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 189: The four days of Pozzato


Richard Moore has been in the Veneto region of northern Italy experiencing the rebirth of racing in an area that is rich in cycling heritage.

Richard joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to talk about the week's racing and riding.

Filippo Pozzato, former Milan-Sanremo winner and Italian national champion, has created a new one-day race in his own image.

The Giro del Veneto, first held in the 1920s but absent from the calendar for more than a decade, has returned and has been joined by the Veneto Classic and a gravel one-day race, the Serenissima.

The Veneto region is also home to some of Italian cycling's most storied manufacturers, including Campagnolo and Sidi. But how does a new race fit into an already crowded Italian race calendar, what is the true potential for gravel racing, and what does it say about the current state of the sport in Italy?

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 2021-10-18  1h15m