2020 Pro Cycling Kits – Hot Or Not? | The GCN Show Ep.365


– [Club Members] Welcome to the GCN Show. – Welcome to the GCN Show. – Coming up, hot or not, we
rate the 2020 pro team kits using our high level fashion expertise. – Alberto Contador’s
launched his own bike brand and we’ve got a new presenter.
– Yeah, another one! Find out who very soon. (upbeat music) (bike whizzes) (crowd cheers) (cowbells ring) (electronic music) – This week in the world of cycling, we learned that this
iconic stretch of road might not be a part of the pro
cycling calendar this year. – That’s right, the Milan
San Remo is under threat, not from the intentional tampering with the legendary 294
kilometer long route that has been mooted in previous years, but no, from a landside on
the final decisive climb, the Poggio. – That landslide has called 10
million euros worth of damage and it means that the road is
currently closed to traffic and will be for the foreseeable future. – Yeah. (funky electronic music) You know what they should do Dan, given how much Philippe Joubert wants to and needs to win that race, they should just ask him
to chip in a few quid. – Yeah, or maybe get the top 10 favorites to chip in a million each. – [Both] Sorted. – Now we also learned thanks
to friend of GCN Jenny Graham that it is possible to ride a cargo bike one thousand kilometers from
Edinburgh to Copenhagen, leaving after Christmas
and arriving in time for a New Year’s Eve party. – Two teams of two riders
from the adventure syndicate completed that challenge but there was a twist Si, when
one of them wasn’t riding, they had to be carried as cargo. – Bonkers, isn’t it? Aside from sounding like a good laugh, there was a more important
reason for the expedition and that was to try and raise awareness of sustainable transport methods to try and basically
change people’s perception of transport in view of
the current climate crisis. (melancholic acoustic music) – It certainly makes me see cargo bikes in a slightly different light although I probably would have chosen an e-cargo bike for that
particular challenge. Now since there’s all this hype about it being the new year and
indeed a new decade, you couldn’t really scroll for more than about a second, could you, on social media without seeing a team, or indeed a pro, sporting their brand new kit for 2020. Which did get a bit
boring by about lunchtime on New Year’s Day but nevertheless, it does allow us to
play our annual game of hot or not: rate that kit. – That’s right, I love
this time of year Dan. We’re going to start with
some of the big changes. First up team Dimension Data
has changed its name to NTT and with it is a change of kit. Out is the white and the green and in is this classy little
blue and black number. Dan, hot or not? – Well it sounds like
you’ve already decided by calling it classy but I will be in agreement
with you on this one. I like that kit, it’s a hot from me. Now another team that
has changed its name, albeit not quite so much is Bahrain Merida who are now Bahrain McLaren. They’ve changed their kit a lot more though.
– They have. – This is their kit for
2020, which as you can see, is gold, black, and red. Quite divisive amongst
the public, this one and I have to say, when I first saw it, I didn’t think it was that
nice on the mannequin, but seeing it in training
camps in the sun, it does pop. So what are you saying, hot or not? – Well if it pops Dan, it’s got to be hot. (Dan laughs) What are you laughing at? – Well yeah, I agree with you, it’s just the way you said it. – [Si] Yeah, I think that’s probably going to be hot, isn’t it? – [Dan] Yeah, hot from me too. – All right Losso Soudal next, who incidentally just sent out a statement they’re going to be racing the
entire season on disk breaks, which is quite interesting. Anyway, back to their kit,
last year frankly average, kind of white and red thing wasn’t it, this year, they’ve gone
for white, red, and black and a kind of tricolor. Dan, hot or not? – I’m saying hot again–
– I’m saying hot. – [Dan] With the combination
of retro and modern that one for me, and I really like it. So it’s three for three,
hot for me so far. The other Belgian team,
Deceuninck-Quick-Step, have also a bit of a retro look in theirs, kind of like a homage, well
almost to their own kit really, late 2000s, isn’t it? – It is really, or perhaps
early ’90s Castorama, which if you’re not familiar with it, was basically modeled on someone wearing work dungarees over a white t-shirt and actually when you look, there is a dungaree element to the new
Quick-Step kit, isn’t it? – Yeah, which would mean if
it’s like the Castorama kit, I don’t rate Castorama kit as hot at all, but I don’t mind it, I’m
on the fence with this one. – Well the thing about
Deceuninck-Quick-Step is it’s largely irrelevant
what their kit looks like, it always looks cool because
they win so many races. I mean that picture of
Boonen from the late 2000s, like that’s not cool
kit but it’s Tom Boonen, so it is cool, it’s hot. – Yeah, in a similar vein, it doesn’t matter what kit we wear, it doesn’t look very cool for some reason. – Exactly that. Right, now back to the task
at hand, Trek-Segafredo completely ripped up the
rule book with this one. This was last year’s kit
and now this year’s kit. Yeah, there we go. You know what Dan, it’s
a subtle difference but it makes it super cool in my book. Hot or not? – [Dan] Hot, just. – Really?
