CyclingTips Podcast: Tramadol, automated drivers, and a chat with Phil Liggett

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Bike racing is back! Neal, James, and Caley begin with the news that the UCI will ban the painkiller Tramadol, often used in “finish bottles,” from competition beginning in March. Then they take a look at Elia Viviani’s first WorldTour sprint of the year and chat with Jonathan Vaughters about his team’s new kit (and his Flagstaff duel with Neal). 

James has issues with some of the vehicle tech being launched at the Consumer Electronics Show, and thinks it may actually make riding more dangerous. 

Finally, Neal calls Phil Liggett to talk about his longtime co-commentator, Paul Sherwen, who recently passed away.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Strava and its new podcast series, Athletes Unfiltered.  

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