Is E-Racing Proper Cycling? | The GCN Show Ep. 309

Is E-Racing Proper Cycling? | The GCN Show Ep. 309


– From Gates Pass Tucson,
Arizona, welcome to the GCN show. – Welcome to the GCN show
brought to you by Wiggle. – This week we discuss
whether there’s a place in cycling for e-racing. I mean, do we need it? Is it even cycling? – We’ve also got Christmas trees, the best winter riding
excuse ever and salbutamol. – Yeah and Pete Sagan and
stairs, lots of stairs. (upbeat music) (beep) (upbeat music) – This week in the world of cycling, we learned that it
wasn’t just Emma getting to grips with the world of cyclocross. Here are some of the cream of French professional cyclers
fairing even the worst. Oh! Good thing he’s got brown shorts isn’t it? Whoa! Oh, take down! – Finding out there that
a wet bum is just one of the big problems of riding off road. – That’s not a wet bum. This is wet bum. (laughs) – Psh, mountain bikers. – Not that is wet bum. Speaking of mountain
bikers, Peter Sagan has been up to his old tricks again. In the very same week that he announced that he would like to
return to mountain biking within two years, he decides
to once again remind us of his skills with his
team’s first training camp. (airy music) – Impressive at that is, Dan, it’s not exactly dramatic is it? – No. – I mean, he’d be better
off with a stair lift. – It’d be faster with a stair lift. Put that to one side for the time being. Alright, before we get
on to our main story, we’ve actually got one of our own, one that we are very excited about. – We have indeed. We, GCN, are hosting our first ever event: four days of riding in the
cycling paradise of Majorca at the end of March. Amazing. – There’s a bit of bad news. We’re going to be there. – Yeah we are. – We requested if we could go along. – Yeah, four days in Majorca. – Yes. – Boom. And now this is open to all abilities so there’ll be loads of
different ride levels on offer, everything from easy spinning cafe pro to, well, pro I guess. And fun is absolutely
the aim of the game here, so both on the bikes and off the bikes. And in the afternoon, we’ll have loads of activities going on
like workshops, seminars, and Q&A’s and then in the evening – Loydie’s first ever pub quiz. – Oh yeah. – I can’t wait for that. And also the GCN show live, which we are a bit nervous about. – Yeah we are. – Firstly, you don’t really
want to see what this look like in real life and secondly,
we’ll probably have to present in something
other than budgy smugglers. – Well I’m not even sure
I can do the GCN show in travelers, mate. Yeah, and now before you say,
well I remember Sockgate, this is gonna be a disaster,
please don’t worry. We’re not actually
organizing anything here. We’ve been joined by a guy called James who is amazingly good at organizing this kind of thing. So, yeah, it’s a big relief
for all of us basically. – It is. If you would like some more information on our first event and maybe
even to sign up for it, all you need to do is go
over to our new website, which is GCNevents.co. As a reminder, this includes
all types of cyclers. There’s gonna be no
elitist type of thing here so if you’d like to come over and go out riding a mobi circuit, you can. – Yeah, if you want to ride
with a top tube bag, you can. – And if you like to go out
riding without any socks on (record scratching) – I suppose if you really want to, yeah. – Go on, you can come along as well. – Yeah. – Right, we hope you will do too. So we go onto our main story
for the GCN show today. – Yes. – There was a little controversy mainly on social media last week when it emerged that British cycling have
signed a two-year deal to partner up with Zwift. – That’s right. The controversy seemed
to stem from the fact that people felt that
British cycling shouldn’t be organizing a new event when there was no junior
women’s national championship time trial event. And also some controversy seemed to come from the fact that the much
coveted, in certain situations, red, white, and blue striped jersey of a national champion
is indeed up for grabs with this new e-racing format. – Well part of that problem is that former national champions
do tend to get quite winded, don’t they, about their stripes? – Yeah. – Hard-earned stripes. – They do. And the fact is the Dutch
National Federation organized a Zwift National
Championships early this year and no controversy
seemed to reach our ears, prolific Dutch speakers as we are. – Yeah, aren’t we? (speaks in a foreign language) Two of the only words
