welcome to the GTCC Anna van der Breggen... a woman who's won it all! Why did she retire at 31? How do you transition from rider to Sporting Director? And does she miss being on the start line? Geraint and Tom also chat Sunday dinners, new GTCC merchandise and we get an update on G's 'naughty' neighbour. Go to https://gtccstore.com/ to get your merch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/2258m 19s

Aaron Ramsey

This week we take a quick break from cycling because Wales are heading to their first football World Cup since 1958! Geraint and Tom sit down with one of stellar names in the squad, Aaron Ramsey, before he heads to Qatar. From 120th in the world rankings and half-empty stadiums, to the 2022 World Cup, what does this mean to him as a boy from Caerphilly and a nation with a population of just 3 million people? And will Geraint be able to find a bucket hat in time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/2258m 22s

Michael Matthews

Michael 'Bling' Matthews joins Geraint and Tom for a coffee and a croissant in sunny Monaco as we look back in detail at the 2022 Tour de France. Bling recounts the heartbreaking story of his daughter's disappointment at his two second-placed finishes, before his epic solo ride to victory on stage 14. And apparently we're his favourite podcast too... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/221h

Fred Wright

British rider Fred Wright joins Geraint and Tom from his holidays in Greece to look back on his breakthrough season in 2022... which included beating Geraint at the Commonwealth Games! We also reveal the origins of his uncommon middle name, get the low-down on his housemate Ethan Hayter and Fred tells his side of that Roglic incident at the Vuelta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/221h 9m

Elinor Barker

Geraint and Tom welcome the first Welsh guest of season 3 as Olympic gold medallist and five-time track World Champion Elinor Barker joins the GTCC to chat about getting back on the bike after giving birth to her son Nico. And after the fierce GTCC races in Monaco, G gets a visit from doping control before heading off to Treasure Island on holiday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/2250m 34s

Remco Evenepoel

Geraint has pulled a blinder for the first guest of season 3. Superstar Remco Evenepoel joins the GTCC to do his first ever podcast and chats big wins, crashes and his early football career. But was he better than G? G and Tom also finally reveal the winner (or winners) of their challenges in Monaco. Who will be doing a forfeit? Or will there be a decider? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/2250m 41s

Season 3 opener from... Monaco

The GTCC is back for season 3. And for the first time ever, Geraint and Tom are podding in person! Tom flies over to Monaco to see Geraint in his favourite drinking spot, before taking on some epic GTCC challenges. We also do a deep dive into the Commonwealth Games including that 'slip' in the TT, G's fun trip up Alpe d'Huez with Eif and we review a huge summer of cycling for some of our GTCC alumni. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/2247m 50s

Introducing... Beef's Golf Club

The GTCC will be back NEXT WEEK! Season 3 is coming to your ears on Thursday 13th October. Until then, here's Tom to tell you about another podcast you might like, Beef's Golf Club. Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and John Robins have started a golf club. It's a bit like the GTCC... anyone can get involved. Whether you're an experienced golfer, a total amateur or just want to be part of another club, this ones for you. Here's episode 1, enjoy! And if you like it, just go and search Beef's Gold Club for more episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/2243m 48s

Tour de France debrief

Fresh... or not so fresh from his podium finish at the Tour de France, Geraint catches up with Tom about the past three weeks including the now infamous gilet incident. We also hear about the after-party in Paris, the INEOS search for a Subway and we say thanks to all of you, our GTCC members, for your incredible support. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/2235m 13s

Tour de France with Cadel Evans

Fresh from his victory in the Tour de Suisse, Geraint is back with Tom for a Tour de France special...and he's booked a previous winner to join them! With under 7 days to go before the Tour, Cadel Evans talks weird and wonderful team presentations, getting through the first week, the dreaded 'crashes' and mental fatigue. We also find out what it's like to ride in yellow, what it's like to lose the yellow jersey, and how hard is it not to crash on the ride into Paris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/2249m 17s

BONUS: Martin Johnson

Geraint and Tom are back with a bonus episode and another Martin Johnson! This time it's England's World Cup winning rugby captain, who joins the GTCC to chat cycling, cycling and more cycling. When did he start? What's the hardest climb he's ever done? And why does he eat a Chinese the night before a big ride? We also check in with G on training, racing and an upcoming Netflix documentary. But will he accept Tom's challenge? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2258m 0s

