For episode 3.3 we take a trip to Valkenburg, Netherlands, for the first round of the UCI World Cup. The Valkenburg course is a tough one. Lots of elevation changes, difficult off-camber sections, a tough descent and a killer run-up. We spend a lot of time on the off-camber inspecting lines and technique. We also take a look at the tricky descent and a great race for the podium. The winner is decided pretty early in this one, so the drama comes from the race for second place. Finally, we spend some time tracking Jeremy Powers who started in the pack but methodically worked his way up to a great finishing spot.
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Music for this episode is available at bandcamp.com. If you like a song, buy the song. And maybe send a tweet to the artist letting them know where you heard it.
The Catherdral~Meridian: youthconspiracy.bandcamp.com/album/the-cathedral
Gotta Wait~Childcare: childcareband.bandcamp.com/track/gotta-wait
Just One Of Those Things~Textbook: textbook.bandcamp.com/album/all-messed-up
Chapters~River Jumpers: riverjumpers.bandcamp.com/album/chapters
Anyway~Moose Blood: nosleepsampler.com/track/anyway
Hiding from You~Sonic Avenues: takenbysurpriserecords.bandcamp.com/track/hiding-from-you
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