that I know in Dutch. Right, well whether you like it or not, it does seem like e-sports
are going to be a thing. In fact, the estimate was that globally, the e-sport industry
was worth in the region of half a billion
dollars last year in 2017 and they forecast that to
rise to $1.6 billion in 2020. Although, admittedly, that
focuses around the popular games such as FIFA, Fortnite, and Overwatch. – You definitely just
looked that up, didn’t you? – Only one of them actually. I’ve got a teenage son. Anyway, it seems as though
cycling is now getting on the act and it’s gonna be different because those games, you only give your thumbs a good workout. The question is though,
is e-racing legitimate and do we really need it? – I’m not sure it’s about need is it? It’s more a case of why not? I mean, it’s super easy
to organize an event unlike in the real world. And then it’s also super
easy to do an event. I mean, it’s pretty much the only form of competitive cycling
I’ve got at the moment, certainly the only bike race
I’ve ever taken a delivery from a supermarket in
my house five minutes before the start line. – Was that a good thing? – Well, not necessarily a good thing, but it illustrates my point. You know, it’s a legitimate
form of competition on a bike and so I think we should make more of it. There’s certainly no reason
why you should be trying to make it harder for
people to race bikes. – Possibly. I think the point of
contention amongst purists on road cycles is the fact that you don’t need
much race craft perhaps to win a race on something like Zwift. And I’m thinking, for
example, of descending skills, of positioning in the bunge,
of hiding from the wind, or general bike handling skills. – Yeah, speaking of which, should we see how Sagan’s getting on? – Oh yeah. (airy music) Still going. – Yeah, persistent that man, isn’t he? I do see what people are saying, though, about lack of skill. Certainly from the outside it looks like maybe it’s just a drag race with the winner being decided
by pound to weight ratio. – Be like a time trial. – Well, yeah, exactly,
but having done a fair bit of Zwift racing myself now, there’s definitely quite a lot of skill and quite a lot of race craft
that goes into it as well. – [Dan] Is there? Is that what you’re blaming your lack of Zwift wins on is it? – Well, yeah that and a certain
lack of strength as well. But no certainly I
think I could get better without getting any stronger definitely. – I guess Kim Little’s
is a bit of an example. He’s a Zwift racing legend. – Yeah. – Not too far from here he lives. On the road and on mountain
bike, he’s blooming good, but he’s not a world beater and I think he’d be okay
with us saying that. However, on Zwift, he’s nigh
on unstoppable in his day. – Yeah. – You can’t even get near him. – No I can’t. No having, I suppose it’s fair isn’t it. Zwift could be a different
cycling discipline. We’ve already got a gazillion of them. We’ve got road and BMX. We’ve got track. I mean mountain bikes
have got cross country and downhill and all the
other million other ones. I mean even on road we’ve got people who specialize in criteriums
versus stage races and time trialists. I mean as long as we see e-racing as a separate discipline,
then I don’t really see what the problem is. – No? Well, to give you an
example, at the weekend, a certain Lars Boom won a
European champion’s jersey by winning a beach race. – There you go, European
beach race champion. Yeah, a jersey for anything these days. – I think my one stipulation
with this would be ensuring that the parameters amongst the different competitors are
constant, i.e. making sure that their weight is accurate and also that their power
meters are equally accurate too. Because then I think you
could get a decent champion. But what we have now today is whether or not we think they should be
getting a national champion’s or world champion’s jerseys. – Well maybe we should
let the viewers decide. Certainly please get involved
in the comment section down below. Very interested to hear
your thoughts on this one. I think I’m cool with it as long as it’s a virtual jersey and not one that you can wear to the cafe. That I think, in the same that, you know, if you’re a mountain
bike national champion, you probably shouldn’t be riding around on the road in your national kit. Maybe it should be the same with e-racing? – Yeah, well I’d love to
hear what the viewers think about it. I think it’s gonna stir more
