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 1: The Speculation Episode

What does 2021 have in store? In this first episode of the new year Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe gaze into their crystal ball, and we hear from François Thomazeau, Ian Boswell, Lizzy Banks, Ciro Scognamiglio, Mitch Docker, Harry Tanfield and Ben Lowe of VeloViewer, with their predictions for the upcoming cycling season.
Will young riders continue to dominate, or will the oldies have their revenge? Will ultra-narrow handlebars begin to proliferate in the professional peloton, and – less likely – will Daniel get his wish and see crosswinds “banned”?
There’s also an interview with Hugh Carthy, looking back on his third place at last year’s Vuelta a España and ahead to a new season in which he is looking forward to an enhanced role at his team, EF Education-Nippo.
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In our last regular episode of 2020 we spoke to Amaraterra, the band that provides our Giro d’Italia music. If you would like to support Amaraterra’s efforts to make a new album:


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