The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – 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. Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is author of The Cannibal, a biography of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and Lionel Birnie is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays about the Tour de France.

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episode 170: Life in the Peloton – Niamh and Finn Fisher-Black


Life in the Peloton is back after the Vuelta a España and for this episode I spoke to two young Kiwi champions who are going to have very big futures. If you don't know the name Fisher-Black yet, I reckon you're going to hear it a lot in the coming months and years.

Niamh and Finn Fisher-Black are brother and sister who are both racing at World Tour level. Niamh is 21 and in her first year with the SD Worx team after a couple of seasons with Bigla Pro Cycling. This season she was ninth overall at the Giro and won the best young rider classification.

Her younger brother Finn is still only 19 and he started the season with the Jumbo-Visma development team. As you'll hear, he was starting to be integrated in the senior Jumbo-Visma team and he rode the Baloise Belgium Tour for them in June, finishing fourth overall in a race won by Remco Evenepoel. That turned out to be his final race for Jumbo-Visma because in July he made a mid-season switch to UAE-Team Emirates.

I wanted to find out more about Niamh and Finn and listening to them speak about their journeys into the pro ranks from New Zealand reminded me of the commitment it takes to move to the other side of the road and try to make it in the sport.

Cheers,
Mitch

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Theme music
The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.


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