debate going from social media to the GCN comments section. Let us know what your thoughts
are in that comments section down below. Should we see how Pete’s getting on? (airy music) (upbeat music) Next up it’s GCN weekly inspiration. First up, a reminder how
you submit your photos for the competition. You can either use the
uploader linked to widgets in the description below or you use the hashtag GCN
inspiration on Instagram. And second is our
reminder of what you win. – Well, this is the big one. We have this awesome voucher amounts on our (mumbles) from
our mates over at Wiggle. Third place get 50 pounds,
second places get 75 pounds, and the grand prize is 100 pounds. How cool is that? – Right then, our three
winners in reverse order this week: in third place
it is Josh with this photo. Take a quite ride up the
aptly named Sunset Boulevard in Redlands, California and
the views didn’t disappoint. – [Si] They do not, do they? – [Dan] You’re not wrong there. – Wow, I did a bike race in
Redlands, California once. – Did you? – Many moons ago. A decade ago. Whoa, scary. Anyway, yeah. – No wonder you’ve never
heard of Overwatch. (laughs) – Right then, second place is from Steve. This was sent in from London
actually from Richmond Park. He’s on a solo ride, 7 A.M in the morning. You’re never alone. No, you’re not. There’s a bike rider, but that
does look absolutely amazing, doesn’t it? – [Dan] Yeah, looks slippery actually. Hope he went carefully. – [Si] Yeah. – Anyway, well done, Steve,
75 pounds of vouchers on their way to you shortly. The winner this week is also named Josh, but different – Weird. – user I.D. on the upload so we presume it’s a different person. There are more than one,
there is more than one Josh in the world. – Is that right? Thanks for that Dan. – He’s from the Scottish Highlands. – Everyday’s a school day. – Well with braving the biting
wind and the Scotch tires, that moment when the sun
broke through the clouds as he was cycling through the middle of a Christmas tree farm. – [Si] Wicked, Christmas tree farm. Isn’t that amazing? – [Dan] Yes. – [Si] I do like that photo. – [Dan] I do. – [Si] Yeah, that is very
inspiring in British winter. – They’ve gone for sort of
sunset, sunrises today haven’t we for our winners, but all
photos will be considered. – Probably due to the fact that we haven’t seen
the sun in this country for over a week. – It was out today mate. – Well, I know, but we
chose this before lunchtime, didn’t we? So there we go. – No, we had some cracking photos through, so make sure you keep sending them in. An opportunity of course to
win some great Wiggle vouchers. (trumpet blast) – It’s not time for cycling shorts. – Cycling shorts now and
we should check in on Pete. – Oh yes. (airy music) Still going. – Still going, mentality of a
champion, that man isn’t he? Alright, some great news to start with: the reason why you’re
feeling a little bit slow on the bike at the moment, air density. That’s right, well,
for a lot of us anyway. If you live in the southern hemisphere, I’m afraid you will
need a different excuse. – Yes, you will. This is a study that was
linked to by Cycling Science on Twitter and it was
done by the cycling coach in France, Fred Grappe, which
basically sort of tells us what we already know, doesn’t it. When the air is warmer,
the air density is less, and therefore there’s less air and drag as you’re trying to move yourself forward. – Yeah, now though thanks to Fred, we know exactly how much and it’s 13%. That’s the difference
between minus 10 degrees and plus 40 degrees. I don’t know about you, Dan, but at minus 10, that’s not
what I’m worrying about. – [Dan] No, certainly not. Some people might be
worried about how much air or drag is created by
carrying a Christmas tree. – Well exactly. – See this hashtag? Hashtag tree by bike and
it throughs up all sorts of pictures of people transporting
their Christmas tree home by bike. I’m thinking they’re gonna
be questioning the difference in aerodynamic properties
between the Northern fir and the Fraser fir. – [Si] I wonder, Dan,
where they’re looking at some of those photos is
less about aerodynamic drag and more simply about
trying to squeeze your kid in next to a giant Christmas tree. – They do look fun, though, don’t they? Looking through those photos. I might give that a try myself. – Yeah I’m definitely
going to do it next year. Certainly it would put a
bit of a different spin on the end of your Strava stats, which have just been published for 2018. Among some of your usual favorites like what the most popular day of the year to ride a bike was – [Dan] May the 6th in
