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Rouleur podcast: Cervélo-Bigla, Endura, Team KGF

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Power-saving skinsuits from Endura, the phenomenal rise of Team KGF on the track, Classics star Lotta Lepistö and more

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This week on the Rouleur podcast, Ian Parkinson and Hannah Troop hit the boards of the velodrome in Derby to try the new skinsuit from Endura.

 

Developed in conjunction with aerodynamics expert and former Formula 1 man, Simon Smart of Drag2Zero, the Aero Road Race Suit is part of a range that, according to Endura boss Jim McFarlane, gives you the best bang for your buck to go faster. Ian and Hannah squeeze into their suits and get the skinny from the designers.

Hannah Troop

 

Hannah talks to two very fast women wearing Endura clothing this season: new Cervélo Bigla recruit, British time-trial champion Claire Rose, and 2017 Gent-Wevelgem winner Lotta Lepistö.

 

Lotta Lepistö
Lotta Lepistö (pic: Alex Duffill)

 

Ian profiles Derby-based track team KGF and their remarkable rise from rank outsiders to world championship contenders, managed by 17-year-old Ellie Green from the Karen Green Foundation – providing holiday homes for leukaemia sufferers. It’s an inspiring story all round.

 

Plus time-trial legend Matt Bottrill, and our “narcissistic sports pimp”, Stuart Clapp, goes in search of gravel bikes at the Ice Bike trade show. His findings are rather surprising…

 

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