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 924 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 38 days 1 hour 33 minutes


episode 60: Stage 20 | Belluno – Marmolada | Giro d’Italia 2022

The last mountain stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia promised fireworks. Three giant Dolomite passes & two determined opponents, Mikel Landa & Jai Hindley, stood between Richard Carapaz & a repeat of his 2019 Giro triumph tomorrow in Verona. 

In tonight’s episode, from the Passo Fedaia, we tell the story of a thrilling day made even more exciting by the preceding three weeks of mounting suspense...


 2022-05-28  1h5m

episode 61: Stage 21 | Verona time trial | Giro d’Italia 2022

Join Daniel Friebe and Brian Nygaard in Verona for the final podcast of the 2022 Giro d'Italia.

AMARATERRA Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Their Bandcamp page is here:
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The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport...


 2022-05-29  1h8m

episode 62: Service Course | The concussion protocol

In this month's episode of Service Course, Tom Whalley and Lizzy Banks tackle the issue of concussion recognition head on. Tom and Lizzy investigate the technologies already out there that could transform concussion recognition in both professional and amateur cycling. 

Lizzy speaks to HIT Recognition founder, Euan Bowen about their device which can be placed on the back of a helmet and which provides instant g-force data to assess the impact when a rider sustains a hit to the head...


 2022-06-01  1h29m

episode 63: The stage race trilogy approaches

The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns just as the Women’s World Tour peloton prepares to tackle three stage races in the space of a couple of months. First up it’s the Women’s Tour in Britain, then the Giro d’Italia Donne and finally, at the end of July, the inaugural Tour de France Femmes. In this episode Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lionel Birnie look ahead to the racing.
Orla speaks to new World Hour Record holder Ellen van Dijk, who broke Joss Lowden’s distance which she set last year...


 2022-06-02  1h11m

episode 64: The Best There Never Was

This episode of The Cycling Podcast features Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie talking about Daniel’s biography of the German cyclist Jan Ullrich.
Recorded over a glass of wine on the Giro d’Italia’s rest day in Abruzzo, Lionel starts by asking why Daniel wanted to write about the 1997 Tour de France champion.
In a way it’s a classic tale of partially fulfilled talent – Ullrich burst onto the scene in 1996, finishing second in the Tour de France behind his Telekom teammate Bjarne Riis...


 2022-06-06  1h16m

episode 65: The Women's Tour 2022

Rose Manley and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Lizzy Banks for a packed episode to discuss the 2022 edition of the Women's Tour.

Rose and Lizzy were in Oxford for the end of the race and after the final stage Rose caught up – literally – with the overall winner as she headed to get her train. Rose also headed to the podium herself to present the inaugural Richard Moore Award to Clara Copponi...


 2022-06-18  1h15m

episode 66: This Slovenian Life: part one

To many cycling viewers, the rise of Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar may feel like it came out of nowhere. Longer-term cycling fans might remember the years of Tadej Valjavec and Jani Brajkovič as the first time Slovenia registered for them on the world stage of cycling. But the reality is, Slovenian cycling has been around for a long time, as long as cycling itself...


 2022-06-22  58m

episode 67: Service Course | Where's Bianchi?

With no World Tour teams currently riding Bianchi bicycles, Tom looks at the fascinating history of one of the world's oldest bicycle manufacturer. Not many brands inspire as much passion as Bianchi and so Tom seeks to understand why with the help of design historian and author Charlotte Fiell. He also speaks to Bianchi collectors and fans and learns the true origins of the brand's iconic celeste colour...


 2022-06-26  59m

episode 68: Les crus des flâneurs

A Frenchman, the poet Paul Claudel, once opined that “wine is a professor of taste, a liberator of the spirit and an illuminator of intelligence”. Far be it for us to make the same claim of The Cycling Podcast – though we can but try with our coverage of this year’s Grande Boucle, which starts from Copenhagen in Denmark on July 1...


 2022-06-27  49m

episode 69: This Slovenian Life: part two

Part two of This Slovenian Life opens up on a rainy day in Ljubljana where Primož Roglič is waiting on the top floor of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce. He'll (very colourfully) convey a few amusing anecdotes from his eventful past and the differences between coming up in ski jumping versus cycling. We then meet some of Slovenian cycling's youngest stars, the juniors racers in Tadej Pogačar's incubator Pogi Team...


 2022-06-29  55m