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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 38 days 1 hour 33 minutes


episode 50: Stage 14 | Santena – Torino | Giro d’Italia 2022

Last night Daniel Friebe longed for some action from the general classification contenders – today he got his wish with – as he described it – a ripsnorter of a stage in the hills around Turin.
Daniel is joined by Lionel Birnie and Brian Nygaard to make sense of a crazy day which whittled the number of potential Giro champions down to a large handful...


 2022-05-21  55m

episode 51: Stage 15 | Rivarolo Canavese – Cogne | Giro d’Italia 2022

The Giro finally journeyed into the Alps with Richard Carapaz in the maglia rosa and the peloton weary after Saturday’s blockbuster into Turin. Could Jai Hindley and Bora-Hansgrohe dethrone the Ecuadorian ahead of Monday’s rest day?

We hear from Hindley after a stage that elevated a great white hope of Italian cycling but saw the GC contenders cancel each other out...


 2022-05-22  44m

episode 52: Kilometre 0 – Poetry and motion

The Giro’s third rest day in Salò on Monday gives us pause to consider the curious intersection of the Lake Garda resort’s notorious history, one of the more scandalous films of the 20th century – and why the Corsa Rosa is as much epic journey as bike race...


 2022-05-23  37m

episode 53: Press Conference | Giro d’Italia 2022

The Giro pauses for its third rest-day and Daniel Friebe and Brian Nygaard have traveled from the Valle d’Aosta to Lake Garda, where the race will resume with Richard Carapaz in the pink jersey on Tuesday. 
We hear from Brian on the fine art of choreographing real Grand Tour press conferences, before fielding questions sent in by listeners...


 2022-05-23  1h27m

episode 54: Stage 16 | Salò – Aprica | Giro d’Italia 2022

The Giro made its way towards Aprica for what many have dubbed this year’s Queen Stage. Having set out from the western shore of Lake Garda, the peloton would scale the Mortirolo and the Valico di Santa Cristina – to name just two of the climbs on today’s route – before finishing in Aprica, the scene of many a famous Giro exploit...


 2022-05-24  1h6m

episode 55: Kilometre 0 – Thinking pink

Professional cycling has until recently been slow to recognise the merits of sports psychologists and mental coaches, but that is changing in the age of marginal gains. Many riders now accept that brain power can add extra watts through the pedals – and the team leading the Giro hopes that it can help them carry the maglia rosa all the way to Verona. The Ineos Grenadiers’ sports psychologist Robbie Anderson has lived & consulted with his team’s riders through the Corsa Rosa...


 2022-05-25  32m

episode 56: Stage 17 | Ponte Di Legno – Lavarone | Giro d’Italia 2022

Stage 17 of the Giro took the peloton to Lavarone via two mighty climbs. With the battle for the pink still finely poised, here was another opportunity for Jai Hindley & Mikel Landa, in particular, to apply pressure to Richard Carapaz.
As it transpired, the three tenors of this Giro still couldn‘t be separated. Meanwhile, we saw another surprise solo winner in Santiago Buitrago. In tonight’s episode, we hear from Hindley & a series of surprise guests and old friends...


 2022-05-25  59m

episode 57: Stage 18 | Borgo Valsugana – Treviso | Giro d’Italia 2022

Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia took the riders from Borgo Valsugana to Treviso in the Veneto region. On paper, this looked like the last opportunity for the sprinter in this year’s Corsa Rosa. But a strong four-man breakaway group would upset the odds.

In tonight’s episode we are joined by the Acting American Ambassador to Italy, Thomas D...


 2022-05-26  57m

episode 58: Kilometre 0 – In fair Verona

The 2022 edition of the Giro d'Italia finishes in Verona – just as the 1984 edition did, and it is that race which has long fascinated Lionel Birnie. It took place towards the end of the second great era of rivalry in Italian cycling. Francesco Moser was heading towards the end of his career and had yet to win the Giro. Time was running out but all of Italy was willing him to do it, including the race director Vincenzo Torriani...


 2022-05-27  31m

episode 59: Stage 19 | Marano Lagunare – Santuario di Castelmonte | Giro d’Italia 2022

The penultimate mountain stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia took the race into Slovenia, with the battle for the maglia rosa still delicately poised...


 2022-05-27  1h7m