– Yeah. – Yeah I think it hot, I
think that’s cool kit that. – [Dan] I like it. Not much difference in the women’s kit between 2019 and 2020, but
I guess they don’t need to change it much because it
was already hot last year and that again is a hot from me this year. – Absolutely, agreed. There hasn’t actually been
that much of a shakeup in the women’s world tour full stop. I guess partly a byproduct of there being fewer
teams in the first place, but Sunweb have gone for a kind of a subtle change, haven’t they? That’s same for their men’s
team as well as their women’s. Movistar, again subtle changes, and then the Allez BTC
Ljubljana have unfortunately also decided to stick
quite close to their roots. What are we thinking there
Dan, hot or not for that trio? – For that trio, it
would be hot, not, not. – Really?
– Yeah. – Not for Movistar? – No, I’m not that keen on
them on the Movistar kit. – Really?
– And you? – It would be a not,
a hot, and then a not. – Okay, well that’s clear. Moving on, for many of you
out there, EF Education First won the kit wars in 2019, at
least in the men’s peloton. And they’ve stuck with
their bold colors but 2020, less tie-dye and more stripes, kind of tiger stripes, on their kit. – [Si] Well yes, or maybe, zebra stripes a la 2004 Domina Vacanze it’s a fairly loose tie in–
– It’s a very loose– – [Si] They don’t
actually look like zebras and I don’t think any of them
look like Mario Cipollini do they unfortunately? – They don’t. Hot or not? – Hot, without a doubt. I still think that’s super cool kit. – [Dan] I’m on the fence with that one. – What, what?
– I’m sorry. I mean I have no fashion sense but I’m still on the fence with that one. – [Si] Yeah right, what’s next? – What’s next is a brand
new world tour team, with a new name from when
they’re pro continental last year is the Israel Start-Up Nation,
who attracted the likes of Dan Martin, André Greipel,
and Aungst Stavez. This is their kit Si. Hot or not?
– I’ve seen it before. I’ve seen it before. Discovery Channel,
2005, look there you go. – [Dan] I can see the resemblance in that. – Resemblance? It’s a carbon copy. – Does that mean you
think it’s hot or not? – Well I thought it
was really hot in 2005. – (laughs) So not then?
