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: Nice-Paris and other races in 2020

The Cycling Podcast returns after the Christmas and New Year break with our first episode of 2020.

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they each pick three things they're looking forward to in professional cycling in the coming year. From new teams to riders facing new challenges, big-name transfers and leadership dynamics, new places to visit and, yes, the prospect of goulash.

We discuss the likely fortunes of Bahrain-McLaren, Israel Start-Up Nation, Sam Bennett at Deceuninck-Quick Step, the Hungarian Grande Partenza and much more.

As for Nice-Paris, well, everything will be explained...

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Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France
2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh
3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia
Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad

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