case you’re wondering. – Yeah thank you, Dan. Sixth sense, ha. There are some true gems anyway such as what the most popular food or drink post-ride is. – Yes, you ready? It’s coffee, which is way,
way, way ahead of beer. And then in third place, we’ve got cake. Although when you consider the fact that the next three places are occupied by donuts, pastries, and cookies, you might be a bit closer
than we first thought. – [Si] Yeah, that’s true. Can we just say at this
point, fair play to runners, their most popular
post-run beverage was beer by a long way, yeah, which I
suppose you are doing a bit more running these days. – [Dan] I’m running to the pub. – Yeah, that would explain a lot. And also, we’ve got to say a big well done to bike commuters. There’s been an increase
by 42% in the amount of uploads to Strava that
are listed as commutes. And that, they said, offsets
544 thousand tons of co2. – [Dan] That’s a lot of co2. – Yeah. – Isn’t it, Si? Sticking with expired gasses, actually, this time last year, you may well remember that we were becoming experts
in the subject of salbutamol. – Yes. – Well there’s been some new research, which may prove useful in
detecting the wrong doing in the use of salbutamol
after the validity of the previous testing
procedure was called into question primarily
by Froome’s legal team. – Yes, this would affect the
act like a salbutamol passport in much the same way that
the biological passport, which looks at a rider’s blood values over a whole season and
beyond will give an indication of whether there’s any kind
of blood doping going on. So finger’s crossed it works. Certainly it would be quite
interesting, wouldn’t it, to see in this context some of the previous salbutamol cases that we have had and have been brought to our attention again
and many very recently. – That would be interesting. Alright, should we move on to
something a bit different now? We had some great debate and comments underneath last week’s show. – Wow, did we just. – We questioned whether,
we get a bit side tracked with the subject of helmets when in actual fact, there
are far greater issues which affect cycling safety. – [Si] Yeah, that’s right. Judging by the amount of
comments actually about helmets, I’d say that, yeah, we certainly still are
getting sidetracked. – [Dan] First up, we
had this from tobortine: “Regardless of academic arguments, “if my head hits the curb, I
want to be wearing a helmet.” – Well, it’s hard to argue with that isn’t it I suppose. Nathan Johnson, he said,
“Seatbelts don’t stop people “from driving like maniacs,
but it does keep a body “from being thrown out of a car. “Safety equipment is
eventually incorporated “into the individual’s risk calculation. “That said, I’m still
gonna wear a helmet.’ – And finally, Ystadcop,
“I came home fairly tired “and emotional one night and in the dark, “tripped over someone’s
carelessly discarded helmet “and banged my head on
the back of the sofa. “Ban the bloody things,
that’s what I say.” Well, you should’ve been
wearing a helmet, shouldn’t you? – Very true, yeah. – Right, before we leave
cycling short on one notice for your attention: there
is a new initiative aimed at raising awareness of the
environmental costs of the way that we approach cycling
called shift cycling culture are running their first event
this coming weekend starting in Amsterdam on Friday
the 4th with a swap meet. – Yeah, the idea being you swap what bike bits you don’t
need for ones that you do. So the perfect recycling set up I guess. And then followed by that,
the next day a clunker ride. Yeah, at venues all across Europe and indeed the wider world,
you turn up on your hack bike, you wear your oldest cycling kit and you remind yourself that
you still love riding bikes no matter what you’re riding. (upbeat music) For tech of the week now, we will as ever head over the workshop to catch up John and Ollie, Jollie. – Or On. – Yeah. – And we are very excited to
see a new Kickstart campaign from our friends at See.Sense as few of us here have been using
their lights for some time now. And they’re crowd funding
for not one, but three, new smart lights: the Beam and the Icon 2 in both front and rear versions
the Icon 2 is available in. And firstly the Beam front light. This one is a pre-production sample. It kicks out about 700 lumens, but it’s the smart tech
that really stands out. So features like automatically adjusting between high and low beams