– Well– – I don’t mind the jersey,
and I don’t mind the shorts, but they don’t look like they’re a match made in heaven today– – [Si] That is true. – [Dan] A jersey from one kit and pair of shorts from the other. – [Si] Do you think
they’re still waiting for a delivery of one half of the kit? – Anyway… – Yeah, what’s with the
random colors on the shorts? – In fact, I wonder whether those shorts might be better suited
to go with the jersey of this next team, they quite
often win this competition of hot or not each year. – Well they win it every year, don’t they? – They probably have actually, yeah, we are of course talking
about Canyon-SRAM, who will be wearing this kit in 2020. It’s a variation on a theme that’s been running for a few years now, but it’s a blooming cool
variation in my opinion. – [Si] And it’s a
successful theme as well. Yeah I think they look like super heroes in this new kit with that
kind of lighting bolt across the chest there. I think that’s wicked. – [Dan] That kit is a hot from me again. – [Si] Yeah, and a hot from me. Dolmans, they have stuck with their orange coloring primarily, but they’ve now added some
stripes on the shoulder and some kind of natty
graphics on the shorts. Hot or not Dan? – [Dan] Well we’ve discussed
this just now, didn’t we, before we started, and we’re divided. I’m saying hot. – [Si] Yeah, I’m saying not so much. I mean not when you put it
in comparison to Canyon-SRAM. – I like it, I like it. Anyway, the other very
successful women’s team of 2019, which was amazing because
they’ve got quite a small budget but produced amazing results,
are Parkhotel Valkenburg. And here’s their kit for 2020. It’s tidy and there’s the pastel colors, I’m on the fence again with this one. – [Si] Are you? I can see you carrying
off Dan, but personally, it’s just a bit meh. Yeah, for a pro cycling team kit. – Yeah, I should wait until
further down the season before I pass judgment. It might be like Quick-Step Deceuninck where they win so many
races it ends up being cool. – Yeah, can we give a quick shout out by the way to Movistar, I know we’ve already
mentioned them briefly, but typically, the kit for
the Spanish National Champion has always been a bit rubbish, hasn’t it, when Movistar had it and
they all kind of always do, it basically just looks like Movistar kit with a little bit of red
and yellow in the middle. But this year, they’ve gone
full gas for it, haven’t they? Look at that! Allejandro Valverde looks
chuffed to bits with it and I’m not surprised back in white, even though he’s no longer world champ. – Yeah, well done Movistar, proper Spanish National
Championship jersey this year. – Absolutely. – Now quite a few of the
teams you have to say, haven’t changed their kit much at all between 2019 and 2020.
– What are they doing Dan? – Amongst them you have Astana,
82 up, still brown shorts. Bora Hansgrohe, CCC, Inios, understandably they only
got their kit in May, UAE Emirates and also Jumbo-Visma. – They’ve done a little bit,
haven’t they, Jumbo-Visma. But not masses. Now as Dan mentioned earlier, we don’t know diddly squat about fashion, do we mate? Nor indeed style and so, as always, we need your help in the
comments section to let us know which you think are hot and
which you think are not. But also, let’s not stop there. Head over to the GCN app because all of the kits
that have been released now, I think we’re just waiting
for Mitchelton-Scott and FDJ, aren’t we? Will be on there and
you can vote hot or not and then next week we
can tell you the results. – Yeah, might go through a top five.
– Yeah. – Diddly squat?
– That’s right, yeah. Now unfortunately one rider
who is not going to be donning fresh new race kit for next
year, he’s our new presenter. – That’s right, hot off
the heels of Manon Lloyd, who as you know was
announced late last year as a new presenter, we
have somewhat unbelievably managed to persuade somebody else to work with us, haven’t we? – That’s right, yeah. Come on in! Oh mind your head there,
bang it on the light. – It is, as you can see, Conor Dunne. – Yeah!
– Welcome along to GCN Conor. – Thanks for having me Dan. – Now he doesn’t need
much of an introduction, but Conor has with him a
lance and row, a d’Italia, and he has been the National
Champion of Ireland, hence the accent.
