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 150: The Grandest Tour stage 6: Démare in a hurry

From the beautiful city of Matera, the third oldest in the world, Richard and Daniel report from a stage of the Giro d'Italia won in impressive style by French champion Arnaud Démare. We hear from his Groupama-FDJ leadout man, Jacopo Guarnieri, who is keeping an audio diary for The Cycling Podcast, and also from another of our diarists, James Knox, whose Deceuninck-Quickstep team defended the pink jersey of overall leader.

There are interviews with Bjarne Riis and Beppe Martinelli, the men in charge at NTT and Astana respectively, and with Wilco Kelderman, the Dutchman who is a serious contender for overall victory, and his Sunweb teammate, Jai Hindley.

And we learn about a new coffee, the espressino.

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