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 132: Stage 19 | Lleida – Andorra | Vuelta a España 2018

As Simon Yates tightened his grip on the red jersey of leader of the Vuelta a España, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes report from Andorra on the penultimate day in the mountains. It looked decisive as Yates increased his lead over Alejandro Valverde, though Saturday’s short stage, just 97km long, includes six climbs and could be very dangerous.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast we discuss the action and the tactics of Movistar, the Spanish team that launched an all-out assault on Yates and his Mitchelton-Scott team. It didn’t work in the end, but should we applaud Movistar for using their imagination and making the race so exciting?

We also hear from Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford on the team’s new signing, Irish rider Eddie Dunbar, and about what it’s like to come to a Grand Tour and be scrapping for stages rather than fighting for the overall win.

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


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