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 14: Crosswinds and Côtes du Rhône

The 2021 World Tour season is underway with the UAE Tour and in this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the opening three days of racing in the dessert.

There was a stage win for Mathieu van der Poel before his Alpecin-Fenix team had to withdraw after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. As expected, Filippo Ganna won the time trial with Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar taking the leader's jersey before strengthening his position by winning the stage to Jabel Hafeet ahead of Adam Yates.

But what colour is the leader's jersey? That's the burning question posed by Daniel.

We also discuss the curious case of Marc Hirschi's transfer and the NDA and in the final part there's a subject that is sure to divide people. No, not Slow Radio (although there is that too), but an look at the impact Brexit is having on the careers of British cyclists, and particularly young riders, now freedom of movement is no longer a right for UK citizens.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca and Science in Sport.

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 2021-02-24  1h27m