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 6: Duel in the sand

Road racing is back with the traditional curtain-raiser to the European season, the Grand Prix La Marseillaise, taking place in the south of France on Sunday.

In this episode we assess the latest instalment in the ongoing duel between Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. It's a rivalry that spans the mud (and sand) of cyclo-cross, the cobbles and hills of the Classics and could flare up in the heat of July at the Tour de France this year.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the significance of this latest showdown and whether sand has any place in cycling...

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 2021-02-03  1h4m