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Rain, rivalries, protests, new bikes and Michael Matthews interviewed: Podcast live from the Cycling World Championships

We're coming at you from Glasgow for this special edition of the Podcast, summing up our experiences so far and sitting down for a fascinating discussion with Aussie pro Michael Matthews...

For this bonus edition of the Podcast, our 57th episode, we’re coming at you live from the inaugural ‘Super’ UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow! 


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First up, Ryan and Jamie discuss the crazy men’s road race and that big not-so-secret bike launch, with Remco Evenepoel and numerous others debuting the all new Specialized Tarmac SL8 in the elite men’s road race. We’ve also been chatting to locals, volunteers and participants during the first ever multi-discipline cycling world champs to see what they’ve made of this special event.   

Michael Matthews, 2023 world road race championships, Glasgow (Thomas Maheux/
Thomas Maheux/

In part 2, and fresh off the back of the wet and wild elite men’s road race, Ryan sits down with Michael Matthews of Team Jayco–AlUla for a fascinatingly open and honest discussion. The 32-year-old tells us what he thought of the controversial course for the road race, his opinion on THAT protest and the neutralisation and more broadly, what life is like as a pro cyclist and how bike racing has changed throughout his career – you can also check out our Worlds tech highlights feature to gawp at the rather long stem on Matthews’ Giant Propel, complete with detailed nutrition notes.

The Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music, and if you have an Alexa you can just tell it to play the Podcast. It’s also embedded further up the page, so you can just press play.

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