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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 37 days 10 hours 20 minutes


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...


 2023-01-12  1h29m

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...


 2023-01-19  1h45m

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...


 2023-01-27  1h7m


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...


 2023-01-27  1h43m

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...


 2023-02-02  1h10m

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...


 2023-02-02  1h33m

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...


 2023-02-06  1h11m

episode 9: Admirable Lord Neilson & The Battle of Hoogerheide

This week Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie are back and joined by one of the most illustrious and recognisable voices in Belgian cycling, Sporza’s veteran commentator and reporter Renaat Schotte. 
After the usual news round-up, we review the action from the cyclocross Worlds in Hoogerheide, where Fem Van Empel and Mathieu van der Poel went double Dutch by taking the women’s and men’s titles respectively...


 2023-02-08  1h34m

episode 10: The Pog Days Aren’t Over

In this week’s regular episode, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie are joined by former Team Sky and Katusha ace turned gravel-racing maestro Ian Boswell. 
After our usual round-up of the week’s news, it’s time to reflect on Tadej Pogačar’s 2023 racing début at the Clásica Jaén Paraíso Interior - and his scintillating victory on the white roads of what has already established itself as Spain’s answer to Strade Bianche...


 2023-02-14  1h43m

episode 11: Chasing the X Factor

In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie are joined by the young and ambitious chief of the Uno-X men’s and women’s teams, Jens Haugland, to discuss their unlikely journey towards the pinnacle of the sport - the Tour de France. 

In a wide-ranging interview, Haugland explains why professional football and the priesthood could have been his alternative career paths - and revisits his team’s very humble beginnings...


 2023-02-20  1h18m