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.


episode 172: Tour of Britain

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Tour of Britain, the European Championships and some of the latest transfers in the World Tour.

Lionel reports back on his stint at the Tour of Britain, celebrates the Classic-esque quality of the Great Orme, and asks if there's a way to Wout van Aert-proof a week-long stage race.

Plus we hear from Dan Martin, who announced his retirement on the eve of the race, and look back at his legacy of grand tour stage wins and Monument victories.

We also discuss the European Championships, won in impressive fashion by Sonny Colbrelli. Where does that put the Italian on the list of favourites for the World Championships next month? And what does his second-place finish say about Remco Evenepoel?

Finally, we talk about Miguel Angel Lopez and weigh up the likelihood of the Colombian switching back Astana after his remarkable withdrawal from the Vuelta a España as a podium place slipped away from him on the penultimate day.

Friends of the Podcast: listen out for Lionel's Tour of Britain episode (which currently does not have the working title Notes from a Small Island). It will be released next month, after the conclusion of the World Tour season.

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 2021-09-14  1h9m