Talking the highlights, disappointments and breakthroughs of the 2017 men's Australian cycling road season with cycling writer Kieran Pender. Also discussing off-season moves and a look ahead to the 2018 season.
1:45 Kieran Pender's introduction in the peloton
5:20 2017: a year of mixed cycling memories for Australian
7:05: Michael 'Bling' Matthews' historical ride to green
9:50 What's next for Bling as sprinter who can climb?
12:45 The Bling vs Sagan comparison and future duels
14:20 Standout performances: McCarthy maturing and Richie's development
16:50 Richie Porte and the Tour de France: a now or never combination?
18:47 How crashes affected the 2017 season for Aussie riders
21:12 The curse of bad luck for Rohan Dennis
22:33 Gerrans and Ewan disappoint for Orica-Scott in the 2017 season?
24:31 Breakthrough performances of Turbo Durbo, Jack Haig and Lucas Hamilton
29:31 Discussing off-season moves of Haas, Gerrans and Orica-Scott
33:15 The importance of team culture and team morale
34:57 Orica's look (and name), and targets for 2018
37:31 Spring classics: under appreciated in Australia?
39:50 The dependency of funding for the development of Australian cycling