– That’s right. You can probably take a seat now. – Yeah sorry, sorry about that. – Also, Connor, stage winner
of the Rás in Ireland as well, are you mate, and that is no mean feat, as many of you will know. – Now Conor is just two days into being an official GCN presenter. How have you found it so far? – Yeah, it’s been great actually. Thanks guys. I’m getting a few scripts written, I’m off to New York next
week, could be out in the rain getting chased by some
Spaniard up a climb. – We did ask you to ride at 440 watts for as long as possible this morning so yes, that one is probably
easy for you actually, isn’t it really? – Yeah, but the thing is I got
to do it in a blond wig, so. (Si laughs) – Welcome along. – Yeah, now one important
question of course, Conor. Famously, the world’s
tallest professional cyclist at two meters, four. Who now has the accolade? – Yeah, no I feel kind of sad a little bit to give up the mantle but I’m
glad it’s gone to a good guy it’s a Danish kid, 20 years
old, named Mathias Norsgaard, rides for Movistar. He’s only two meters but
yeah, wear it well Mathias. – Yeah, four centimeters difference. – Tell you what Dan, he’s going to be a good wheel to follow. (techno music) – Hi, I’ve come to Castle
Combe to do a time trial as a part of my training today, just a 10-mile. Going to see where I’m at after Christmas and training and being ill. Let’s give it a go. (driving rock music) So my time trial went quite well. The good thing is that it suggests, based on the power numbers, that I’ve got back about where I was before I got ill, so nice. And I managed to complete the goals that coach Neal and Mack sent me, which were to stay in the
tri-bars the entire time. Did that. Also do a high cadence over
100 average for the ride. Did that. And then the other thing was to do a negative split on power, because this is like
essential pacing skill that I need to learn for the hour. So riding a negative split is really good so I managed to do that as well. Doing way more power in the second half than I did in the first half. If anything, I might
have done the first half a bit too conservatively,
but it’s all good because I’m feeling good, looking forward to
continuing on the training. Right, better get back to it. See you later. – Next up it is time for
your weekly GCN inspiration, which is your opportunity
to win one of three prizes, they being this week 10 pounds to third, 40 pounds to second and 100 pounds is the jackpot to spend
on anything you want over at the GCN store. – How come I get stuck
with the cards every week? I feel like this is now my thing. I don’t really want to
be the guy who does this. Well I am now. – When I chuck it away it
gets damaged, doesn’t it. Right, two ways to get involved. You can either use the uploader or you can upload directly to the GCN app. In third place this week is JMBF10. “The Pacific Northwest
woke up January the first “to beautiful skies,
moderate temperatures, “and leftover wet roads “which made for some beautiful riding.” – [Si] Yeah, they do look like
wet roads though, don’t they? Crikey. – [Dan] They do look like very wet roads. – Exactly, yeah, no I think that
might be a lake actually. Anyway, nevertheless–
– Glorious picture. – Glorious!
– Sorry. – It’s glorious. – I’m 40 this year, so I’ve
started to expand my vocabulary to old fashioned words. – To be fair, that’s a fantastic
picture and inspiring too. Personally, I don’t
really like it when it’s sunny and I’m on wet roads. I find that really annoying, but when you take a photo
like that, it’s great. – Does the glare affect your
vision Si in your old age? – No it doesn’t. I just don’t like wet roads and it’s even worse if it’s sunny. – Well maybe you’ll
like the next one then. It comes in from Lovelocycling. “Part of my big ride
during the festive 500, “on the lookout for reindeer
in the Dubai desert.” – Oh, I do like that one. I mean it doesn’t look like
my perfect place to ride, but there is something
exceedingly pleasing about that photo, isn’t it? – Well there is for me. You know my mathematical
brain Si, mildly mathematical. I love the symmetry of it.
– Yeah, that is fantastic. – [Dan] But do you need a warning for deer when you can see that far? – [Si] Well yeah, it’s not
like you’re going to be taken by surprise. – [Dan] About a mile to the
East I can see a deer coming. Oh my goodness, ya hit me, give
me some warning with a sign. – Yeah, no I kind of
see what you mean there but at least he’s somewhere
to leave his bike. Anyway there we go, a 40 pound voucher because that is a cracking photo– – Well it’s inspirational, isn’t it Si? – It is inspirational. – That will inspire you to get out on your bike wherever you are because it cannot be as
boring as riding down a dead, straight road with
nothing in sight for miles. Anyway, 40 pounds on its way to you.
– There we go. – But the winner, Si, this week is– – It is Floorontour and
this photo is just bonkers. There is no description. – [Dan] There isn’t but
probably doesn’t need one Si. – [Si] Well I don’t think it does. – [Dan] A picture tells a thousand words. – [Si] Well yeah, I mean this
could be any time of year Dan. It could be summer hazy, it
could be winter mists, it’s– – [Dan] Or it could be
another photoshopped one that’s fooling us. I did check with one of
our graphic designers. – Did you?
