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 123: Stage 15 | Ribera de Arriba – Lagos de Covadonga | Vuelta a España 2018

From a misty summit of one of the Vuelta’s iconic climbs, Lagos de Covadonga, Richard Moore and Fran Reyes report from one of this year’s race’s decisive stages. While Thibaut Pinot took a brilliant win, the other overall contenders were involved in a tactical battle that, in the end, was won by Simon Yates, who consolidated his overall lead and now takes the red jersey into the second rest day.

From the top of the climb we hear from two of the riders who were in the main breakaway, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Nick Schultz, and from one of the Astana riders who chased them down, Jan Hirt. There’s an interview with Yates’ sports director, Matt White, and from Nairo Quintana’s team boss, Eusebio Unzué, and we hear from the local boy, Ivan Garcia Cortina, who has been entertaining the crowds with his no-handed wheelies.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.


 2018-09-10  38m