Dumoulin, White, and Slipstream's beginnings - Podcast

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)
Tom Dumoulin in the colours of his new team, Jumbo-Visma (Image credit: Jumbo-Visma)

It’s been a few weeks since our last episode, but the Cyclingnews podcast is back with interviews with Tom Dumoulin and Matt White.

We also discuss the likelihood of the Tour de France taking place later this year and whether it’s too soon to get excited about race dates that have been scheduled for the second half of the year.

Cyclingnews' European editor Stephen Farrand provides the latest lowdown from Italy and insight into the Giro d’Italia’s plans, while we also look back at the formation of the Slipstream team. 

The American squad recently announced a round of cuts and layoffs but in the 2000s they burst onto the scene, and Ed Pickering from Procycling magazine was at their team launch in Boulder, Colorado 13 years ago. Pickering and Cyclingnews Editor Daniel Benson talk about the team’s first rosters and pose the question as to whether they’ve stayed true to their roots.

Tom Dumoulin, at home in Belgium, catches up with us over Skype and talks about lockdown, altitude camps and his thoughts on the new 2020 calendar, while Mitchelton-Scott’s director Matt White joins us from Spain to discuss how teams can start to plan for the coming months.

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Our latest competition gives you the chance to win one of two musettes. We have one from Katusha Alpecin that’s stuffed with goodies and kit from last year, while we also have a similar prize for BMC Racing fans. Can you tell we’ve recently moved offices and need to clear some space?

 All you have to do to win these fantastic prizes is head to our iTunes page (opens in new tab), give us a review and post your top three kits for 2020 (men’s or women’s). We’ll announce the winners in the next couple of weeks. 

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Cyclingnews is the world's leader in English-language coverage of professional cycling. Started in 1995 by University of Newcastle professor Bill Mitchell, the site was one of the first to provide breaking news and results over the internet in English. The site was purchased by Knapp Communications in 1999, and owner Gerard Knapp built it into the definitive voice of pro cycling. Since then, major publishing house Future PLC has owned the site and expanded it to include top features, news, results, photos and tech reporting. The site continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative English voice in professional cycling.