– Yeah. She says “There might be a
little bit of a filter on it “but it doesn’t look Photoshopped.” – [Si] Certainly less filter
than you would put on it. So yeah, we’re doing
better there aren’t we? – [Dan] Well that to me makes
me look forward to spring, which is quite a long way off, isn’t it? But nevertheless, inspiring to look at and get our on your bike, which I’m going to do tomorrow Si, I’m continuing to ride my bike. – Well done mate. – Don’t forget to get involved
for your chance to win one of three prizes next week. They’ll be slightly different prizes, so stay tuned for that. (trumpets sound) – It’s now time for Cycling Shorts. – Cycling Shorts now, and
we’re going to start with news of more new cycling shorts because while not technically
a world tour team, basically anything that Dutch wunderkind Mathieu van der Poel does
is big news in our world. And so it is that his
team, Corendon-Circus, are changing to Aplecin-Fenix and with it of course,
they get a new team kit, which Dan I think is quite nice. – Hot.
– What do you say? – Hot from me as well. There’s been lots of speculation Si as to why Fenix is spelled incorrectly, but the rumors are that
the reason behind it is due to the British club Didcot Phoenix, established in 1973, who shotgunned the correct
spelling of phoenix, which means that no other
team can now use it. – No, incredible isn’t it? And really lucky that the
co-sponsor of that team, Italian furniture brand Phoenix were able to change the
spelling of their name in time because I would hate to
see what would happen if a huge legal battle ensued. If Didcot Phoenix brought
out the legal big guns. Yeah, anyway, sticking
with cyclocross briefly, I’ve got to say it was mega to see a few road pros turning out
over the Christmas period, Zdeněk Štybar, of course,
no stranger to cyclocross, multiple world champion, he was there, although not doing as well as he used to but Heinrich Haussler, Moreno Hofland third place to those guys for starting. That was awesome. – Yeah, it was great to see, wasn’t it. It was also great to see Wout van Aert back in action for the first time since injury took him out
of the Tour de France. And he finished a very
credible fifth place in his first race back,
which was the Azencross. – Yeah, it was also, sorry got to say, great to see Pauline
Ferrand-Prevot back in action, because while she’s no longer a roadie, in fact she said as much, didn’t she? She’s not racing on the road again. It’s always great to see
her take the stall on. – It is, yes. Now we’re going to stick with
pros for a little bit longer because hot off the back of releasing that quite bold statement he was going back to the Tour de France
to win again in 2020, Aiden Von Now no doubt ruffled
a few feathers with that, he made a bold statement in Columbia over the Christmas period, just with his monster training rides. – Absolutely, including this one: a cool 240 kilometers over seven hours with five and a half
thousand meters of climbing run off at average speed of
just 33.6 kilometers per hour. – Which sounds impressive.
– It does. – But then if you closer Si,
it didn’t take a single KOM, so still lots of work
to be done before July. – Absolutely, yeah. I mean, Ineos, like we say,
ruffling a few feathers, obviously it’s Froome, Thomas, Carapaz. – That’s it though, isn’t it?
– Yeah, there’s only four. – They’ve only got four riders who’ve won a Grand Tour
before, that’s all. – Yeah, absolutely no wonder they were trying to get some more
fire power later on. Have they got Amador yet? – No, but he has been
spotted out in Ineos kit whilst the lawyers do their
thing behind the scenes. – Yeah, there we go. – They can recruit some of
the Didcot Phoenix boys. – Yeah, probably. Right then, how about this for you. Sticking with pros, or ex-pros. Alberto Contador is
launching a new bike brand and it seems like he’s actually
going to be launching it with Ivan Basso. Now details are pretty
scarce at the moment, but it does look like
the name of this brand will begin with the letter A. – You might be wondering how on Earth we’ve managed to come to that conclusion, maybe because we’re in the
cycling industry of inside info, but it’s not that, we deduced
this from the fact that their new Instagram account starts with A, blank, blank, blank, bikes official. – Yeah, that’s right. Any guesses? I’m going for Albert. Actually, no maybe there’s
one letter to many there. Alber, Albee, I don’t know. Anyway, one thing’s for sure, this news gets me exceedingly excited because while I love the
new breed of do it all, super capable bikes, the fact
that a thoroughbred bike racer like Alberto Contador, who was
something of a traditionalist and notoriously picky
about his own equipment, is developing his own bikes,
just gets me really excited. I love the idea of an out
and out race bike like that. It also seems that although he never raced on disk brakes in his time, this new bike does have disk brakes. – Well indeed, yeah. – Actually there’s another
traditionalist from that era who appears to be moving into
2020 in terms of equipment, that being Alejandro Valverde, and indeed the rest of the
Movistar men’s and women’s teams. They are now officially going to be using SRAM and ZIP equipment
for the 2020 season, something which was much
rumored at the end of last year. – Yeah, and I might sound like
he’s a bit mean to Campagnolo but we’re referring to
the fact that he may well be on disk brakes for the first time ever. And actually, speaking of Campagnolo, can you believe that that team that was on Campa group sets for 35 years? – I know.
