The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at (


episode 2: Tricky, It’s Greener, Barcelona

After the presentation of the 2023 Vuelta a España route in Barcelona on Tuesday, The Cycling Podcast takes a closer look at the 21 stages that will make up the peloton’s journey from the Catalan capital to Madrid in the summer. 

Daniel Friebe is joined by a pair of experts well known for their work on GCN and Eurosport - Rob Hatch and Laura Meseguer. We hear their thoughts on a route whose difficulty either impressed or appalled the riders present in Barcelona on Tuesday - but will happily leave a lighter carbon footprint than last year’s edition, hence the Woody Allen-inspired title of this week’s episode. 

There’s also the usual round-up of the week’s main news, including an interview with Allan Peiper. The Aussie is returning to Tadej Pogačar’s side at UAE Team Emirates after a break due to illness. 

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 2023-01-12  1h29m