Episode 63 of the road.cc Podcast is coming at you a week early, because hot off the press are shocking reports regarding the future of Wiggle Chain Reaction Cycles.
Since Wednesday, the gloomy story has moved from a withdrawal of funding from WiggleCRC's parent company, to administration reports, to rumours that Wiggle has already stopped paying its suppliers. So, what happens if the cycling and multisport retail giant folds, and are we surprised about the reports considering the troubling situation the whole bike industry has found itself in throughout 2023 so far?
George and Jack are joined by Rory Hitchens, a long-time bike industry stalwart and the founder of brand new agency Greenleaves Cycling, to break down what the hell is going on, how it compares to trouble and strife in the past and what might happen next.
In part 2, Ryan, Adwi and Jack discuss professional cycling's 'idiot problem', inspired by a particularly idiotic social media post sent out (and swiftly deleted) by a pro cyclist recently. Is the number of unsavoury incidents and bad behaviour better, the same or worse in cycling than other professional sports? Listen on for our thoughts and analysis, and have your say in the comments.
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