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 65: Unchained Malady - Cycling’s Netflix Fever

In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie are joined by one of the brains behind what some have already called the event of the cycling season - not Christian Prudhomme or Mauro Vegni but James Gay-Rees, the Oscar-winning executive producer of the hotly anticipated docuseries released on Netflix last week, Tour de France: Unchained. 

James lifts the lid on how project was devised, conceived and tweaked, until the thousands of hours of raw footage filmed before, during and after the Tour had been crafted into eight gripping episodes. 

Before that, there’s the usual round-up of the week’s news, including a Dauphiné wrap, Arnaud Démare’s Tour snub and the shocking events at the Tour Féminin International des Pyrénées.

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The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

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