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Freewheeling

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

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Is holding on to cycling's traditions blocking progress?

After a brief discussion of the Festival Elsy Jacobs and the upcoming Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Loren, Abby, and Amy continue their conversation about the lack of Women's WorldTour racing from now to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Abby called Scott Sunderland, who works with Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Flanders Classics, to chat about what it takes to put on a race. 

1hr 1min

6 May 2021

Rank #1

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We are fans of Anna van der Breggen

On this week's episode of the Freewheeling Podcast... Abby, Loren, and Amy chat about Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Tayler Wiles makes a final guest appearance (for now).  Next, the three talk about what is coming next and one more thing we need to see more of in women's cycling. 

41mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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What happened at the Amstel Gold Race?

Loren, Amy, and Abby break down the action at the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne.  Plus, Tayler Wiles checks in with her post-race thoughts. Finally, the three discuss the upcoming Run Up, a documentary series taking the viewers behind the scenes of the top teams in women's cycling. Abby chats with Oliver Grenaa who directed and produced the project. 

57mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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It's time for the Ardennes

Abby, Loren, and Amy discuss the upcoming Ardennes, specifically the Amstel Gold Race and La Fleche Wallonne.  Abby also chats with Tayler Wiles about which Ardenane she likes the most, how the racing is changing, and...cookies. 

44mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Gracie Elvin returns to discuss the Tour of Flanders

Abby, Loren, and Amy are joined this week by Gracie Elvin to chat Tour of Flanders and all the surrounding stories. Gracie also fills everyone in on the Cyclists' Alliance new mentoring program, within the sport but also for riders ready to retire.

1hr

8 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Flanders anticipation and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

Abby, Loren and Amy recap Gent-Wevelgem and Dwars door Vlaanderen and discuss the postponement of Paris-Roubaix. With the Tour of Flanders mere hours away they talk about the excitement to come. In the second half of the episode (@ 36:40), Abby chatted with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig while she was at team camp with FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope. They discuss growing up in Denmark, Cecilie's future as a TikTok influencer, and her upcoming season. 

1hr 8mins

2 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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'All Bodies on Bikes' a film about body inclusivity and cycling community

Abby speaks with Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky about their film All Bodies on Bikes, produced by Shimano. The film follows Kailey and Marley on a bikepacking trip while diving into some of the sensitive issues regarding weight and societies obsession with it.  Marley and Kailey are taking back the word fat, removing the negative connotations that surround it, and advocating for body inclusivity in the cycling industry.  They are on a mission to change the perception of who is a cyclist.  

27mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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What better way to win than solo

This week on the Freewheeling Podcast... Loren, Abby, and Amy discuss the Oxyclean Brugge-De Panne and Trofeo Alfredo Binda, both won by spectacular solo breakaways, as well as what's to come for the women's peloton at Gent-Wevelgem.  If you want to check out POC's Devour sunglasses, click here. 

43mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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SD Worx is winning the numbers game

On this week's Freewheeling Podcast Abby, Loren, and Amy revisit Strade Bianche and the Healthy Ageing Tour. The biggest takeaway from the season so far is that SD Worx has the numbers. Can other teams catch up? We will get to find out at the next Women's WorldTour race, Trofeo Alfredo Binda.  Abby also caught up with Hannah Ludwig of Canyon-SRAM to get to know the young German rider. 

56mins

19 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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The great prize money debate of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

This week on Freewheeling Loren and Abby are joined by Amy Jones to talk about Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and it's prize money debate. Abby also caught up with Emma Cecilie Norsgaard to ask her about her first two races with Team Movistar.  Later the three dive into Strade Bianche and what they hope to see at the first WorldTour race of 2021. Finally, Abby chatted with Marta Cavalli (FDJ Novelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) at her team camp to get to know the Italian better. 

1hr

5 Mar 2021

Rank #10