when it detects car headlights, reacting to your speed too, so giving you more
lumens at a higher speed and less lumens at a slower speed, and personally I think a feature which is absolutely great
is the get me home mode. So when the battery get below 20%, the beam automatically reduces the output to give you a longer battery life. Now, the Icon 2 light. And that’s based on the
previous model: the Icon. And they’re front and rear lights. Apparently, they’re brighter
and smarter than ever before, a bit like Ollie and I. We get smarter as we go on. Now, before performance wise,
the front light has 400 lumens and the rear, 300. And See.Sense say they are visible for up to three kilometers away, which is a long way. Plus, by using the mobile app, you can control how the
lights behave in traffic, including a brake light function, which illuminates
solidly as you slow down. How cool is that? Now all lights are USB chargeable and can be fitted in
loads of different ways with all types of bikes, which is nice because sometimes this can be a problematic area. Now if you take your
fancy, you are gonna have to be quick because at
the time of filming, there aren’t many bundles
left on the Kickstarter page. Details of that are in
the description below and join Ollie and I on Thursday for a very special GCN tech show where we need you and your vote. It’s ultra important. See you on Thursday. (upbeat music) – Off the back of that, we’ve actually got our
first giveaway for sometime. So possible 10 of you will
be winning See.Sense lights. Not the ones that they
are crowd funding for at the moment, but rather some
that they released earlier on this year called the See.Sense Ace. So we’ve got five sets
of See.Sense Ace front and rear lights and then five
rear See.Sense Ace lights. – Yup, as you might expect from See.Sense, they are totally feature-packed as well as being super
bright with over 200 degrees of visibility they say. They also have the smart features in there like a motion sensor detector, which will tell you, or tell the lights, when you’re approaching a junction and then that will
change its flash pattern as well as connecting to your phone. Dan, high fives all around. It’ll send you a notification
if you’re low on battery. Yay! As well as send you a notification if someone’s moving your bike without you wanting them to. Yeah, boo. Well, good that you’re
getting a notification. But anyway, if you want
to enter that competition, click through. The link to it is in the
description beneath this video. Good luck. (power drill turns) – Before we start with hack
forward slash bodge of the week, quick check back in with Pete. (airy music) – Wow, still going. Fair play. – We can get some hacks and bodges in. Starting with this from Javier de la Cruz. We are entering the
English weather season here in Silicon Valley. I used a lighter to burn
holes in this helmet cover to fit my head lamp and keep the moisture on my head restricted to my own sweat. – [Si] What a lovely thought, keeping the moisture
on your head restricted to your own sweat. Yeah, I mean for me, it would
just be a horrible problem with a constant waterfall coming
down the front of my eyes. But I guess if you’re not
quite as sweaty as me, it might work. Certainly reflective. I applaud that. – [Dan] Yeah, not bad. Could be more aero. It’s a bit flappy. – Is it a hack or a bodge, mate? – We haven’t thought
this through, have we? – Bodge, too flappy. Right next up is from Tom Bianchi. Following coming off of ice last winter, I’ve now discovered a fairly handy way to adjust the Boa dial on my shoes, stick straight through his overshoes. That’s happened to me, Dan, and actually it is a silver
lining to your crash. – [Dan] Yeah, but you’re no
longer restricting the moisture in his feet to just his sweat. I reckon some rain water
would get in through there. Well, they pretty much get
through any overshoes don’t they? – [Si] They do indeed, they do. – Next up, this from – Sorry, was that a hack or a bodge? – Oh, hack. Well, no I suppose – It’s bodge if you fell off. – [Dan] Yeah, bodge, sorry. This man Andreas his kid’s bike. The trainer was really appreciative of how he made use of the old
trainer wheels and some wood. – [Si] Whoa! – [Dan] Well, it’s got to be a hack. You’re getting a kid riding a bike. It beats Wii Sports. – [Si] Yeah, absolutely. Connect that to Zwift and away you go. Probably win a national
championship on it. – [Dan] Well, as long as he’s
