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 (

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 57m. Bisher sind 785 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 32 days 6 hours 40 minutes


episode 8: Explore | Rubbing shoulders with giants

Explore is about cycling with a sense of adventure, journeying into the unknown and setting off for a challenge not knowing quite what lies ahead.

This episode is no exception, although it features a slightly different type of journey.

Lionel Birnie talks to American cyclo-cross rider Ben Frederick, who made the trip of a lifetime to Belgium over the Christmas and New Year period...



episode 7: Inter-stellar Domination

In this week’s episode, Daniel Friebe is joined by Rob Hatch and Lionel Birnie, fresh back from his trip to the GP La Marseillaise for the start of the French season. 
We round up a flurry of racing over recent days, including that curtain-raiser in Marseille, and exchange hot takes about what we’ve seen so far in Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Spain...



episode 6: Service Course | The wisdom of Boz

In this episode of Service Course, Tom Whalley speaks to Ian Boswell about the upcoming gravel season, the rule changes made by Unbound, and his plans for a very podcast-y Cape Epic ride partnering Mitch Docker.

Boz also talks about his plans to transition from the pointy end of gravel races to the party end at the back...




After their first appearance to look back on the 2022 season a few weeks ago, we reunite Joe Dombrowski of Astana-Qazaqstan and Larry Warbasse of AG2R Citroën and turn our gaze and thoughts forward to their respective 2023 campaigns...



episode 4: The Women's World Tour is back

The Cycling Podcast Feminin kicks off 2023 with a look at the racing that is already in full swing in Australia. Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lizzy Banks discuss the first Women’s World Tour race of the season – the Tour Down Under – which returns to the calendar for the first time since 2020.

We also hear from brand new Australian National Champion Brodie Chapman about finally winning the race that kickstarted her cycling career...



episode 3: Touching the Void or (Down) Under Pressure

The 2023 men’s WorldTour kicked off with the Tour Down Under, and that race features heavily in this week’s regular episode, with our roving reporter on the ground in Adelaide, Mitch Docker, bringing us up to date with the latest action. 

Mitch is joined by Daniel Friebe and multiple former Monument and Grand Tour stage winner Dan Martin to also discuss the rest of the week’s news...



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...



episode 168: Flaming Bora

After our Big Predictions Pod last week, in this episode The Cycling Podcast continues to gaze into the crystal ball by taking a close look at a team that, we suspect, will continue to soar in 2023...


 2023-01-06  1h39m

episode 167: The Big Predictions Pod

The Cycling Podcast rings in the New Year by looking ahead to the 2023 season and some of the big storylines that may or may not play out on and off the road. 

Daniel Friebe is joined by former pro team manager and spin doctor Brian Nygaard and current AG2R Citroën ace Larry Warbasse. Having discussed the main headlines of the festive period, our not-so-clairvoyant trio hears from various other Cycling Podcast regulars, who this week provide their 2023 predictions for our deliberation...


 2022-12-30  1h39m

episode 166: Merry Quizmas Everyone!

The Cycling Podcast Féminin's final episode of 2022 sees the return of the Christmas Quiz! But before their competitive sides kick in, Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lizzy Banks share their highlights of the season and are in agreement for once. 

In a year when the inaugural Tour de France Femmes put women’s racing in the spotlight, they reminisce over some of the moments that captured their imagination at the race...


 2022-12-17  1h6m