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: The Ineos grand tour battle plan

In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Ineos Grenadiers strategy for this season's three grand tours.

With Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Richard Carapaz and Tao Geoghegan Hart in their squad they have four grand tour champions to divide between three races – and that's before considering the ambitions of Pavel Sivakov, Adam Yates and others.

So how will they manage it? And will Dave Brailsford's suggestion that he wants his team to rip up the established tactical handbook and race more freely be possible? Can they 'prepare like Germany, play like Brazil' as he put it?

We also discuss the latest UCI rule changes which bans the so-called 'super tuck' descending position and seriously increases fines for littering.

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 2021-02-10  1h25m