Sir Dave Brailsford

In the final episode of series 2, Geraint invites his 'big boss' Dave Brailsford to sit down with him and Tom as they delve deep into their relationship. But what secrets will Dave B share about Geraint? Have they ever argued? What's Dave like on a night out? And how do you solve a problem like Tadej Pogacar? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/221h 4m

Wout van Aert

This rider can do it all - win bunch sprints, attack, win mountain stages, time-trial, win the biggest one-day races, cyclo-cross, the list goes on... Geraint and Tom welcome Wout van Aert to the GTCC, but how much info can G get out of his rival? G and Wout discuss life on tour as a Dad, this year's Tour de France route and going up against each other, including some sneaky tactics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/2256m 9s

Jason Kenny

The other half of GB's greatest cycling couple - Jason Kenny - joins Geraint and Tom to takes us through his keirin gold in Tokyo, how he handles being in the spotlight and we settle the debate once and for all - who will be quicker Macs or Albie? Also... what's next for the man of the moment? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/2254m 10s

Juniors with Zoe Backstedt

Fresh from her victory at the World Cyclo-Cross Championships, Geraint and Tom chat to one of the world's most exciting young riders... Zoe Backstedt. The multi-talented youngster talks us through her medals, what she does in her spare time and Geraint tries his best NOT to mention he used to ride with her Dad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/2252m 14s

World Records with Josh Quigley

In what we think is a GTCC first, Guinness world record holder Josh Quigley joins Geraint and Tom on the podcast. Josh chats about cycling 2,179 miles in 7 days, riding round the entire globe including his experiences with warm showers, and his aim to turn professional in 2022. In return, Geraint gives Josh some useful tips about urinating off the bike and almost agrees to be his coach. Just to warn you, this episode does contain discussion of suicide around 30 minutes in. If you or someone you know is struggling, there’s always someone to talk to. You can find information and support here - https://www.mind.org.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/2258m 28s

Cameron Wurf

Geraint and Tom welcome the 'human radio' to the GTCC... Cam Wurf! With 21 years in international competition across rowing, cycling and triathlon, there's plenty to talk about, but will G be able to shut him up? And how many mentions of training Chris Froome will he get in? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/2252m 48s

G on the Joe Marler Show

A bonus episode for you which involves Geraint giving England and Harlequins star Joe Marler some tips on chafing, eating 700g of rice and urinating while riding. In return, Joe tells Geraint about the time he peed on the pitch. Enjoy! Also, you can pre-order your GTCC season 2 merch now at gtccstore.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/2253m 6s

Filippo Ganna

Today's guest is a big one, quite literally. The most powerful man in the peloton dials in from training camp alongside Geraint to chat to Tom. Pippo takes us through his extraordinary year in 2021, gets slightly confused when the chat turns to rugby, and will he ever take on the hour record? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/2251m 12s

Speed with Cal Crutchlow

Geraint's out in sunny LA where him and Tom chat to MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow about their love of speed. What does it feel like to go at 225 mph on a motorbike? How do you learn to descend at 100 km/h on a bike? And how do you navigate corners? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/2257m 7s

Motivation with Martin Johnson

We take you behind the scenes at the INEOS training camp as Martin Johnson (no, not the rugby player) puts Geraint, Ben Swift and their team-mates through a series of questions to find out what motivates them. How well do they know each other? And how well does Tom know G? All will be revealed on the podcast... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/2257m 13s

Katie Archibald

Happy New Year! We're back with a bang as Geraint and Tom welcome Katie Archibald to the GTCC to chat about her incredible year in 2021, as well as her early memories of riding at the Highland Games. Tom also competes for the first time in his GTCC jersey and can he persuade Geraint to try his new concoction 'Fire Beer'? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/2256m 9s

Tom Pidcock

Cyclo-cross? Mountain Biking? Road Racing? Which is his best discipline? Tokyo gold medallist Tom Pidcock joins Geraint and (amateur) Tom to discuss the similarities between mountain biking and surfing, being recognised in the street and what it's like being Geraint's team-mate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/2151m 55s

Adventure with Lowri Morgan

Tom catches up with Geraint who's out in sunny Mallorca on training camp as we get an update on his shoulder injury and Ineos' team bonding sessions. We also invite ultra marathon runner Lowri Morgan onto the GTCC to chat epic races across the Arctic, Amazon and Wales' Dragon Back Race. But which one will Geraint choose to do when he retires? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/211h

