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Has Pro Cycling Screwed Itself? | The GCN Show Ep. 242

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Published on Aug 29, 2017

Episode 242 is here, where Si and Matt discuss everything cycling from pro cycling budgets to brakeless bikes, check out the new Ultegra groupset and see how our very own John Beavan got on in the Haute Route. Did he make it to the end?

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It's not been a good week for Cannondale Drapac, who have announced some budget shortages for 2018. It leads us to ask the question; has pro cycling screwed itself? Should we be looking at alternatives to ensure that our beautiful sport remains as entertaining as ever? Let us know your thoughts below.

Don't miss out on our latest update from Mark Beaumont, currently on track to smash the round the world record and three-quarters of the way through his mega cycling challenge.

Back on the pro cycling theme, we've got the latest from La Vuelta and emerging transfer news for the 2018 season.

Congratulations to the winners of the Assos kit bundles (Lysanne Sansoucy - CAN, Nicholas Fanaras - US, Leif Justham - AU & Nura Flores - US) and to Luka Malic, the winner of the Schindelhauer Bike, Sena helmet and Cycliq light!

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