The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast - daily insight and analysis of the Tour de France. Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – 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. Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is author of The Cannibal, a biography of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and Lionel Birnie is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays about the Tour de France.


episode 35: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | April 2020

In the April episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we hear from riders living in lockdown, from Jip van den Bos, the Boels-Dolmans rider who took off backpacking, to Elise Chabbey, the Bigla-Katusha professional, a trained doctor who has returned to medicine to help people suffering with coronavirus in her native Switzerland. 
Chabbey only qualified at the end of last year and was looking forward to her first season of being able to focus full time on cycling, with the Olympic Games her big target. Now she is working up to 60 hours a week in a hospital in Geneva while still training for a return to racing. 
Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss how coronavirus might affect women's cycling, with races and teams facing a difficult a few months. The riders, too, are coping with the uncertainty in different ways. We hear from Louis Delahaije, who coaches Annemiek van Vleuten and Marianne Vos, about how his charges are training – he tells us that the biggest challenge is not knowing what they are training for. 
Finally there is an interview with Molly Weaver, the retired road professional who had hoped to do some gravel races this year. She had hoped to do the Dirty Reiver but in its absence has come up with the Dirty Weaver, which will see her take on 1,111 laps (130km) of her garden in 12 hours to raise money for Women’s Aid.
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