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The GCN Show

The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour,  entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring the latest and greatest tech to...

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Recent Episodes of The GCN Show


The Endurance Marker That Separates The Best From The Rest

The Endurance Marker That Separates The Best From The Rest

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 596

What is the "fourth dimension" of cycling performance, or the endurance marker that separates the best cyclists from the rest? While having a high VO2 max, and other physical markers are important, new studies suggest that having incredible fatigue resistance might be the secret to elite performance!

Si & Dan also cover the latest cycling news, including Critérium du Dauphiné, two new cycling world record attempts, why teens are choosing not to drive, hack/bodge of the week, caption competition, and much more!

00:00 Welco...

Episode 11 June 2024 41m and 44s


The Latest Thing To RUIN Gravel Racing Is...

The Latest Thing To RUIN Gravel Racing Is...

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 595

Has gravel biking changed for the better? Or is it starting to become too technical? From the tech to the innovative clothing, Si & Dan delve into what unfolded at the Unbound Gravel 2024 and more this week's GCN Show!

00:00 Welcome to the GCN Show
00:37 The leading stories
01:31 Lachlan Morton - Winner of Men’s Unbound 2024
04:30 PhD Student wins Women’s Unbound 2024
05:14 Who is ruining Gravel Biking?
10:05 New AGU x GCN Cycling Kit
10:47 New MET Helmets to go with it
11:19 Cycling...

Episode 4 June 2024 36m and 52s


Gran Fondo Fatigue: Are Sportives Worth It?

Gran Fondo Fatigue: Are Sportives Worth It?

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 594

Are sportives REALLY worth it, or are they a waste of money? Is it possible to have the same epic riding experience for free these days? We dive in - weighing the pros, cons, and middle ground!

Hank & Manon also cover the latest cycling news, including the end of the Giro d'Italia, retirement announcements, the winner of our Pirelli tyre competition, and much more!

0:00 Welcome to the GCN Show!
0:49 Are sportives a waste of money?
1:27 What are the pros of sportives?
...

Episode 28 May 2024 27m and 50s


Why Is Cycling Making People So Angry?

Why Is Cycling Making People So Angry?

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 591

In this week's show, we take a closer look at a recent news article suggesting that cyclists are to blame for making roads dangerous. Conor & Si also react to new laws being passed against cyclists and question why cycling is so often antagonised and why it makes people so angry!

We also cover the latest cycling news, including a lycra shorts controversy, delve into the latest bike tech, get excited about Rebound, and much more!

Participate in the Pirelli Competition here!  👉 https://gcn.eu/GCNP...

Episode 21 May 2024 40m and 3s


Dumb And Painful Things We’ve Done As Cyclists!

Dumb And Painful Things We’ve Done As Cyclists!

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 592

Is this one of the stupidest things we've ever done? In today’s show, we ask ourselves this question, discuss the many stupid things we’ve done in our cycling lives, and reflect on what we learned from them!

We also explore how cycling helmets can double as protection for tennis players from... water bottles? Plus, delve into the latest in bike tech, the recently-released Unbound race route, and much more!

Participate in the Pirelli Competition here!  👉  https://gcn.eu/GCNPirelliCompetition

Welcome to t...

Episode 14 May 2024 27m and 3s


Are Super Strong Cyclists Killing Racing?

Are Super Strong Cyclists Killing Racing?

Is pro racing better than ever or more boring than ever? Join Si & Hank as they dive into the debate! 

They also delve into the latest racing news, discuss the official Bob Marley bike, Pogačar’s controversial bib shorts at Giro d'Italia, new bike tech - and much more!

Welcome To The GCN Show 0:00 
This Week On The GCN Show 0:10 
What We Learned This Week In Cycling 0:55 
Are Super Strong Cyclists Killing Bike Races? 2:50 
Cycling Shorts 8:11
Hack/Bodge Of The Week 14:59
Caption Competition 21:30
Comment Of the Week 25:04
This Wee...

Episode 7 May 2024 30m and 13s


The Free Cycling Speed That NOBODY Is Talking About

The Free Cycling Speed That NOBODY Is Talking About

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 590

This might be the most boring-sounding cycling topic we've ever covered,  but it's really NOT, and ...it's super important! That's right - today, we're talking about efficiency and what you can do to make yourself more efficient!

Plus, Dan & Si cover all the latest cycling news from this past week, discuss the very welcome recovery of many pro-cyclists from their recent injuries, the state of the bike industry, discuss your comments on last week's videos, and much more!

Welcome! 0:00
The latest in cycl...

Episode 30 April 2024 36m and 12s


Is A Cyclist's Body A Healthy Body?

Is A Cyclist's Body A Healthy Body?

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 589

Cyclists are known for their lean physiques. To some outsiders, they might appear "skinny" and "weak", and while we know that this isn’t the case, Dan & Si still tackle the debate head-on! In this week's show they dive into whether a cyclist's physique is truly the pinnacle of fitness ...or not!

Plus, Dan & Si cover all the latest cycling news from this past week, give you a rundown of the hottest bike tech seen at Sea Otter, and much more!

Welcome! 0:00
Cilli...

Episode 23 April 2024 37m and 38s


Why Do Cyclists Keep Getting Banned?

Why Do Cyclists Keep Getting Banned?

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 588

No - we're not talking about doping - but every day cyclists who are being banned from roads and whole areas... In this week's show, Dan and Si are back to ask 'why?'.

Plus there's pro riders making the kind of mistakes which would make a junior blush, a chance to win some Topeak gear, and much more from the world of cycling this week! 

Participate in the Topeak Competition here!  👉 gcn.eu/GCNTopeakCompetitionApril

Welcome! 0:00
The latest in cycling news 0:4...

Episode 16 April 2024 34m and 10s


Why So Many HUGE Crashes Right Now?

Why So Many HUGE Crashes Right Now?

🎥 Find the show and watch it on YouTube: GCN Show Ep. 587

Why are there so many crashes in pro cycling at the moment?

With Vingegaard, Evenepoel and Van Aert all having serious crashes, resulting in multiple broken  bones in recent weeks,  we’ll be looking at the possible reasons why.

Plus, we ask how there are now more cyclists than motorists in the city of Paris, as Dan & Si cover all the latest cycling news from this past week, and much more!

Participate in the Topeak Competition here!  👉 https://gcn.eu/GCNTopeakCompetitionApril

We...

Episode 9 April 2024 38m and 49s

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