– That’s bonkers, isn’t it? Absolutely bonkers. – Now from pro racing to
something which affects all of us, that being air pollution from traffic, and some good news from here in the UK, tentatively at least, because York City Council have announced their aim to cut all traffic
from the city center by 2023, which is not far away now, is it?
– No. – [Dan] With the aim of being
completely carbon neutral by the time we get to 2030. – That’s right, now as
a byproduct of that, you’d think the beautiful medieval center would become even more
of a tourist attraction, plus it will even better
for getting around by bike. – When the weather’s nice, which is not that often, is it. It would also have the knock
on consequence, of course, of a much healthier general population. In fact, that reminds of
this piece of research, which I saw in the bumper
Christmas edition of the BMJ Si, British Medical Journal. – That’s right, one of our
favorite journals full stop but the Christmas issue, always one to look out for, isn’t it? Anyway this particular piece of research that was conducted with an
American and Chinese team looked at statistics
from Beijing relating to car ownership, exercise
levels, and body weight. The conclusions of which, Dan. – Yes, says, “These data
indicate that vehicle ownership “in a rapidly growing global city “led to long term reductions
in physical activity “and increase in weight. “Continuing increases
in car use and ownership “in developing and middle income countries “could adversely affect physical
health and obesity rates.” – Yeah, so car ridership
equals less healthy population. Yeah. Now we are unfortunately going to have to leave Cycling Shorts on a sad note this week
because John Rawnsley, the organizer of the legendary
Three Peaks cyclocross race, the founder in fact, unfortunately passed away
on Christmas day this year. – Yeah, John not only
organized the first ever event back in 1961, he also
rode it and won the thing. In total, he organized 53 Peaks events and rode in 45 of them. So safe to say he’s a
bit of a cycling legend. – He is indeed. Our condolences of course going out to his family and friends,
and also our thanks as well go out to John for everything that he did for cycling in this country. (buzzer sounds) – Hack forward slash
bodge of the week now. Don’t forget to get involved with this using either the uploader
or indeed the GCN app. As indeed MIKECL4D did. He put, “Made as a going
away gift for a coworker.” That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
– It is. – [Dan] Nice, I don’t know
what to say about that other than very tasteful.
– And hack. As long as your coworker was a cyclist, otherwise they’d be a bit
like, “What, thanks for that?” – I hope I get something that
nice if I ever leave GCN. Probably get good riddance. – I was going to say, no, no mate. All right next up we got
this from from BIKESPRINTER, actually this would be a present
for you Dan, wouldn’t it? As long as the kegs were full. Looks like an absolute
death trap but there we go. It says, “How do you describe
a bike you can drink from “and flatten the lawn?” – Goodness, looks like a
barrel of laughs, doesn’t it? Sorry, that’s a terrible way to start 2020 so we’ll move quickly on. Bodge, anyway I would say for that one. – Yeah, without a doubt. – MARKWITWICKI said, “Want
to get back to cycling “to improve my health and
Bully is getting older “and doesn’t walk as far anymore. “So I built the sidecar so
that she can come with me. “It adds 80 pounds to
the bike with her in it “but still turns like a normal bike “because of the hinged frame “and she loves getting
out for a ride with me.” – [Si] That is super cool. – [Dan] I love the VW cab that. I love Billy the dog as well. – Bully, I think it was.
