The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at (


episode 142: Stage 5 | Tarancón – Albacete | Vuelta a España 2021

The peloton spent most of the fifth stage anticipating crosswinds which never blew but there was still late drama on the approach to Albacete.
Daniel Friebe is still in Spain following the Vuelta a España, and he is joined by Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie to discuss the day’s racing.
We hear from Kenny Elissonde, who was talking down his chances of taking the red jersey before the stage, and discuss the crash which cost Rein Taaramae another day in the overall lead. We also hear from Pavel Sivakov about the crosswinds and Matt Winston on DSM’s hopes after Romain Bardet was caught in the crash and lost more than 12 minutes. We also discuss Jasper Philipsen’s second stage win and the brewing battle for the green jersey with Fabio Jakobsen.
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