• Star power... This year's Vuelta podium. (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)Source: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
La Vuelta is over. How good was it - or weren't you watching?

Our National Road Series is in a sorry state. It continues to produce graduates worthy of a place in the WorldTour but that's not the point. Name a team or race promoter that is satisfied with the way things are being run and we'll show you pigs that can fly.

He could've been one of the greats but Matthew Goss decided to call it quits last week, at the ripe old age of 29. What legacy does he leave behind?

This week's podcast is chaired by Phil Gomes and supported by Anthony Tan, Jamie Finch-Penninger and RIDE Cycling Review publishing editor Rob Arnold.

The podcast usually runs every two weeks and is focussed on specific themes of the cycling season - reviews and previews of the classics, Grand Tours, world championships, Olympics and whatever else fires up the rotating crew of voices.

It is also available directly on SoundCloud and on iTunes so head online or open up your apps.