UTR004: An Interview with Lee Rodgers

Lee Rodgers is an indie pro MTB & road cyclist, journalist, coach, brand consultant, and the creator of CrankPunk. CrankPunk Coaching Systems comes with the same no-nonsense, get-on-with-it attitude you’ll find in the articles Lee writes about cycling. This extends to his approach to training, riding and racing. He knows how to get strong, He knows how to make a comeback, He knows how to manage tight time schedules, and he knows how to win – and most important of all, he knows how to effectively communicate these things to others so that they too can achieve their dreams and make improvements – in short, he knows how to coach. In this episode, we’ll cover: Lee’s strong view on doping How journalist were unethical by not asking questions about doping Should riders be banned for doping? The best places to find Craig Hummer: crankpunk.com Twitter Facebook YouTube

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UTR003: An Interview with Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller is the CFO of Seven Cycles, which is a company that specializes in building custom bicycles. Cycling changed Jennifer’s life. She manages all the areas most people never think about when they think of Seven Cycles. Finance, supply chain, risk management. In this episode, we’ll cover: In the early days of Seven Cycles, nobody had heard of customized (built to order) bicycles The challenges in scaling a business that specializes in customizing their bikes The risk of retail floor space The explosion of online retail The best places to find Craig Hummer: sevencycles.com

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UTR002: An Interview with Scott Nydam

Scott Nydam is a former professional cyclist with BMC Racing Team and is currently the performance director for the BMC development team. He won the mountains classification at the 2008 Tour of California. In this episode, we’ll cover: Nobody has a clear definition of where they’re going when they’re developing How he never thought it was possible to go professional Traits that are common among amateur and professional cyclists Amateur literally means “for the love of it”. There’s nothing wrong with being an amateur The best places to find Craig Hummer: Twitter Facebook

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UTR001: An Interview with Craig Hummer

Craig Hummer was a seven-time U.S. Ocean Ironman Champion and winner of over forty National and International Lifesaving Titles.  The Emmy-nominated sports broadcaster has been involved in the “alternative” and “action/lifestyle sports” markets for over twenty years; first as a professional athlete in the sport of “Ocean Ironman” racing, then as a commentator who has now widened his expertise into multiple sports. In this episode, we’ll cover: What is ocean ironman racing? Broadcasting the Tour de France The cobbles in Belgium Craig’s thoughts on Lance Armstrong The new spotlight in women’s cycling The best places to find Craig Hummer: craig-hummer.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

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Megan Guarnier: From Heroic to l’Eroica

Capitalizing on her great early season form, U.S rider Megan Guarnier captured the inaugural Women’s Strade Bianche race last weekend with a bold solo effort that showcased her strength, tenacity and determination as she negotiated the dusty white roads of Tuscany.  For those who know Megan’s story, this is not a surprise win or a fluke day as a domestique benefiting from the team leaders instructions.  This is the result of everything I wrote about when I profiled Megan in the April 2013  issue of ROAD Magazine, and it represents so much of her career path to this point.  For those who missed our January announcement, this is the perfect time to say it again- Megan is our guest rider for our l’Eroica Tour of Tuscany this fall. Since 2009, Velo Classic Tours has been directly involved in sponsoring and supporting women’s professional cycling.  I’ve written extensively about women’s cycling in ROAD Magazine (including April 2015 profile on Canadian National Champion Leah Kirchmann) and continue to believe in the opportunities … Read More »

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