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 145: Stage 7 | Gandia – Balcón de Alicante | Vuelta a España 2021

The Vuelta a España burst into life with the toughest stage so far, to Balcón de Alicante. There was a desperate escape from the last chance saloon by Team DSM, a crash for one member of Movistar’s trident and a clutch of dangerous riders climbed back into contention.
Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie dial up Daniel Friebe in Spain to discuss the action. Richard wastes no time claiming the stage winner Michael Storer for Scotland. We discuss the impact Alejandro Valverde’s crash and departure from the Vuelta will have on Movistar’s other two leaders, Enric Mas and Miguel Angel Lopez. We hear from Pavel Sivakov about the timing of one of Storer’s attacks, from Chris Hamilton about his victorious teammate and ask Roglic the burning question of the day – have you seen the Netflix documentary about Movistar?
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