Beauty of Bikes with Jeff Banks

Jeff Banks joins the podcast to spill the beans on Geraint's wedding suits, Dave Brailsford's fashion sense and topless cyclists. Tom, Geraint and Jeff also find time to take a trip down memory lane as they reminisce about their first ever bikes. And there's still time to order our GTCC merch before Christmas - just got to gtccstore.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/2154m 7s

Pain with Jens Voigt

Shut up legs!   Geraint and Tom chat to the legend that is Jens Voigt - the man who's completed 350 stages at the Tour de France, which equates to almost a year of his life.   But how did he put himself through that pain? What was his worst day on the bike? And what advice does he have for our GTCC members? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/2157m 35s

Classics with Cancellara

After a successful GTCC night out with Fabian Cancellara, Geraint and Tom persuade him to come on the podcast to chat all things classics. We delve into his rivalry with Tom Boonen, relive his best (and worst) races and what advice has he got for Geraint? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/2159m 37s

John McAvoy

Meet John McAvoy, an endurance athlete with a difference. In this episode, Geraint and Tom chat to the former armed robber about how a rowing machine changed the course of his life, how he broke a world record from inside a prison gym and what his bike has done for him since.   And we get the inside story on the miraculous recovery of Geraint’s stolen bike! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/2158m 56s

Tadej Pogacar

It's time for another Tour de France winner as the GTCC welcomes two-time champion Tadej Pogacar to the podcast. Geraint and Tom get to test out their language skills before getting down to business - what's the secret to Tadej's success? Does he have any weaknesses? And will he reveal them on the podcast? And we get an update on Geraint's shoulder mobility. But has he completed Chair Person Tom's tasks? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/2155m 57s

Cycling v Rugby: George North

Geraint finally lets the GTCC's biggest fan George North onto the pod to settle a few debates just in time for the autumn internationals; Who can drink more - cyclists or rugby players? Who suffers more - cyclists on a climb or rugby players in a Test match? And why does Geraint owe the entire Wales team a night out? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/2147m 36s

Bradley Wiggins

Geraint invites old friend and team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins to the GTCC to take a look back at where it all began. What advice did Bradley Wiggins have for a young G? Why did they have to be rescued in Mallorca? And how does he reflect differently on his career since retiring? Plus, there's an update from Chairman Tom on the new GTCC merchandise. Get yours now! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/2154m 6s

Geraint's Summer

Season two is finally here... Geraint and Tom look back over the summer including one or two 'whoopsies' for Geraint and a fair few injuries. Plus, there are some big announcements for the GTCC. Welcome back! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/2140m 30s

GTCC Season 2... coming soon!

The wait is over... the GTCC is coming back for season 2! And it's going to be bigger and better than ever. Geraint and Tom will bring you more great guests from the pro tour and the amateur world, new merchandise, group rides every week on Zwift and maybe we'll finally meet in person? But until then, enjoy some proper cycling chat as Geraint and Tom chat through their contenders for the Road World Championships in Belgium. Welcome back! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/2111m 16s

Grand Tours with Chris Froome

Want to know the secret to winning the Tour de France? Well you're in for a treat! We're back with a bonus episode... all about Grand Tours. And who better to chat to Tom and Geraint than a man who's won seven of them... Chris Froome. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/211h 2m

Soigneurs with Marko Dzalo

It's the final episode of series one! And to finish, we're ending with a deep dive into most crucial job in cycling - the soigneur. Are they a butler? Are they a friend? Are they a rider's Mum? Tom chats to Geraint and his 'swannie' Marko to find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/2149m 36s

Training with Wout Poels

In the penultimate episode of the series, Tom is joined by both Geraint and Team Bahrain rider Wout Poels from Tenerife. Tom learns about the best and worst trainers, the best advice for amateurs and Wout gets a few English lessons in return! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/2155m 46s

Coaching with Rod Ellingworth

Geraint and Tom speak to Ineos Grenadiers Racing Director Rod Ellingworth to find out exactly what a cycling coach does. We get the inside track on Geraint's career from the British Cycling Olympic Academy to Tour de France winner and give our GTCC members some great tips! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/2154m 7s

Team Pursuit with Ed Clancy

What makes the perfect team pursuit rider? How do you make up the team? And why does it look so easy on TV? We go back to the start of Geraint's career as three-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy joins the GTCC for a deep dive into 'the best event on the track'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/2149m 27s

