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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 144: Kilometre 0 – Padun of a Kind

Mark Padun’s back-to-back stage wins at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June shocked the cycling world. Long touted as a future star, the Ukrainian had seemed to stagnate in his second and third seasons as a pro - only to bounce back spectacularly in the Alps over that remarkable weekend in the late spring.

Having missed out on selection for the Tour - to the surprise of many - Padun is now aiming to shepherd his Bahrain Victorious leader Mikel Landa to victory at the Vuelta, while also scoring a stage win himself.

Meanwhile, Padun’s origins and career trajectory remain a mystery to many - one that Daniel tries to unpick in this episode of Kilometre 0.

Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens: energy management for committed athletes and coaches. See


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