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The Geraint Thomas Cycling Club

Geraint Thomas has started a 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 the stories and secrets of pro racing, and build the cycling club from scratch. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Geraint Thomas has started a 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 the stories and secrets of pro racing, and build the cycling club from scratch. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Michal Kwiato

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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.

Nov 29 2022

1hr 6mins

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Anna van der Breggen

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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!

Nov 22 2022

58mins

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Aaron Ramsey

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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?

Nov 15 2022

58mins

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Michael Matthews

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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...

Nov 08 2022

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Fred Wright

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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.

Nov 01 2022

1hr 9mins

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Elinor Barker

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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.

Oct 25 2022

50mins

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Remco Evenepoel

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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?

Oct 18 2022

49mins

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Season 3 opener from... Monaco

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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.

Oct 13 2022

46mins

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Introducing... Beef's Golf Club

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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.

Oct 05 2022

43mins

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Tour de France debrief

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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.

Jul 27 2022

35mins

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Tour de France with Cadel Evans

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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.

Jun 26 2022

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BONUS: Martin Johnson

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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?

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May 19 2022

58mins

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Sir Dave Brailsford

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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?

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Mar 08 2022

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Wout van Aert

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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.

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Mar 01 2022

56mins

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Jason Kenny

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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?

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Feb 22 2022

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Juniors with Zoe Backstedt

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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.

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Feb 15 2022

52mins

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World Records with Josh Quigley

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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/

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Feb 08 2022

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Cameron Wurf

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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?

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Feb 01 2022

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G on the Joe Marler Show

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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


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Jan 28 2022

53mins

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Filippo Ganna

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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?

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Jan 25 2022

51mins

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