got his tactics dial side it’s quite likely he’ll be floundering. – [Si] That’s right, yeah. He looks like a canny lad definitely. He’s definitely got what it takes. Right, next up from Luis. He has said he wanted to
mount his beam front light to his bike, but he’s got the integrated
Canyon aero handlebar on that one so a standard
mount wasn’t an option. So instead, he’s created an adapter to screw onto his Garmin mount and you know what? I think that is cool and
a definite hack for me. – [Dan] Yeah, looks
rather neat doesn’t it? – There’s nothing more pleasing, Dan, than a front light mounted
centrally on your handlebars. It does my head in having
it off to one side. – Does it, Si? – It does, yeah. I’m not that kind. I’m not normally worried
about things like that, but lights on handlebars, I’m like what. – Alright, Si, alright. Moving on to Momo. – Can you just, can you not be at one as well please oh please
because I’ve got exactly the same mount. So that would be nice. – I’m calling this one a
bodge before you looked at it, Si. It’s from Momo. This is Bianchi Ultra XR-1 temporary fix for a broken seat post clamp
using some electrical tape, a zip tie, and a garden hose clamp. – [Si] Well, that is a definite bodge, but fair play if it works. – [Dan] I’d scrape up my
paint with that thing. – [Si] John wouldn’t. He’s not a fan of that paint. (laughs) – [Dan] They’d be all over his bike. – You’re blooming lucky
you’ve got an aero seat post. Otherwise you’d be all over the shot. There is an advantage, isn’t there, to having a non-round seat post? – Yeah, they don’t – Always goes in straight. – Alright, next up. Thomas from the San Francisco Bay area, “Changed the bottom
bracket on my Crossfire, “but didn’t have the
tools, so I made them.” – [Si] Oh, I can hear Calvin
from Park Tool wincing. – [Dan] Copper tubing and a hacksaw for press fit removal tool. A bolt, nut, and some washers to make the press worked perfectly. – [Si] Well, yeah, that
does look pretty neat and the punch, the copper tube, I mean it does, it looks
like it would kind of work. – [Dan] Well then it’s
a hack then isn’t it? – Well it is, but also it
feels like a risk, you know? It’s a hack with, it’s a danger hack. (alarm sounds) – [Dan] We’re in the middle are we? – [Si] Yeah, a danger hack. – Well, we couldn’t do it, but as we said before, that
doesn’t make it a hack. If you’d like to continue to contribute to this section of the show, which we’d absolutely love should I say, you can use the hashtag
GCN hack on social media or of course you can use our
uploader links to widgets in the description below. – Yeah and any more pictures of centrally mounted
front lights, send them in because well I get an extraordinary amount of pleasure from looking at those. (slide whistle) – Caption competition time now. Your weekly chance to win a
GCN Camelback water bottle. Last week’s photo was this one of Emma doing cyclocross. – [Si] Only just at that point. She pretty much stopped doing cyclocross just shortly after. – Yes, I’m sure she did. Our winner this week: Tim Peterson. “The one time Emma couldn’t Pooley’t off.” Hey! Well done, Tim. (mumbles) address and we’ll
get this parcel out to you. – Yeah, right then. So what’ve we got for you this week? It’s a picture of Mark
Cavendish playing football. Oh yes, this was taken
from his Instagram account. – [Dan] Right, I should get you started. Everyone, mark up. (crowd boos) So what is it? – Well, I mean it’s alright I suppose this time of year, you know. But still have a go. – If you do better, leave your caption in the comments section below. We’ll choose our favorite next week. (upbeat music) – Before we get on to what is coming up on the channel over
the next seven days, can we take a quick look back to go through some of the comments? – Yeah we’ve pulled four of
our favorites haven’t we? – Oh yes. Here we go then. Starting with the one’s underneath Dan’s, can you get fit on an e-bike video, which if you have not
seen, I suggest you do because it’s absolutely wicked. We’ve got 4tune8, fortunate chance, there we go, got that. “My autistic son recently got an e-bike “and now likes riding. “He can climb hills he would
normally stop and walk up. “He can now happily cruise along “at about 10 to 15 k’s an hour. “Glad you mentioned disability “as a reason to get an e-bike.” Totally, that’s super cool. – That was a really nice comment actually under than e-bike video,
which was mainly stressing that they shouldn’t be hated because there are certain people who really benefit from an e-bike and actually get in cycling
