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 159: The end of Team Sky

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up at London's Soho Theatre to discuss the news that Sky's sponsorship of the cycling team will come to an end in December 2019.

We reflect on Team Sky's nine years in the peloton, ask what the tenth season has in store and discuss what this means for Dave Brailsford and his star riders Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Michal Kwiatkowski and Egan Bernal.

But more broadly we ask what this means for professional cycling and get the views of some rival team bosses, Richard Plugge at LottoNL-Jumbo, Marc Sergeant at Lotto-Soudal and Jose Azevedo at Katusha-Alpecin.

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