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 58m. Bisher sind 975 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 40 days 11 hours 15 minutes


episode 1: Meet the World Tour's youngest rider

In our first episode of 2022 we meet the World Tour’s youngest rider, Cian Uijtdebroeks.
The 18-year-old Belgian has signed for Bora-Hansgrohe and will make his professional debut in Mallorca at the end of the month. 
Already dubbed “the next Remco,” Uijtdebroeks came to wide attention when he won the junior edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in 2020 with a 50km solo breakaway...


 January 11, 2022  52m

episode 2: Pogačar and the perfect carbonara

In our first regular episode of 2022 we anticipate the Grand Tours and ask whether it will be the third year of Pog – Tadej Pogačar.

Daniel Friebe has spoken to Pogačar's coach, Iñigo San Millán, who describes him (Pogačar, not Daniel) as "the perfect athlete." We also hear from Pogačar himself. 

And we hear from Egan Bernal, who Richard spoke to in between training rides in Colombia (Bernal, not Richard)...


 January 20, 2022  1h13m

episode 3: Service Course | All The Rest Is Propaganda

“Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not”. In this episode Tom Whalley channels his inner Arthur Seaton as he looks at the history and legacy of the Raleigh brand, 20 years after they closed their final factory in Nottingham...


 January 21, 2022  1h17m

episode 4: Bernal's terrible crash

In this episode, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe react to Egan Bernal's terrible crash while training in Colombia which left Ineos Grenadiers' reigning Giro d'Italia champion needing surgery on his back and right leg...


 January 27, 2022  1h31m

episode 5: The season preview

The Cycling Podcast Féminin returned for 2022 with Rose Manley back in the host’s seat and joined by Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore.

They look ahead to the season and there are interviews with Linda Jackson, founder of the new-look EF Education Tibco SVB team, and Hannah Barnes, who has moved from Canyon-SRAM to the new Uno-X team.

There’s also the much anticipated return of Rose’s quiz, Motto or Notto...


 January 28, 2022  1h23m

episode 6: Remco off to a flyer

Is Miguel Angel Lopez's crown as cycling's Superman under threat? Who's already looking al dente just a week into the season? Does the new Cofidis jersey look as good on the bike as off it? And just what should we make of the Astana rap?

All these questions and more are covered in a bumper episode. With the road racing season well underway in Europe and the Middle East Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss what we've seen so far...


 February 3, 2022  1h27m

episode 7: Trailer: The Story of The Cycling Podcast

This is a trailer for our latest series of episodes for Friends of the Podcast. To subscribe, go to

The Story of The Cycling Podcast is a trilogy of episodes commissioned and edited by three of our subscribers.

In part one, How It Started, Jack Mckillop asks Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe about the origins of the podcast and how it has developed over the past nine years...


 February 7, 2022  13m

episode 8: We have Vlasov!

In this week's episode we discuss last week's stage racing in Saudi Arabia, the south of France and southern Spain.

Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen each won two stages at their respective races, and, although these are very early days, we wonder if the two Dutchmen may emerge as the world's top sprinters this season. 

We hear from the young Norwegian Tobias Johannessen, who finished third at Étoile de Bessèges...


 February 8, 2022  1h16m

episode 9: Sardines, Sangria and sprint relegations

The early season action continues to come thick and fast with races in the south of France, the Middle East and southern Spain. 

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Tour de la Provence, Tour of Oman and the new gravel race in Spain as the focus starts to switch to the 'holiday swing' as we're dubbing it, with the start of the Ruta del Sol in Andalusia and the Tour of the Algarve. The sun is shining and you can almost smell the sardines and sangria...


 February 18, 2022  1h35m

episode 10: The quadruple bill

In this week’s episode we discuss the smorgasbord of races over the past week, including the ongoing UAE Tour, and also look ahead to Opening Weekend in Belgium.
Tadej Pogačar won the first mountain top finish at the UAE Tour, confirming that he is the man to beat in that race – and in many others this season. He is said to be targeting Milan-Sanremo and Daniel says that he can see a pogcineration on the Poggio...


 February 23, 2022  1h27m