– Bully, yeah, sorry. – Especially the mask, just
genius, absolutely genius. Can we have a video actually? I mean I think I just want to
see an action shot of this. – Yeah, that’s it now. I mean it’s quite arrogant to think you’re going to go fast enough that your dog needs those
goggles over its eyes. I mean I don’t think my dog Runder would need any kind of eyewear cover at the speeds that I would be going. – No, right, next up is
a hack, of course it is. Peter Elich he said he saw at a bike stand in Bratislava, Slovakia someone has exciting commute. I mean yeah, that looks like
quite a hodge podge of– – [Dan] It’s like a bodge
’em and chopper, isn’t it? – It does.
– It’s definitely a bodge in my mind. – Yeah I always worry about
steering tubes that long. Does make you feel, doesn’t it, like it’s just one pothole
away from bending to the floor. Let’s hope Conor doesn’t worry about them because we haven’t got any
big bikes around have we? It’ll be all right, I’m sure. Anyway, this one one came
in from Marcin in Warsaw, “3D printed cycling trunk
for commuting to work. “It’s my own 3D printed design,
the pipe is from aluminum. “License deal?” – Wow, looks very neat Dan. Marcin has actually kindly sent in a few of his 3D printed designs but they all involve zip ties, and you know what I feel about a zip tie, particularly in this instance, if you got something weighty in your trunk and you go around any
corner, it’s going to end up around by your handle bars, isn’t it? – It’s well color-coded.
– Lovely. – [Dan] But I’m still
saying bodge I’m afraid. – Yeah, this might, Marcin I’m sorry because your
3D printing has been brilliant but the zip ties, they got to go. Can we have an alternative
to a zip tie please? – Sorry about that. Moving on to this one
from Davey Vant Padje, “My prototype fixed-gear chain ring, “which lasted eight kilometers.” – I wonder why?
– See I can’t believe that. I’d have thought it’d last at least nine. – [Si] Yeah, still looks
kind of cool, doesn’t it? – It does look cool, yeah, might be good to hang up on the wall but don’t try and ride it again and definitely don’t try and do a sprint like Opie on one of them. – [Si] In fact, not even you or I could sprint on that I don’t think. – Well I think that might not even be able to withstand Ollie’s sprint. – Right, anyway, please keep sending in your hacks and bodges using the uploader or of course the GCN app so we can all get stuck in
and comment directly on them. Right, it’s time now
for caption competition, that part of the show where
you get a chance to win a GCN elite water bottle. All you got to do is write
an incredibly witty caption to a photo that we’re about to give you. First up, some results though
from actually Christmas Eve way back when.
– Two weeks ago. This was the photo that you had to caption from a particularly muddy and cold cyclocross race and the podium and our winner is Zayd Ansari, who put, “They look very unhappy,
they are cross riders.” – Hey! See, very witty captions will
be plucked out as winners. So anyway, get in touch and you’ll get your
GCN elite water bottle. – Yeah, send us a message on
Facebook with your address as indeed should Alexander Thompson, bonus prize this week
for the caption of me wearing that rather small rainbow jersey. He put, “Caption: the closest Dan ever got “to wearing a rainbow jersey.” And the closest I ever will. Well done Alexander, get in
touch as well with your address and we will send that out to you. This week’s photo comes
from the presentation of Vuelta a España this is Allejandro Valverde
talking to Alberto Contador– – That’s Contador?
– What he’s got a mullet? – Well exactly! He looks massive, he looks
like some kind of body builder. – I think it might be the
seat or something behind him. Anyway, I’m going to get you started. “No, I said go riding with
Induráin, not the rain.” – Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. – That’s Induráin in the background. – Ah, worth pointing that one out there. Yep, Miguel Induráin. – Anyway, if you think you
can do better than that, and if you think you might
be able to win yourself an elite water bottle,
use the comments below to put your caption, almost
stumbled on that one. – The bar’s pretty low
this week, innit mate? – We will be shortly letting you know what’s coming up on GCN over the next week but first up, a few of
our favorite comments we came back into the office
to on January the second. Some brilliant ones actually. First up, underneath Jeremy
Powers versus Tony Kanaan, this from Anders Karlsson, which
summed up a lot of thought, “These interview videos where
GCN meets and talks and train “with athletes are great
and would love to see “more of those.” Tony was brilliant in
that video, wasn’t he? – He was.
