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 8: Service Course | Episode 6 | Gold Medal Machine?

In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a close look at the new HB.T track bike that Team GB will be riding at the Olympics in Tokyo. A collaboration between Hope Technology and Lotus Engineering, the bike’s striking looks are certain to divide opinion. To find out more about the design, Lizzy spoke with Tony Purnell, the head of development at British Cycling. He believes that, in a few years time, we will see road bikes emulating the design of the HB.T

We also hear from Lizzy’s Bigla - Katusha teammate Martina Alzini, who is part of a very exciting, Italian team pursuit squad. Martina talks about the beautiful new Pinarello that the Italians will be riding in Tokyo, and gives her thoughts on GB’s new machine.

Service Course is supported by Science In Sport ( Listeners can get 25% off their Science in Sport orders with the code SISCP25.

This episode is also sponsored by Alzheimer's Society, which helps support the 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia while working to find a cure. Alzheimer’s Society has a series of charity events for riders of all abilities in 2020 so check out if you’re looking to set yourself a challenge.

Our theme music is Beyond The Black Veil by Moscow Youth Cult

Additional music comes from Jon Dix

All other music courtesy of Epidemic Sound


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