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 148: Kilometre 0 – An hour at 186bpm

In the second instalment of our riders’ diaries from the Vuelta a España we hear from James Knox of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, Pavel Sivakov of Ineos Grenadiers and Joan Bou of Euskaltel-Euskadi.
Bou is from Valencia and when the Vuelta reached some of his local roads at the end of the first week he shone, figuring in a couple of breakaways, including the strong break on stage six, from which Magnus Cort held on to win.
Knox has been part of a team that’s won two stages with Fabio Jakobsen, whose return has given the Vuelta one of its feel good stories. On stage seven Knox also achieved his highest average heart rate for an hour – 186 beats per minute. 
And Sivakov went close to the win on stage seven, finishing third behind Michael Storer, who incurred the wrath of El Siv by apparently attacking when Sivakov dropped his chain.
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