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Vaea Verbeeck discusses her coronation at Crankworx and what do in fall if you just aren’t that keen on ’cross

Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast Episode 23

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Catharine Pendrel talks about her springer spaniel Mingus, the Lenzerheide World Cup – where she was on the podium with her fifth-place finish – and the upcoming mountain bike world championships at Mont-Sainte-Anne. In 2018, Pendrel and Haley Smith rode together and won the Swiss Epic. In this interview, Pendrel reveals what race she and Smith will be tackling together after worlds.

“It really reminded me that being a racer is not just what I do; it’s who I am,” Pendrel says. “I love that. Just to experience that joy of racing, no matter what kind of racing I’m doing, kind of fired me up to find my best in World Cups again.”

On Full Send/No Send, editors Matthew Pioro and Dan Walker discuss the new name of Maghalie Rochette’s cyclocross team. Also, should a 40-to-60 per cent chance of rain derail a ride? What’s the call if the time it will take to clean your bike might equal the time it takes to do the ride itself?

Peter Glassford is back with his Ask A Coach segment. What do you in fall if you’re just not that into racing cyclocross?

Canadian MTB editor Terry McKall speaks with Vaea Verbeeck right after she was crowned the Queen of Crankworx in Whistler, B.C.

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