The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling. Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at (


episode 27: Like a Mat Out of Hell

As the dust settles on another cobbled Classics season – and some who made it to the Roubaix velodrome on Sunday are still wiping the grit and in one or two cases tears from their eyes –  Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie take a last look back at the Hell of the North in the company of former WorldTour pro and cobblestone connoisseur Mitch Docker.

We hear Mitch’s thoughts on another superlative performance by Mathieu van der Poel and also speak to a rider who was making his debut in the race on Sunday – INEOS Grenadiers’ teen marvel Josh Tarling. After that, we take stock after another huge race that concluded last weekend – the Tour of the Basque Country – and look ahead to the second half of the Classics season, starting with Amstel Gold at the weekend.  

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 2023-04-12  1h21m