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 173: In Bruges

Richard Moore is in Bruges for the World Championship time trials and he checks in with Lionel Birnie to discuss Sunday's elite men's race.

It was a neck-and-neck battle between defending champion Filippo Ganna and home favourite Wout van Aert.

We hear from four-time world champion Tony Martin, who confirmed his intention to retire after this week's races, from Ireland's Marcus Christie, whose story we featured in a Friends of the Podcast episode earlier this year, and from Dan Bigham.

Looking ahead to Sunday's men's road race we speak to Kasper Asgreen about the star-studded Danish team and wonder how they will take on the Belgians and Italians and from Tim Declercq, who was born in Leuven, about racing a World Championships in his home town.

Finally, following the tragic death of Danish rider Chris Anker Sorensen, a former Giro d'Italia stage winner who in retirement became an integral part of Danish TV's Tour de France coverage, his friend and colleague Brian Nygaard pays tribute.

Coming later this week are an episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, Mitch Docker meets Hannah Barnes in Life in the Peloton and Service Course returns too.

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 2021-09-20  1h12m