Saturday, 4 February 2023

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The Cycling Podcast / Merry Quizmas Everyone!

The Cycling Podcast / Merry Quizmas Everyone!

The Cycling Podcast Féminin’s final episode of 2022 sees the return of the Christmas Quiz! But before their competitive sides kick in, Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lizzy Banks share their highlights of the season and are in agreement for once. 

In a year when the inaugural Tour de France Femmes put women’s racing in the spotlight, they reminisce over some of the moments that captured their imagination at the race. Among them is the tightly-contested GC battle, Annemiek Van Vleuten’s eventual high mountain domination and getting to witness Marianne Vos – the greatest of all time – in yellow. 

Honourable mention also goes to the finale of the Women’s Tour where Elisa Longo Borghini snatched overall victory by one second from Grace Brown, with practically the last pedal stroke of the whole race. The emergence of a potential new rivalry between Annemiek Van Vleuten and Lotte Kopecky also caught the attention, with the pair sharing the spoils across two of the most thrilling races of the year: Strade Bianche and the World Championship road race.

The Christmas Quiz returns with Rose setting some devilish questions for Orla and Lizzy, such as how many people did it take to open the winner’s Champagne at Le Samyn? And did someone really win 8kg of dry dog food at the Lotto Belgium Tour? Plus, there’s a finishing round of the pun-tastic “Cryptic Criterium” that descends into exasperation as all good Christmas board games should.

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