The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast - daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. 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 137: Tour de France stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie – Paris Champs-Élysées

In a final episode of The Cycling Podcast from close to the Champs-Élysées Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap the last stage of the 2020 Tour de France.
Still digesting yesterday’s time trial we review a stage victory for Sam Bennett before hearing from Connor Swift, who was in the break, Alexander Kristoff, who won the opening stage of the race and is a teammate of Tadej Pogacar, and Guillaume Martin, the best Frenchman in the Tour who François has been trying to speak to for a few days.
Then we ask Bahrain-McLaren and Mitchelton-Scott sports directors Rod Ellingworth and Matt White about Jumbo-Visma could have done differently to set up Primoz Roglic.
We also find out more about the 2020 Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar from his team doctor Jeroen Swart and Slovenian journalist Toni Gruden.
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 2020-09-20  1h18m