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 150: Kilometre 0 – Scott's second act

Scott Thwaites is at the Vuelta a España as part of one of the most successful Grand Tour teams, Alpecin-Fenix. But it's something of a miracle that he's here at all, after a crash in 2018 left him with a broken spine, neck, ribs and sternum.

He raced domestically in the UK in 2019 before returning to the big time last year. In this episode he tells us about his crash and comeback. 

He’s 31 now and out of contract at the end of the year, but in the meantime he is relishing the experience of being back at his first Grand Tour since his accident and in a team that – even without its star, Mathieu van der Poel – has continued its winning ways at the Vuelta. 

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


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