as our next commenter is. Outdoor Westjyland. “I was 115 kilograms and unable to ride “to the baker’s and
back on a normal bike.” That was three years. He’s, since then Si,
lost so many kilograms, he down to 72. I couldn’t do the math quick enough there. – Whoa! – 43 kilograms I think he’s lost. “That had never happened
without the help of an e-bike. “So for me, the answer’s clear. “Yes, you can get fit on an e-bike “and for those starting out from zero, “it might actually be the only option.” – Yeah, so further, the thing I took home from that was your little face riding up climbs that you don’t
really like at the moment. You have an absolute laugh wouldn’t you? – [Dan] Yes. – There’s no reason other
than the fact that it was fun if you do have an e-bike. Right then, underneath
what we want for Christmas, Denning76, “Si really does have the ears “to pull off that elf costume.” – [Dan] I thought that, yeah. – [Si] Thanks Danny. – I agree with you, Danny. And then finally beneath
riding deep section wheels in crosswinds, somebody
said, “increase rider weight “to decrease being blown out. “Yet another cycling problem
that can be solved with pizza.” – [Si] Well, hard to argue with that. – [Dan] And that’s from bigstu. – [Si] Oh thanks bigstu. Yeah, there we go. – Likes his pizza. – Yeah, right then. What is coming up on the channel
over the next seven days? Dan? – On Wednesday, we are
going to tell you how to get the most out of your smart trainer. On Thursday, we’re
gonna look at the top 10 most influential people – Ooo! – In cycling. – GCN’s powerlist. – I haven’t seen that yet. Are we on it? – Yeah, no, no. – Didn’t think so. Friday, it’s a double header actually. We’ve got our usual ask GC anything. We’re also going to look
into why you can produce more power when you’re
riding up climbs versus when you’re riding on the flat. – Yeah, we’ve done
mind-bending science here, Dan. So much so that we had to
get people in to help us. But, like proper science. Saturday we tell you
why cyclists should run and no it’s not been filmed quickly since those end-of-year
Strava stats came out actually that all runs end in beer. – Might have to re-film that won’t we? – Yeah, right, yeah, just add
a little quick bit at the end. Then on Sunday, this is super cool. So Look very kindly sent over not only one of their brand new
bells-and-whistles aero bikes, but also a piece of history. Oh yes, a 1986 Tour de
France Look bicycle. – Wow. – Yeah, yeah. We are for ride. – Yeah. – Yeah. – I love a retro (mumbles). – Genius. – Then of course on Monday, it’s back with the GCN racing news show and on Tuesday, back with the GCN show. Last one before we break
up for Christmas isn’t it? – Make it sound like school, Dan. (rock music) We’re getting towards
the end of the show now, but we still of course have
time for extreme corner. And this week is bonkers
actually isn’t it? Not only is a world record for
the longest urban downhill, it’s also frankly terrifying. Here’s Remy Metailler
in Medellin, Colombia. (crowd cheering) Whoa! – Two points though. First, I think we could
get the world record for a longer urban descent. – You mean go slower? Walking down it. – Yes, we could go a lot
slower down there than that. Secondly, he did all
those steps a lot quicker than Pete Sagan’s been
doing them hasn’t he? – Yes, should we check it? How is Pete getting on? How is Pete? – [Dan] Oh he’s taking a bit of a rest. – [Si] Yeah, I’m not surprised. I mean, that has taken him a long time. – [Dan] A good half an
hour so far hasn’t it? – [Si] Oh he’s on his way again. Yeah, there he goes. – [Dan] Two to go. C’mon Pete. He’s delicate isn’t he? – [Si] Yeah. – [Dan] Doesn’t stop til
he gets to the finish line. And… – [Si] Yay! – Well done Mr. Sagan. – To be fair to him, you
know, it’s early season. It’s only pre-season training like before Peru Bay, he’d nail that. There’s no way he’d need a rest. He’d just be straight up, wouldn’t he? – Yeah, he win a stair
competition wouldn’t he? Anyway, that’s all for this week’s show. And of the terrible – Everyone just switched off their mate. – Yes, well thanks for joining us and we’ll see you next week. – Yeah. – In the meantime, right, we’re gonna throw it
to my video aren’t we? – That’s right. If you haven’t seen Dan’s video about an e-bike and can you get fit on it, do make sure that you check that one out. – There’s some bad jokes there too. – It’s had some good watches
though to be fair, mate. – Cheers. – Couple.