– He’s a bundle of energy. – Oh my word yeah, talented guy. Underneath weird things cyclists do, fair few of you picking
up on the fact that Chris didn’t really have tan lines. Zipper Suited Sun God, “I’m confused, “were there supposed to be
tan lines on Chris’ legs? “Is that a UK tan line?” Meridith Capone, “Chris: tan lines. “Me: where?” And then Denis DRC, “Are
those tan lines British? “I have those at the end of winter.” Thank you very much for rubbing those in. – Speaking of tans and rubbing inside, where your fake tan gone? – Well–
– You’ve managed to rub that out very quickly. – Well to be fair, I did it like a bit of a twerp over Christmas. The worst bit was my torso
actually because normally that’s completely white,
having never seen the sun but when that goes orange and then I just had a white
pair of hamster pants basically, well I looked like a treat, my poor wife. Ever, ever long suffering
but anyway there we go. The rest of me has gone
back to normal shade. – A lot of people commented that they didn’t hear a
single word that you said on that GCN show because
they couldn’t take their eyes off your orange face. All right under the worst
new year’s resolutions for cyclists, we had this from Shaddo, “New Year resolutions are not
easier to maintain in warm “southern hemisphere weather. “Giving up cold beer when
it’s 40 degrees C plus “is just never going to work.” – Yeah, I did suggest maybe that the weather was a reason
why we fail so much up here but apparently not. And then Simon Peneau said
this is really quite cheeky, his resolution 2019, “Was to
quit smoking, start cycling” and he’s done it. So in 2020 he’s going
to ride up Mont Ventoux. – Wow.
– Yeah. – That’ll be an accomplishment,
that’s a brilliant climb. Finally underneath our how
to boost recovery video, this from Bob Frode, “The
mental image of Ollie’s flapping legs are burned into my mind.” – [Si] They are mine too, actually. – Well I didn’t watch the
video because I heard about it. I didn’t want anything about
Ollie burned into my mind. Anyway coming up on the channel this week. On Wednesday, we are going
to give you some tips on how to improve your FTP and then on Thursday,
we’re going to go over nine bikes that changed
the world of cycling. Wonder what they might be? And then Friday, as ever, we’ve got content from Jeremy on gravel. – That’s right, and then Saturday, just before Christmas actually, Chris went over to visit the
people at Mips up in Sweden, I believe it was, and anyway that video is
coming out on Saturday, which I cannot wait. It’s going to be absolutely fascinating. And then on Sunday, Dan
it’s a big one, isn’t it? It’s a really big one. It’s the Patagonia bike packet epic. Here’s a little sneak peek. (powerful acoustic guitar music) I tell you what Dan, I cannot
wait to watch that one either, although I am still gutted
that I didn’t get to go. But hey, what can you do. Right, we’re getting towards
the end of the show, aren’t we, but it’s still time for extreme corner and we’ve got a little
bit of a compilation of some cyclocross whips. Mathieu van der Poel is
getting serious in his old age so had to leave it to Tom
Pidcock to do some stunts. – [Male Announcer] (says foreign names) and Pidcock having fun
as is Laurence Suade, that’s all we will have to see, isn’t it? (energetic rock music) – That was extreme. Anyway, not as extreme as Tom Pidcock, they were some whips, weren’t they? – Extremely hungry. Yes, they were some whips, I mean it kind of pales into significance compared to what you
get on GNBN every day. – Well true, but you
know he is in the midst of an hour long race, flat out, and he’s still able to pull off some back handling skills like that. – Not only that, I noticed
what’s particularly pleasing is he kind of skids around
the corner at the end as well. – But Mathieu van der Poel
is being a bit more sensible. Let’s hope that’s not a
continuation that we’ll see throughout 2020. – Oh yeah.
– More style, less speed Mathieu. – To be fair, he’s quite a bit of time to actually be stylish, doesn’t he? – Yeah, he’s still done a couple of whips at the end of races when he’s been assured of taking the wind, but yeah, anyway. – There we go. Right, that’s the end of the GCN show for this week, isn’t it? Thank you very much for watching and please give this video a big thumbs up if you’ve enjoyed it. – And if you would like
to see some more content, we’ve been trying to figure out how long different levels of
riders are able to sustain a world hour record wattage. You can find that video just down here.

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