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 4: Dumoulin hits pause

The cycling world has been rocked by the decision of one of the sport’s stars, Tom Dumoulin, to hit the pause button on his career.
The Dutchman is taking time out, with the blessing of his team, Jumbo-Visma, to decide whether he wants to continue or not.
The news broke 24 hours after the release of last week’s episode, a special with Jumbo-Visma from their training camp in Spain, including an interview with Dumoulin in which he discussed his goals for 2021.
What led to the decision, and what are the chances of Dumoulin returning? Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the 2017 Giro d’Italia winner’s decision and share their memories of a rider who is elegant on the bike and charming off it.
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 2021-01-27  1h11m