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 182: Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 3 – Atherstone time trial

The Women’s Tour had the first time trial stage in its eight-year history as the riders tackled a 16.6-kilometre circuit round Atherstone. But this was about as far from the traditional out-and-back British 10-mile time trial as you could get.
Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks in the New Swan in Atherstone as they recap a stage that has turned the race on its head – and possibly put the leader’s jersey out of the reach of all the riders.
Hear how the time trial unfolded with our focus on the riders who sat in the hot seat – or the giant deckchair of destiny – over the course of the afternoon. We spoke to the riders who led the time trial and to Demi Vollering, who won the stage and took what could be an unassailable lead overall.
Lizzy was out on the course checking out the technical aspects of a demanding course and we hear from Clara Copponi, who put up a spirited defence of the race lead she took yesterday.
We also hear from World Hour record breaker Jos Lowden, Women’s Tour ever-present Leah Kirchmann and Lionel finds out about the Atherstone ball game.
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