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 (

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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...



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...



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

episode 165: Team of the Year 2022: Jumbo-Visma

The Cycling Podcast completes its review of the 2022 season by electing our “Team of the Year”. In reality, it wasn't a difficult choice: Jumbo-Visma ruled the roost both in the terms of the quality and quantity of their victories, with Jonas Vingegaard's Tour de France title, Wout van Aert's July tour de force and Tobias Foss's rainbow jersey capping a sensational season...


 2022-12-15  2h3m

episode 164: Service Course | The man in the shadows

In this episode Tom Whalley speaks to Paul Farrell, the founder of Leggera who now designs frames and other items for some of the biggest brands in cycling. His career has seen him live in 55 different countries, with 15 years spent living and working in a carbon factory in China. Prior to that he spent over a decade working in the oil business, during which time he was shot at with bows and arrows. He also survived in the world's worst hovercraft tragedy...


 2022-12-10  34m

episode 163: Comeback of the Year 2022: Geraint Thomas

The Cycling Podcast continues its review of the 2022 season by electing our “Comeback of the Year”. Egan Bernal and Milan Vader made miraculous recoveries from injuries that looked career-threatening, Jai Hindley successfully banished the memory of a wretched 2021…but it’s Geraint Thomas who takes the laurels thanks mainly to his third place in the Tour de France.

Before an extended interview with Thomas, Daniel is joined by Brian Nygaard to review the week's main news stories...


 2022-12-06  1h35m

episode 162: Kilometre 0 – The cyclist and his shadow

This episode of Kilometre 0 features François Thomazeau talking about The cyclist and his shadow by Olivier Haralambon, which was published by The Cycling Podcast earlier this year.

The book is a vivid exploration of what it is to ride a bike by Olivier, a philosopher and former racing cyclist...


 2022-12-05  17m