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Freewheeling

Freewheeling is a podcast hosted by Abby Mickey that covers all things cycling.

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Freewheeling is a podcast hosted by Abby Mickey that covers all things cycling.

Breaking down the Australian National Championships

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Gracie chats about being at the Australian National Championship criterium and road race and Amy keeps us up to date on the latest cyclocross World Cup. 

Abby talked to Elisa Longo Borghini about her long time teammate Audrey Cordon Ragot. 

Jan 20 2022

41mins

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We are not going to discuss new team kits

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The ladies of Freewheeling are back to discuss everything we missed over the break. From the great team kit debacle of 2022 to Lucinda Brand's cyclocross dominance to the new prize money management system. Plus, we're really excited about racing in Australia and Ruby Roseman-Gannon's phenomenal start to the season. 

Jan 14 2022

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Lucinda Brand on balancing cross and road

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Abby chats with Lucinda Brand, current cyclocross world champion, about balancing cross and road and what she likes most about the two disciplines. 

Dec 23 2021

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What the new WWT teams mean for women's cycling

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Abby, Loren, and Amy chat about the Val di Sole cyclocross World Cup and cyclocross potentially becoming an Olympic sport.  The UCI announced the new WorldTour teams and the podcast speculates what that means for the future of the sport. Finally, Amy put together an end of year quiz for the final group episode of 2021. 

Dec 16 2021

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Nettie Edmondson and her decision to retire

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This week Nettie Edmondson joins Gracie Elvin on the podcast to chat about her decision to retire, her Olympic journey, being yourself, and what she plans to do next. 

Dec 09 2021

36mins

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With the Olympics over track riders take to the road

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Lucinda Brand is on top of the cyclocross world, but can she keep it up? 

Ceratizit-WNT announced their first new rider for the 2022 season and BikeExchange Jayco has finalized their roster. 

Abby chatted with Kasia Niewiadoma about what makes a great domestique and why she is thankful for Tiffany Cromwell

Dec 02 2021

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Carmen Small on directing post cycling career

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Retired professional cyclist Carmen Small joins the podcast to talk about her career, arbitrating for an Olympic spot in 2016, and how she got into directing once her career ended due to a concussion.

Nov 24 2021

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Puck Pieterse bunny hopped right into our hearts on Sunday

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Loren, Amy, and Abby discuss the new EF Education Tibco-SVB team and potential roster.

Amy spoke with Rukhsar Habibzai, a refugee from Afghanistan who will ride for USA based Team Twenty24 in 2022. We recommend you also read Iain's story on the UCI's Afghan Cycling Federation led evacuation

On Sunday the Tabor World Cup was fast and furious. Puck Pieterse may not have won the race, but her performance was pretty impressive. 

Nov 18 2021

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Grace Brown: Dealing with pressure and new goals in 2022

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Gracie Elvin is back on the Freewheeling podcast. In this episode, she calls up former teammate Grace Brown to talk about her role in the peloton, how she deals with pressure, cycling development in Australia, and what she is looking forward to in 2022.

Nov 11 2021

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Was 2021 a transition year?

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Abby, Loren and Amy chat 2021 as a whole. Who impressed, what were their favorite races of the year, and which events fell short.

Nov 03 2021

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Alison Jackson, a Canadian in Europe

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Abby chatted with Tokyo 2020 Olympian and double Canadian National Champion Alison Jackson about her 2021 "bucket list" season, how she got there, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.

Oct 28 2021

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We can't compare the Tour de France to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

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Abby, Loren and Amy chat Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift route and debate the dangers of comparing the new women's race to the most popular cycling event in the world.

Abby also caught up with Kate Veronneau, the Director of Women's Strategy and Content at Zwift, to talk about Zwift's four year deal with the ASO to support the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and the growth of women's cycling. 

Oct 20 2021

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If a race happens and there is no coverage, did it really happen?

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Amy, Loren, and Abby break down all six stages and the major talking points from the AJ Bell Women's Tour. Marianne Vos is back on the cyclocross scene and back on the top step. And UAE Team Emirates is picking up a top women's team, but is that a good thing?

In September, José Been spoke with Olympic Champion Anna Kiesenhofer about her gold medal ride and how she got there.

Oct 12 2021

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Hats off to Trek-Segafredo

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The women of Freewheeling get together to talk about the first-ever Paris-Roubaix Femmes, what made the race special, and what they hope to see in the future. They also briefly look ahead to the AJ Bell Women's Tour, the final WorldTour stage race of the season taking place in Great Britain this week. 

Oct 04 2021

57mins

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The way Italy rode at the World Championships was *chef's kiss*

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Loren, Abby, and Gracie dissect the road race at the World Championships in Belgium and look ahead to the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes on October 2nd!

Sep 30 2021

47mins

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It's a wide-open Worlds

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Gracie, Loren, Amy and Abby get together to chat about the recent World Championship time trial and the upcoming road race. 

There's been a number of transfers lately that look promising new homes for some riders. 

Wade Wallace spoke with Farid Noori about the crisis in Afghanistan. If you would like to donate more information can be found here.

Sep 22 2021

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The women's WT peloton needs more development pathways

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Lauren Kitchen joins Abby for some pancakes and a conversation about her career, retirement, and what the peloton is lacking while simultaniously growing rapidly. 

Sep 15 2021

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Petition to remove uphill time trials from stage races

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The PowerPuff's assemble to discuss the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta. Do uphill time trials belong in stage races? Or would the general classification battle benefit more from a mountain top and a flat time trial? 

And finally, the women of Freewheeling have a PSA about respecting your fellow cyclists. 

Sep 08 2021

57mins

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We've got racing back to back to back!

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The full podcast is back together to talk about Simac Ladies Tour and GP de Plouay, five days of fantastic bike racing with lots to unpack.

Amy has been keeping track of women being evacuated from Afghanistan with the help of Shannon Galpin. Read more about women who found their freedom riding bikes now forced to burn their cycling gear and the progress made so far. You can help by donating here.

In case you missed it, find Abby's chat with Lizzie Deignan here.

Sep 02 2021

52mins

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Lizzie Deignan on mothering, the Olympics, and staying positive

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Abby chats with Lizzie Deignan of Trek-Segafredo about being a mother, the Olympics, and changes in the women's peloton. 

Aug 30 2021

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By Cookiesnotphilgaimon - May 11 2020
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Hey Abby, do a podcast with Brad from Velocio or James Huang. Cookies Cookies Cookies

Great female perspective on cycling

By LTecom - Apr 07 2020
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Enjoying listening to female athletes and pros on this podcast. Thank you for keeping the balance!