Psychology with Steve Peters

We have BIG news. The official GTCC jersey is finally here! And, Geraint and Tom bring you all the tips as we speak to renowned psychiatrist Steve Peters about chimps, mindset and ghosts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/2151m 10s

Endurance with Louise Minchin

How do you go from a six-mile commute to tackling 180km? Geraint and Tom welcome one of the best amateurs around to the GTCC to find out. BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin chats extreme triathlons, becomes the GTCC head of snacks and Geraint gets some presenting tips. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/2147m 5s

Nutrition with James Morton

It's the episode you've all been asking for! What do pro-riders eat for breakfast? What's in Geraint's musette? And what should amateurs eat on a long ride? Geraint and Tom are joined by former Team Sky nutritionist James Morton to answer all your questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/2153m 57s

Winning with Lizzie Deignan

Geraint knows about winning. Tom doesn't. So we invite Lizzie Deignan to the GTCC to chat that winning feeling, celebrations and weird prizes. Also, who's more competitive - Geraint or Lizzie? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/2148m 19s

Cobbles with Tom Boonen

It's cobbles season! Geraint and Tom get a bit starstruck as we welcome the four-time winner of Paris-Roubaix, three-time winner of Tour of Flanders and road race World Champion Tom Boonen to the GTCC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/2155m 52s

Bunch Sprints with Sam Bennett

It's time to chat lead singers as Geraint and Tom welcome sprinter Sam Bennett to the GTCC. But are sprinters really the bosses of the peloton? And what do they think of GC riders? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/2154m 29s

Velodromes with Laura Kenny

We're half way through the series! Geraint and Tom welcome GB's most successful female Olympian to the GTCC to chat about her 'work place'. We put Laura's velodrome knowledge to the test, discuss the thrill of coming off the bend and could there be a Kenny and a Thomas at the 2044 Games? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/2153m 34s

Olympics with Sir Chris Hoy

It's our second Sir of the series! Sir Chris Hoy joins Geraint and Tom to give us the low-down on how to conserve energy at Olympic opening ceremonies, how to celebrate at the closing ceremonies, and how to win the medals in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/2159m 39s

Breakaways with Steve Cummings

Geraint and Tom get technical this week as breakaway guru Steve Cummings joins the club to explain how and when to make your break. We also decide whether breakaways should be allowed in the GTCC, introduce suspensions and finally settle a debate on the best Welsh cake recipe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2156m 59s

Wind with Luke Rowe

It's the guest you've all been waiting for! Geraint is reunited with teammate Luke Rowe as Tom fires out questions on crosswinds, headwinds, tailwinds, echelons, and we find out the best way to pee on the move. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/2149m 3s

Cafes with Vini and Bill

This week Geraint and Tom are joined by Vini and Bill from Caffe Velo Verde in Nottingham to chat cleats, cakes and coffee-shop etiquette. Plus, we host the inaugural GTCC World Cup of Coffee and there's an unfortunate incident for Tom in Bakewell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/2142m 26s

Time Trials with Rohan Dennis

Geraint and Tom have got some momentum now as more GTCC members are appointed to the committee. They also find time to chat farts, leg shaving and aero socks with expert time trialist Rohan Dennis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/2150m 20s

Crashes with Sara Thomas

It's not Geraint's favourite subject, but Tom has chosen crashes for episode 4. So we go behind the scenes with Geraint's wife Sara Thomas to chat telegraph poles, lucky charms and that Giro crash. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/2153m 20s

The Perfect Kit with Sir Paul Smith

The GTCC needs a club jersey. And who better to help design it than Sir Paul Smith? Geraint and Tom are joined by the British fashion designer to discuss their favourite retro kit and what's acceptable to wear in cafes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/2143m 16s

Domestiques with Ian Stannard

Geraint and Tom and are joined by British stalwart Ian Stannard to ask all the crucial questions about domestiques; how many water bottles can you carry? Do you have to like your team leader? And what's the best gift you've ever received? And the club continues to grow. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/2145m 45s

Climbing with Richie Porte

It's the first episode of the GTCC, and Geraint and Tom are getting to grips with starting a cycling club. They're also joined by one of the world's best climbers, Richie Porte, to discuss pot bellies, pain and rowdy crowds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/2152m 42s

GTCC...coming soon!

Welcome to the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club. Listen out for new episodes every Tuesday as the Tour de France winner and amateur rider Tom Fordyce build the club from scratch. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/212m 54s
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